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Front view of AMD Ryzen 5 Ryzen™ 5 1600X

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Significantly higher clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 2.6 GHz Around 40% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 4 GHz vs 3.2 GHz Around 25% higher turbo clock speed
Much newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 95 °C vs 71.7 °C More than 30% higher Maximum operating temperature
Significantly more l3 cache per core 2.67 MB/core vs 2 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
More threads 12 vs 8 4 more threads
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Much more l2 cache 8 MB vs 3 MB Around 2.8x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
More cores 8 vs 6 2 more cores; run more applications at once

Features Key features of the Ryzen 5 Ryzen™ 5 1600X  vs Opteron 6212 

clock speed

turbo clock speed

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Ryzen 5 Ryzen™ 5 1600X  vs
Opteron 6212 
Clock speed 3.6 GHz 2.6 GHz
Turbo clock speed 4 GHz 3.2 GHz
Cores Hexa core Octa core
Is unlocked Yes No

features

Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
SSE3
SSE
FMA3
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0

details

Ryzen 5 Ryzen™ 5 1600X  vs
Opteron 6212 
Threads 12 8
L2 cache 3 MB 8 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 16 MB 16 MB
L3 cache per core 2.67 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 32 nm
Operating temperature Unknown - 95°C Unknown - 71.7°C

power consumption

Typical power consumption N/A 93.44W
AMD Ryzen 5 Ryzen™ 5 1600X
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