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Front view of AMD Opteron 8374 HE

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AMD Opteron 8374 HE

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Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 8 vs 1 7 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
Much lower typical power consumption 44.69W vs 101.56W 2.3x lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year vs 30.11 $/year 2.3x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year vs 109.5 $/year 2.3x lower annual commercial energy cost
More l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 1.33 MB/core Around 15% more l3 cache per core
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Much more l2 cache 6 MB vs 2 MB 3x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much higher clock speed 3.8 GHz vs 2.2 GHz Around 75% higher clock speed
Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.71 GHz vs 2.2 GHz Around 2.2x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better geekbench 3 single core score 1,980 vs 1,080 Around 85% better geekbench 3 single core score
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Much better performance per watt 7.46 pt/W vs 2.67 pt/W More than 2.8x better performance per watt
Slightly more l3 cache 8 MB vs 6 MB Around 35% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More cores 6 vs 4 2 more cores; run more applications at once
Newer Feb, 2012 vs Jan, 2009 Release date over 3 years later
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 7,985 vs 7,210 More than 10% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
More threads 6 vs 4 2 more threads
Higher Maximum operating temperature 61.1 °C vs 55 °C More than 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.8 GHz vs 2.2 GHz Around 75% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Opteron 8374 HE vs FX 6200

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 6200
7,985

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 6200
1,980

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Opteron 8374 HE
87,800 MB/s
FX 6200
2,300,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Opteron 8374 HE  vs
FX 6200 
Clock speed 2.2 GHz 3.8 GHz
Cores Quad core Hexa core
Socket type
F
AM3+
Is unlocked No Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
F16C
MMX
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
ABM
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 55W 125W
Annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year 30.11 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year 109.5 $/year
Performance per watt 2.67 pt/W 7.46 pt/W
Typical power consumption 44.69W 101.56W

details

Opteron 8374 HE  vs
FX 6200 
Threads 4 6
L2 cache 2 MB 6 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.33 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 8 1
Clock multiplier 11 20
Voltage range 1 - UnknownV 0.75 - 1.4V
Operating temperature 0 - 55°C Unknown - 61.1°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.2 GHz 4.71 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.2 GHz 3.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.2 GHz 4.71 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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