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Front view of Apple APL 2298

Reasons to consider the
Apple APL 2298

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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
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Newer Sep, 2009 vs Aug, 2006 Release date over 3 years later
Front view of AMD Opteron 8218

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AMD Opteron 8218

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Much higher clock speed 2.6 GHz vs 0.8 GHz 3.2x higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache 2 MB vs 0.26 MB More than 7.8x 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 0.26 MB/core Around 4x more l2 cache per core
More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once

Features Key features of the APL 2298  vs Opteron 8218 

clock speed

APL 2298
0.8 GHz
Opteron 8218
2.6 GHz

L2 cache

APL 2298
0.26 MB

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

APL 2298  vs
Opteron 8218 
Clock speed 0.8 GHz 2.6 GHz
Cores Single core Dual core

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label PowerVR SGX535 N/A
GPU clock speed 200 MHz N/A

details

APL 2298  vs
Opteron 8218 
Threads 1 2
L2 cache 0.26 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.26 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 90 nm

power consumption

Typical power consumption N/A 77.19W
Apple APL 2298
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AMD Opteron 8218
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