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Front view of AMD Opteron 8222 SE

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AMD Opteron 8222 SE

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Much higher clock speed 3 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 25% higher clock speed
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 (Air) 3 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 25% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 25% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Opteron 2431

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AMD Opteron 2431

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More cores 6 vs 2 Three times as many cores; run more applications at once
Much more l3 cache 6 MB vs 1 MB 6x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache 3 MB vs 2 MB 50% more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much newer manufacturing process 45 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
More threads 6 vs 2 Three times as many threads
Much lower typical power consumption 60.94W vs 96.69W More than 35% lower typical power consumption
More l3 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l3 cache per core
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 65.7 $/year vs 104.24 $/year More than 35% lower annual commercial energy cost
Much lower annual home energy cost 18.07 $/year vs 28.67 $/year More than 35% lower annual home energy cost
Newer Jun, 2009 vs Aug, 2007 Release date over 1 years later

Features Key features of the Opteron 8222 SE  vs 2431 

clock speed

L2 cache

L3 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

overclocked clock speed (water)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Opteron 8222 SE  vs
2431 
Clock speed 3 GHz 2.4 GHz
Cores Dual core Hexa 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 119W 75W
Annual home energy cost 28.67 $/year 18.07 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 104.24 $/year 65.7 $/year
Typical power consumption 96.69W 60.94W

details

Opteron 8222 SE  vs
2431 
Threads 2 6
L2 cache 2 MB 3 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 1 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 90 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 8 2
Clock multiplier 15 12
Voltage range 1.3 - UnknownV 1 - UnknownV
Operating temperature 0 - 55°C 0 - 55°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3 GHz 2.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3 GHz 2.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3 GHz 2.4 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 8222 SE
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