AMD Opteron 6272 advantages
- Many more CPU cores on the AMD 6272 help to handle multiple simultaneous threads or applications.
- XOP instructions are enabled on this microprocessor. These extensions are not widely used in programs yet, but their support should improve in future apps.
- The Opteron 6272 has FMA4 instruction set extension enabled. Only AMD CPUs offer this technology, therefore not many software vendors may support it in the future.
- Power consumption of the Opteron 6272 is lower.
Intel Core i7-3930K advantages
- Operating frequency of the Intel Core i7-3930K is higher than the frequency of the AMD 6272 processor.
- The Core i7-3930K features unlocked multiplier. To get better performance from the CPU, it can be overclocked with ease. Be warned that overclocking voids warranty of the microprocessor.
6272 vs i7-3930K specifications comparison
The charts below show the difference between i7-3930K and Opteron 6272 most important characteristics. These features, as well as 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 additional threads, provided by Hyper-Threading technology. The "Operating frequency" chart uses dark color to represent base frequency, whereas lighter area is for extra 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
Higher is better
Higher is better
On-chip L2 + L3 cache
Higher is better
Thermal Design Power
Lower is better
- AMD Opteron 6272 - Intel Core i7-3930K
Detailed side by side comparison of AMD Opteron 6272 vs Intel Core i7-3930K specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab.
Pros and Cons summary
|Opteron 6272|| ||Core i7-3930K|
More cores for better multi-threading performance,
Can handle more threads at once,
Supports XOP instructions,
Needs less power
Can be effortlessly overclocked
Operates at lower frequency
Doesn't have as many CPU cores,
Executes fewer threads,
Lacks some instructions,
Requires more power
Similar microprocessors use the same socket and architecture as Opteron 6272 and Core i7-3930K.
Please visit AMD Opteron 6272 and Intel Core i7-3930K pages for more complete specifications of both microprocessors.
| ||AMD Opteron 6272||Intel Core i7-3930K|
|Family||Opteron 6200 series||Core i7|
|CPU part number||OS6272WKTGGGU||CM8061901100802|
|Box part number||OS6272WKTGGGUWOF||BX80619I73930K|
|Introduction date||November 14, 2011|
|Current official price||$523 (as of Oct 2013)|| |
|Core name||Interlagos||Sandy Bridge-E|
|Platform name||Maranello|| |
|Data width (bits)||64|
|Socket||Socket G34||Socket 2011|
|Turbo Frequency (MHz)||3000 / 2400||3800|
|Bus speed (MHz)||3200 (HT/QPI)|| |
|Clock Multiplier|| ||32|
|L1 cache||512 KB (code) / 256 KB (data)||192 KB (code) / 192 KB (data)|
|L2 cache (KB)||16384||1536|
|L3 cache (KB)||16384||12288|
|Max temperature (°C)||55 - 69||66.8|
|Core voltage (V)|| ||0.6 - 1.35|
|Instruction set extensions|
|AES / Advanced Encryption Standard||+|
|AMD64 / EM64T 64-bit technology||+|
|AVX / Advanced Vector Extensions||+|
|FMA4 / 4-operand Fused Multiply-Add||+||-|
|SSSE3 / Supplemental SSE3||+|
|XOP / eXtended Operations||+||-|
|PowerNow! / Enhanced SpeedStep||+|
|Turbo Core / Turbo Boost||+|
|Virus Protection / Execute Disable bit||+|
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