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Front view of AMD Sempron X2 190

Reasons to consider the
AMD Sempron X2 190

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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
Much lower typical power consumption 36.56W vs 77.19W 2.1x lower typical power consumption
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.94 GHz vs 2.88 GHz More than 35% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Newer Aug, 2011 vs Aug, 2006 Release date over 5 years later
Much lower annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year vs 22.89 $/year 2.1x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year vs 83.22 $/year 2.1x lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD Opteron 8216

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AMD Opteron 8216

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Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 8 vs 1 7 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
Significantly more l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x 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

Features Key features of the Sempron X2 190  vs Opteron 8216 

clock speed

Sempron X2 190
2.5 GHz
Opteron 8216
2.4 GHz

L2 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Sempron X2 190
3.94 GHz
Opteron 8216
2.88 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Sempron X2 190
2.5 GHz
Opteron 8216
2.4 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Sempron X2 190  vs
Opteron 8216 
Clock speed 2.5 GHz 2.4 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core

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

details

Sempron X2 190  vs
Opteron 8216 
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 8

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.94 GHz 2.88 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.5 GHz 2.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.94 GHz 2.88 GHz

power consumption

TDP 45W 95W
Annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year 83.22 $/year
Typical power consumption 36.56W 77.19W
AMD Sempron X2 190
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AMD Opteron 8216
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