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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Opteron 8216

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AMD Opteron 8216

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Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 8 vs 1 7 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
Front view of AMD Athlon II X2 245

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Much newer manufacturing process 45 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Higher clock speed 2.9 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 20% higher clock speed
Significantly lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 77.19W More than 30% lower typical power consumption
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 74 °C vs 55 °C Around 35% higher Maximum operating temperature
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.64 GHz vs 2.88 GHz More than 25% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Newer Jul, 2009 vs Aug, 2006 Release date over 2 years later
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 65% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 22.89 $/year More than 30% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 83.22 $/year More than 30% lower annual commercial energy cost

Features Key features of the Opteron 8216  vs Athlon II X2 245 

clock speed

Opteron 8216
2.4 GHz

L2 cache

L3 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Opteron 8216
2.88 GHz
Athlon II X2 245
3.64 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Opteron 8216  vs
Athlon II X2 245 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 2.9 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
F
AM3
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
3DNow!
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 95W 65W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 56.94 $/year
Typical power consumption 77.19W 52.81W

details

Opteron 8216  vs
Athlon II X2 245 
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 2 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L3 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 90 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 8 1
Voltage range 1.3 - UnknownV 0.85 - 1.4V
Operating temperature 0 - 55°C Unknown - 74°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.88 GHz 3.64 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz 4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.88 GHz 3.64 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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