CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 6328 vs 860K 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

5.6

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD Opteron 6328 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD Opteron 6328  based on its performance.

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AMD Opteron 6328

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Front view of AMD Opteron 6328

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Opteron 6328

Reasons to consider the
AMD Opteron 6328

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Much more l2 cache 8 MB vs 4 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More cores 8 vs 4 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Better PassMark score 7,813 vs 5,468 Around 45% better PassMark score
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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Higher clock speed 3.7 GHz vs 3.2 GHz More than 15% higher clock speed
Much better performance per watt 9.83 pt/W vs 2.08 pt/W Around 4.8x better performance per watt
Slightly higher turbo clock speed 4 GHz vs 3.8 GHz More than 5% higher turbo clock speed
Newer manufacturing process 28 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Lower typical power consumption 77.19W vs 93.44W More than 15% lower typical power consumption
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,596 vs 1,311 More than 20% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.37 GHz vs 3.8 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Newer Aug, 2014 vs Nov, 2012 Release date over 1 years later
Lower annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year vs 27.7 $/year More than 15% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year vs 100.74 $/year More than 15% lower annual commercial energy cost
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.45 GHz vs 3.8 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Opteron 6328 vs Athlon X4 860K

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Opteron 6328
2,280 MB/s
Athlon X4 860K
2,290,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Opteron 6328  vs
Athlon X4 860K 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 3.7 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.8 GHz 4 GHz
Cores Octa core Quad core
Is unlocked No Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
ABM
BMI1
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM

power consumption

TDP 115W 95W
Annual home energy cost 27.7 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 100.74 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 2.08 pt/W 9.83 pt/W
Typical power consumption 93.44W 77.19W

details

Opteron 6328  vs
Athlon X4 860K 
L2 cache 8 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 28 nm

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.8 GHz 4.37 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.8 GHz 4.45 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.8 GHz 4.37 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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3
Channels Quad Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 29,866.66 MB/s
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