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Front view of AMD Opteron 6262 HE

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AMD Opteron 6262 HE

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Much more l2 cache 16 MB vs 6 MB Around 2.8x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l3 cache 16 MB vs 12 MB Around 35% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More threads 16 vs 12 4 more threads
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.99 GHz vs 2.52 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly lower typical power consumption 69.06W vs 93.44W More than 25% lower typical power consumption
Newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 74.46 $/year vs 100.74 $/year More than 25% lower annual commercial energy cost
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 20.48 $/year vs 27.7 $/year More than 25% lower annual home energy cost
Newer Nov, 2011 vs Mar, 2010 Release date over 1 years later
Front view of AMD Opteron 6168

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AMD Opteron 6168

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Much higher clock speed 1.9 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 20% higher clock speed
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.9 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Features Key features of the Opteron 6262 HE  vs 6168 

clock speed

Opteron 6262 HE
1.6 GHz
Opteron 6168
1.9 GHz

L2 cache

L3 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Opteron 6262 HE
2.99 GHz
Opteron 6168
2.52 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Opteron 6262 HE
1.6 GHz
Opteron 6168
1.9 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Opteron 6262 HE  vs
6168 
Clock speed 1.6 GHz 1.9 GHz
Cores 16 core Duodeca core
Socket type
G34
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
SSE3
SSE
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES

power consumption

TDP 85W 115W
Annual home energy cost 20.48 $/year 27.7 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 74.46 $/year 100.74 $/year
Typical power consumption 69.06W 93.44W

bus

Architecture HyperTransport 3.0 HyperTransport 3.0
Clock speed 3,200 MHz 3,200 MHz

details

Opteron 6262 HE  vs
6168 
Threads 16 12
L2 cache 16 MB 6 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 16 MB 12 MB
L3 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 4 4
Clock multiplier 8 9
Operating temperature Unknown - 55°C Unknown - 55°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.99 GHz 2.52 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.6 GHz 1.9 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.99 GHz 2.52 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None None
Label N/A N/A
Latest DirectX N/A N/A
Number of displays supported N/A N/A
GPU clock speed N/A N/A
Turbo clock speed N/A N/A
3DMark06 N/A N/A
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