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Front view of AMD Opteron 8356

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AMD Opteron 8356

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Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 8 vs 2 6 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
Front view of AMD Opteron 2356

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the 2356 vs the 8356.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Opteron 8356 vs 2356

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Opteron 8356
13,936
Opteron 2356
7,681

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Opteron 8356
79.5 MB/s
Opteron 2356
86.9 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Opteron 8356  vs
2356 
Clock speed 2.3 GHz 2.3 GHz
Cores Quad 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 75W 75W
Annual home energy cost 18.07 $/year 18.07 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 65.7 $/year 65.7 $/year
Performance per watt 2.16 pt/W 1.36 pt/W
Typical power consumption 60.94W 60.94W

bus

Clock speed 1,000 MHz 2,000 MHz

details

Opteron 8356  vs
2356 
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 2 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 2 MB 2 MB
L3 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 8 2
Clock multiplier 11 11
Voltage range 1 - UnknownV 1 - UnknownV
Operating temperature 0 - 55°C 0 - 55°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.43 GHz 2.43 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.3 GHz 2.3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.43 GHz 2.43 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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