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Front view of AMD Opteron 8212

Reasons to consider the
AMD Opteron 8212

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Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 8 vs 1 7 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Front view of AMD A8 6410

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AMD A8 6410

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Much newer manufacturing process 28 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much lower typical power consumption 12.19W vs 77.19W 6.3x lower typical power consumption
Newer Jul, 2014 vs Aug, 2006 Release date over 8 years later
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 71.3 °C vs 55 °C Around 30% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year vs 22.89 $/year 6.3x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year vs 83.22 $/year 6.3x lower annual commercial energy cost
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads

Features Key features of the Opteron 8212  vs A8 6410 

clock speed

Opteron 8212
2 GHz
A8 6410
2 GHz

L2 cache

A8 6410
2 MB

TDP

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Opteron 8212  vs
A8 6410 
Clock speed 2 GHz 2 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Socket type
F
BGA 769
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
F16C
MMX
AVX
SSE3
SSE
BMI1
AMD64
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
AMD-V
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

details

Opteron 8212  vs
A8 6410 
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 2 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 90 nm 28 nm
Max CPUs 8 1
Voltage range 1.3 - UnknownV 0.5 - 1.4V
Operating temperature 0 - 55°C Unknown - 71.3°C

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Radeon R5 series
GPU clock speed N/A 800 MHz

power consumption

TDP 95W 15W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 3.61 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 13.14 $/year
Typical power consumption 77.19W 12.19W
AMD Opteron 8212
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