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Front view of AMD Opteron 8218

Reasons to consider the
AMD Opteron 8218

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Much higher clock speed 2.6 GHz vs 2.1 GHz Around 25% higher clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.91 GHz vs 2.1 GHz Around 40% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 8 vs 2 6 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.6 GHz vs 2.1 GHz Around 25% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Opteron 2352

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AMD Opteron 2352

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More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Newer manufacturing process 65 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
More l3 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Lower typical power consumption 60.94W vs 77.19W More than 20% lower typical power consumption
Lower annual commercial energy cost 65.7 $/year vs 83.22 $/year More than 20% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 18.07 $/year vs 22.89 $/year More than 20% lower annual home energy cost
Newer Apr, 2008 vs Aug, 2006 Release date over 1 years later

Features Key features of the Opteron 8218  vs 2352 

clock speed

Opteron 8218
2.6 GHz
Opteron 2352
2.1 GHz

L2 cache

L3 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Opteron 8218
2.91 GHz
Opteron 2352
2.1 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Opteron 8218
2.6 GHz
Opteron 2352
2.1 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Opteron 8218  vs
2352 
Clock speed 2.6 GHz 2.1 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Socket type
F
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 75W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 18.07 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 65.7 $/year
Typical power consumption 77.19W 60.94W

details

Opteron 8218  vs
2352 
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 2 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L3 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 90 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 8 2
Operating temperature 0 - 55°C 0 - 55°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.91 GHz 2.1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.6 GHz 2.1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.91 GHz 2.1 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
AMD Opteron 8218
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AMD Opteron 2352
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