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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Pentium 997

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium 997

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly lower typical power consumption 13.81W vs 44.69W 3.2x lower typical power consumption
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 100 °C vs 55 °C More than 80% higher Maximum operating temperature
Newer Sep, 2012 vs Jan, 2009 Release date over 3 years later
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year vs 13.25 $/year 3.2x lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 14.89 $/year vs 48.18 $/year 3.2x lower annual commercial energy cost
Better performance per watt 3.53 pt/W vs 2.67 pt/W More than 30% better performance per watt
Front view of AMD Opteron 8374 HE

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AMD Opteron 8374 HE

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Much better geekbench 3 AES single core score 87,800 MB/s vs 79.4 MB/s More than 1105.8x better geekbench 3 AES single core score
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 8 vs 1 7 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
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
Higher clock speed 2.2 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 40% higher clock speed
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 7,210 vs 2,114 Around 3.5x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
More l3 cache 6 MB vs 2 MB 3x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 50% more l3 cache per core
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.2 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 40% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.2 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 40% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium 997 vs Opteron 8374 HE

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

Pentium 997
79.4 MB/s
Opteron 8374 HE
87,800 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium 997  vs
Opteron 8374 HE 
Clock speed 1.6 GHz 2.2 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Socket type
BGA 1023
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features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support No Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 17W 55W
Annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year 13.25 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 14.89 $/year 48.18 $/year
Performance per watt 3.53 pt/W 2.67 pt/W
Typical power consumption 13.81W 44.69W

details

Pentium 997  vs
Opteron 8374 HE 
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 2 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 1 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 8
Clock multiplier 16 11
Operating temperature Unknown - 100°C 0 - 55°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.6 GHz 2.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.6 GHz 2.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.6 GHz 2.2 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics N/A
Number of displays supported 2 N/A
GPU clock speed 350 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 1,000 MHz N/A
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