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AMD Opteron 2384 vs Intel Xeon E5520

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AMD Opteron 2384 advantages

  • The AMD 2384 processor offers higher operating frequency than the Intel Xeon E5520 CPU.
  • This microprocessor has 3DNow! technology. This technology can boost performance of some old games. The 3DNow! set was depreciated, and not used by modern programs.

Intel Xeon E5520 advantages

  • The CPU integrates Hyper-Threading feature, which allows this microprocessor to process twice as many threads.
  • The CPU has SSSE3, SSE4.1 and SSE4.2 instructions enabled.
  • The Intel Xeon E5520 is 30% more energy efficient.

2384 vs E5520 specifications comparison

The graphs below compare the most important Intel Xeon E5520 and Opteron 2384 features. These characteristics, along with an IPC (instructions per cycle) number, determine how well a processor performs. The "Number of cores / threads" graph shows the number of cores (darker area). Lighter area on the graph corresponds to the number of extra threads, provided by Hyper-Threading technology. The "Operating frequency" chart uses dark color to represent base frequency, while lighter area is for additional frequency, provided by Turbo feature. Darker area on the "On-chip cache" graph is for the On-chip L2 cache. Lighter area is for the L3 cache cache. Although the L3 cache cache is usually larger than the On-chip L2 cache, it is always slower.

The number of cores / threads
9
7.2
5.4
3.6
1.8
0
 
 
4
 
8
 
 
Higher is better
Operating frequency
3
2.4
1.8
1.2
0.6
0
 
 
2.7GHz
 
2.53GHz
 
 
Higher is better
On-chip L2 + L3 cache
10
8
6
4
2
0
 
 
8MB
 
9MB
 
 
Higher is better
Thermal Design Power
200
160
120
80
40
0
 
 
115W
 
80W
 
 
Lower is better

  - AMD Opteron 2384       - Intel Xeon E5520

Detailed side by side comparison of Opteron 2384 vs Xeon E5520 specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab.


Pros and Cons summary

Opteron 2384 Xeon E5520
General recommendations:
Base frequency is higher
  General recommendations:
Can execute more threads at once,
Supports SSE4.1 / SSE4.2 instructions,
Lower power consumption

Drawbacks:

Does not support as many threads,
Lacks some instructions,
Requires more power
 

Drawbacks:

Operates at lower base frequency

Similar processors

Opteron 2384 Xeon E5520
 

Similar microprocessors use the same socket and architecture as AMD 2384 and Intel Xeon E5520, but their performance and other characteristics are a bit different.

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Specifications

Please visit AMD Opteron 2384 and Intel Xeon E5520 pages for more detailed specifications of both microprocessors.

 AMD Opteron 2384Intel Xeon E5520
Market segmentServer
ManufacturerAMDIntel
FamilyThird Generation OpteronXeon
Basic details
Model number2384E5520
CPU part numberOS2384WAL4DGIAT80602002091AA
Box part numberOS2384WAL4DGIWOFBX80602E5520
Introduction dateNovember 13, 2008March 30, 2009
 
CPU features
Core nameShanghaiNehalem-EP
Platform name Tylersburg-EP; Tylersburg-EN; Tylersburg-WS
MicroarchitectureK10Nehalem
Technology (micron)0.045
Data width (bits)64
SocketSocket FSocket 1366
Frequency (MHz)27002267
Turbo Frequency (MHz) 2533 / - / - / 2400
Bus speed (MHz)1000 (HT/QPI)2933 (HT/QPI)
L1 cache256 KB (code) / 256 KB (data)128 KB (code) / 128 KB (data)
L2 cache (KB)20481024
L3 cache (KB)61448192
Max temperature (°C)55 - 7776
TDP (Watt)11580
Max power dissipation (Watt) 173.59
Core voltage (V)1.350.75 - 1.35
Cores4
Threads48
Multiprocessing2
 
Instruction set extensions
3DNow!+-
AMD64 / EM64T 64-bit technology+
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
SSE4.1-+
SSE4.2-+
SSSE3 / Supplemental SSE3-+
 
Supported technologies
Hyper-Threading-+
PowerNow! / Enhanced SpeedStep+
Turbo Core / Turbo Boost-+
Virtualization+
Virus Protection / Execute Disable bit+
 
Integrated Graphics
GPU TypeNone
Notes:

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For detailed specifications of "AMD Opteron 2384" or "Intel Xeon E5520" parts please click on the links in the table header.

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