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Front view of Intel Pentium G860

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium G860

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Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly higher clock speed 3 GHz vs 2 GHz 50% higher clock speed
Significantly lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 77.19W More than 30% lower typical power consumption
Newer Jul, 2011 vs Aug, 2006 Release date over 4 years later
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 22.89 $/year More than 30% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 83.22 $/year More than 30% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD Second Generation Opteron 2212

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AMD Second Generation Opteron 2212

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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

Features Key features of the Pentium G860  vs Second Generation Opteron 2212 

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium G860  vs
Second Generation Opteron 2212 
Clock speed 3 GHz 2 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1155
F

features

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

details

Pentium G860  vs
Second Generation Opteron 2212 
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 2
Clock multiplier 30 10
Operating temperature Unknown - 69.1°C 0 - 72°C

power consumption

TDP 65W 95W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 83.22 $/year
Typical power consumption 52.81W 77.19W
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