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Front view of Apple APL 2298

Reasons to consider the
Apple APL 2298

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Newer Sep, 2009 vs Feb, 2009 Release date 6 months later
Front view of AMD Opteron 8389

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AMD Opteron 8389

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Much higher clock speed 2.9 GHz vs 0.8 GHz More than 3.5x 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
More cores 4 vs 1 3 more cores; run more applications at once
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.26 MB/core More than 95% more l2 cache per core
More threads 4 vs 1 3 more threads

Features Key features of the APL 2298  vs Opteron 8389 

clock speed

APL 2298
0.8 GHz
Opteron 8389
2.9 GHz

L2 cache

APL 2298
0.26 MB

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

APL 2298  vs
Opteron 8389 
Clock speed 0.8 GHz 2.9 GHz
Cores Single core Quad core

integrated graphics

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

details

APL 2298  vs
Opteron 8389 
Threads 1 4
L2 cache 0.26 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.26 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 45 nm

power consumption

Typical power consumption N/A 60.94W
Apple APL 2298
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AMD Opteron 8389
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