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AMD Opteron 6238 vs Intel Xeon E5-2630

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AMD Opteron 6238 advantages

  • More CPU cores on the AMD 6238 help to handle multiple programs or heavily multi-threaded applications.
  • The Opteron 6238 microprocessor offers higher operating frequency than the E5-2630.
  • This processor has XOP instructions. These extensions are not extensively supported by programs yet, but their support should improve in future apps.
  • FMA4 instruction set extension is enabled on this microprocessor. The FMA4 technology is only available on AMD CPUs, thus not many software vendors may support it in the future.
  • Based on current official prices, the Opteron 6238 is 26% cheaper.

Intel Xeon E5-2630 advantages

  • The processor is 17% more energy efficient.

6238 vs E5-2630 specifications comparison

The graphs below demonstrate the difference between E5-2630 and AMD Opteron 6238 most important characteristics. These features, together with an IPC (instructions per cycle) number, determine how well a microprocessor performs. The "Number of cores / threads" graph shows the number of cores (darker area). Lighter area on the graph represents the number of extra threads, provided by Hyper-Threading technology. The "Operating frequency" chart uses dark color for base frequency, whereas 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
20
16
12
8
4
0
 
 
12
 
12
 
 
Higher is better
Operating frequency
4
3.2
2.4
1.6
0.8
0
 
 
3.2GHz
 
2.8GHz
 
 
Higher is better
On-chip L2 + L3 cache
40
32
24
16
8
0
 
 
28MB
 
16.5MB
 
 
Higher is better
Thermal Design Power
200
160
120
80
40
0
 
 
115W
 
95W
 
 
Lower is better
Current official price
700
560
420
280
140
0
 
 
$455
 
$612
 
 
Lower is better
 

  - AMD Opteron 6238       - Intel Xeon E5-2630

Detailed side by side comparison of Opteron 6238 vs Intel E5-2630 specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab.


Pros and Cons summary

Opteron 6238 Xeon E5-2630
General recommendations:
Comes with more CPU cores,
Clocked higher,
Features XOP instructions,
Somewhat lower official price
  General recommendations:
Lower power consumption

Drawbacks:

Requires somewhat more power
 

Drawbacks:

Has fewer CPU cores,
Operates at lower frequency,
Does not support some instructions,
Priced higher

Similar processors

Opteron 6238 Xeon E5-2630
 

Similar microprocessors use the same socket and architecture as AMD Opteron 6238 and Intel E5-2630, however their performance and other characteristics are slightly different.

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Specifications

Please visit AMD Opteron 6238 and Intel Xeon E5-2630 pages for more complete specifications of both microprocessors.

 AMD Opteron 6238Intel Xeon E5-2630
Market segmentServer
ManufacturerAMDIntel
FamilyOpteron 6200 seriesXeon
Basic details
Model number6238E5-2630
CPU part numberOS6238WKTCGGUCM8062101038801
Box part numberOS6238WKTCGGUWOFBX80621E52630
Introduction dateNovember 14, 2011March 6, 2012
Current official price$455 (as of Mar 2014)$612 (as of Mar 2014)
 
CPU features
Core nameInterlagosSandy Bridge-EP
Platform nameMaranelloRomley-EP; Romley-WS
MicroarchitectureBulldozerSandy Bridge
Technology (micron)0.032
Data width (bits)64
SocketSocket G34Socket 2011
Frequency (MHz)26002300
Turbo Frequency (MHz)3200 / 29002800 / 2800 / 2700 / 2700 / 2600 / 2600
Bus speed (MHz)3200 (HT/QPI)3600 (HT/QPI)
Clock Multiplier 23
L1 cache384 KB (code) / 192 KB (data)192 KB (code) / 192 KB (data)
L2 cache (KB)122881536
L3 cache (KB)1638415360
Max temperature (°C)70.477.4
TDP (Watt)11595
Core voltage (V) 0.6 - 1.35
Cores126
Threads12
Multiprocessing42
 
Instruction set extensions
AES / Advanced Encryption Standard+
AMD64 / EM64T 64-bit technology+
AVX / Advanced Vector Extensions+
FMA4 / 4-operand Fused Multiply-Add+-
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
SSE4.1+
SSE4.2+
SSSE3 / Supplemental SSE3+
XOP / eXtended Operations+-
 
Supported technologies
Hyper-Threading-+
PowerNow! / Enhanced SpeedStep+
Trusted Execution-+
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 6238" or "Intel Xeon E5-2630" parts please click on the links in the table header.

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