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Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2660

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Intel Xeon E5-2660

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Much higher turbo clock speed 3 GHz vs 0 GHz Compared to all cpus, 3 GHz turbo clock speed is just OK
Much more l3 cache 20 MB vs None Compared to all cpus, 20 MB l3 cache is just OK
Much higher clock speed 2.2 GHz vs 1.9 GHz More than 15% higher clock speed
More threads 16 vs 4 12 more threads
More cores 8 vs 4 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Front view of AMD Opteron X2100 Series X2150

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AMD Opteron X2100 Series X2150

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much lower typical power consumption 17.88W vs 77.19W 4.3x lower typical power consumption
Much more l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 19.27 $/year vs 83.22 $/year 4.3x lower annual commercial energy cost
Much lower annual home energy cost 5.3 $/year vs 22.89 $/year 4.3x lower annual home energy cost

Features Key features of the Xeon E5-2660  vs Opteron X2100 Series X2150 

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5-2660  vs
Opteron X2100 Series X2150 
Clock speed 2.2 GHz 1.9 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3 GHz 0 GHz
Cores Octa core Quad core

features

Has virtualization support Yes No

power consumption

TDP 95W 22W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 5.3 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 19.27 $/year
Typical power consumption 77.19W 17.88W

details

Xeon E5-2660  vs
Opteron X2100 Series X2150 
Threads 16 4
L2 cache 2 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 20 MB None
Manufacture process 32 nm 28 nm

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Radeon™ HD 8400
GPU clock speed N/A 600 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
DDR3-800
Intel Xeon E5-2660
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AMD Opteron X2100 Series X2150
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