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Front view of AMD Phenom II X4 B93

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AMD Phenom II X4 B93

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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
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
Higher clock speed 2.8 GHz vs 2.6 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Significantly better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 5,055 vs 2,256 Around 2.2x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Significantly more l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 3x more l3 cache per core
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 71 °C vs 55 °C Around 30% higher Maximum operating temperature
Lower typical power consumption 77.19W vs 83.69W Around 10% lower typical power consumption
Better geekbench 3 single core score 1,458 vs 1,207 More than 20% better geekbench 3 single core score
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Better performance per watt 1.46 pt/W vs 0.59 pt/W Around 2.5x better performance per watt
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.8 GHz vs 2.6 GHz More than 45% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.64 GHz vs 3.41 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Lower annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year vs 24.81 $/year Around 10% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year vs 90.23 $/year Around 10% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD Opteron 1218

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AMD Opteron 1218

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Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core

Benchmarks Real world tests of Phenom II X4 B93 vs Opteron 1218

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Phenom II X4 B93
112,700 MB/s
Opteron 1218
155.6 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Phenom II X4 B93  vs
Opteron 1218 
Clock speed 2.8 GHz 2.6 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
AM3
AM2
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 103W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 24.81 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 90.23 $/year
Performance per watt 1.46 pt/W 0.59 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 83.69W

details

Phenom II X4 B93  vs
Opteron 1218 
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 2 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 1 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Voltage range 0.8 - 1.43V 1 - UnknownV
Operating temperature Unknown - 71°C 0 - 55°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.64 GHz 3.41 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.8 GHz 2.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.64 GHz 3.41 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 Phenom II X4 B93
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