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Front view of AMD Third Generation Opteron 8300

Reasons to consider the
AMD Third Generation Opteron 8300

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Third Generation Opteron 8300 vs the Athlon X4 860K.

Front view of AMD Athlon X4 860K

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AMD Athlon X4 860K

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Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 2 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much higher clock speed 3.7 GHz vs 2.3 GHz More than 60% higher clock speed
Much newer manufacturing process 28 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
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 Third Generation Opteron 8300  vs Athlon X4 860K 

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Third Generation Opteron 8300  vs
Athlon X4 860K 
Clock speed 2.3 GHz 3.7 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
F16C
MMX
AVX
SSE3
SSE
BMI1
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
AMD-V
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM

details

Third Generation Opteron 8300  vs
Athlon X4 860K 
L2 cache 2 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 28 nm

power consumption

Typical power consumption N/A 77.19W
AMD Third Generation Opteron 8300
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AMD Athlon X4 860K
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