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Front view of Intel Pentium E2160

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium E2160

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Much newer manufacturing process 65 nm vs 130 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Higher clock speed 1.8 GHz vs 1.4 GHz Around 30% higher clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.11 GHz vs 1.4 GHz Around 2.2x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 66.71W More than 20% lower typical power consumption
Newer Jul, 2006 vs Jun, 2003 Release date over 3 years later
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.72 GHz vs 1.4 GHz Around 2.8x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Better performance per watt 1.12 pt/W vs 0.2 pt/W Around 5.8x better performance per watt
Lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 19.78 $/year More than 20% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 71.92 $/year More than 20% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD Opteron 140

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AMD Opteron 140

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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 Pentium E2160 vs Opteron 140

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Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium E2160  vs
Opteron 140 
Clock speed 1.8 GHz 1.4 GHz
Cores Dual core Single core
Socket type
LGA 775
940

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3

details

Pentium E2160  vs
Opteron 140 
Threads 2 1
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 130 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 9 7
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.5V 1.5 - UnknownV

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.11 GHz 1.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.72 GHz 1.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.11 GHz 1.4 GHz

power consumption

TDP 65W 82.1W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 19.78 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 71.92 $/year
Performance per watt 1.12 pt/W 0.2 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 66.71W
Intel Pentium E2160
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