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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Celeron G1610

Reasons to consider the
Intel Celeron G1610

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Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Higher clock speed 2.6 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 30% higher clock speed
Significantly lower typical power consumption 44.69W vs 69.06W More than 35% lower typical power consumption
Newer Jan, 2013 vs May, 2005 Release date over 7 years later
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.69 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 35% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better PassMark score 2,498 vs 1,083 More than 2.2x better PassMark score
Better performance per watt 1.96 pt/W vs 0.52 pt/W More than 3.8x better performance per watt
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year vs 20.48 $/year More than 35% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year vs 74.46 $/year More than 35% lower annual commercial energy cost
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.68 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 35% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Opteron 270

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AMD Opteron 270

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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
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core

Benchmarks Real world tests of Celeron G1610 vs Opteron 270

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Celeron G1610  vs
Opteron 270 
Clock speed 2.6 GHz 2 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1155
940

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

details

Celeron G1610  vs
Opteron 270 
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 2
Clock multiplier 26 10

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.69 GHz 2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.68 GHz 2 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 2,763.7 1,113.5
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.69 GHz 2 GHz

power consumption

TDP 55W 85W
Annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year 20.48 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year 74.46 $/year
Performance per watt 1.96 pt/W 0.52 pt/W
Typical power consumption 44.69W 69.06W
Intel Celeron G1610
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AMD Opteron 270
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