CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 6272 vs 6172 among all CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

5.2

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD Opteron 6272 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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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
Much better performance per watt 6.12 pt/W vs 0.99 pt/W Around 6.2x better performance per watt
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) 2.9 GHz vs 2.5 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz vs 2.1 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Nov, 2011 vs Mar, 2010 Release date over 1 years later
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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the 6172 vs the 6272.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Opteron 6272 vs 6172

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Opteron 6272
26,707
Opteron 6172
3,906

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Opteron 6272
1,350,000 MB/s
Opteron 6172
88,100 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Opteron 6272  vs
6172 
Clock speed 2.1 GHz 2.1 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 115W 115W
Annual home energy cost 27.7 $/year 27.7 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 100.74 $/year 100.74 $/year
Performance per watt 6.12 pt/W 0.99 pt/W
Typical power consumption 93.44W 93.44W

bus

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

details

Opteron 6272  vs
6172 
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 15 10
Operating temperature Unknown - 55°C Unknown - 55°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 2 1
Overclocked clock speed 2.9 GHz 2.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz 2.1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.9 GHz 2.5 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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