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AMD Opteron 6386 SE

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 2715QE

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Intel Core i7 2715QE

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Much lower typical power consumption 36.56W vs 113.75W 3.1x lower typical power consumption
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much better performance per watt 16.09 pt/W vs 1.13 pt/W Around 14.2x better performance per watt
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 100 °C vs 64.4 °C More than 55% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year vs 33.73 $/year 3.1x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year vs 122.64 $/year 3.1x lower annual commercial energy cost
More l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 50% more l3 cache per core
Front view of AMD Opteron 6386 SE

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Much more l2 cache 16 MB vs 1 MB 16x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Higher clock speed 2.8 GHz vs 2.1 GHz Around 35% higher clock speed
Significantly more l3 cache 16 MB vs 6 MB Around 2.8x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More cores 16 vs 4 12 more cores; run more applications at once
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 4 vs 1 3 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
Higher turbo clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 3 GHz More than 15% higher turbo clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
More threads 16 vs 8 Twice as many threads
Significantly better PassMark score 10,748 vs 5,365 More than 2x better PassMark score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.2 GHz vs 2.1 GHz More than 50% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Newer Nov, 2012 vs Jan, 2011 Release date over 1 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 2715QE vs Opteron 6386 SE

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 2715QE
1,690,000 MB/s
Opteron 6386 SE
1,790 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 2715QE  vs
Opteron 6386 SE 
Clock speed 2.1 GHz 2.8 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3 GHz 3.5 GHz
Cores Quad core 16 core
Socket type
BGA 1023
G34
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
ABM
BMI1
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 45W 140W
Annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year 33.73 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year 122.64 $/year
Performance per watt 16.09 pt/W 1.13 pt/W
Typical power consumption 36.56W 113.75W

bus

Architecture DMI HyperTransport 3.0
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 6,400 MT/s

details

Core i7 2715QE  vs
Opteron 6386 SE 
Threads 8 16
L2 cache 1 MB 16 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 16 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 4
Clock multiplier 21 17
Operating temperature Unknown - 100°C Unknown - 64.4°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.1 GHz 3.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.1 GHz 3.2 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics 3000 N/A
Number of displays supported 2 N/A
GPU clock speed 650 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 1,200 MHz N/A

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Quad Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Intel Core i7 2715QE
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