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Front view of Intel Core2 X9100

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core2 X9100

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Much more l2 cache 6 MB vs 2 MB 3x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much newer manufacturing process 45 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly higher clock speed 3.06 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 55% higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 3 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 3x more l2 cache per core
Significantly lower typical power consumption 35.75W vs 55.25W More than 35% lower typical power consumption
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.78 GHz vs 3.03 GHz Around 25% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better performance per watt 2.93 pt/W vs 0.76 pt/W More than 3.8x better performance per watt
Newer Jul, 2008 vs Aug, 2006 Release date over 1 years later
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.07 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 55% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 10.6 $/year vs 16.38 $/year More than 35% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 38.54 $/year vs 59.57 $/year More than 35% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD Opteron 2212 HE

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AMD Opteron 2212 HE

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Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 X9100 vs Opteron 2212 HE

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Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 X9100  vs
Opteron 2212 HE 
Clock speed 3.06 GHz 2 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
478
P
F
Is unlocked Yes No

features

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

power consumption

TDP 44W 68W
Annual home energy cost 10.6 $/year 16.38 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 38.54 $/year 59.57 $/year
Performance per watt 2.93 pt/W 0.76 pt/W
Typical power consumption 35.75W 55.25W

details

Core2 X9100  vs
Opteron 2212 HE 
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 6 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 3 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 2
Clock multiplier 12 10
Voltage range 1.05 - 1.26V 1.2 - UnknownV

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.78 GHz 3.03 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.07 GHz 2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.78 GHz 3.03 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None None
Label N/A N/A
Latest DirectX N/A N/A
Number of displays supported N/A N/A
GPU clock speed N/A N/A
Turbo clock speed N/A N/A
3DMark06 N/A N/A
Intel Core2 X9100
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AMD Opteron 2212 HE
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