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AMD Opteron 6274 vs Intel Core i7-930

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AMD Opteron 6274 advantages

  • The Opteron 6274 incorporates many more CPU cores than the Intel Core i7-930 microprocessor. Large number of cores helps this CPU to handle multiple threads or programs at once.
  • The AMD Opteron 6274 has Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) technology, that accelerates AES encryption. The technology is useful if you need to protect your disk or network data.
  • The 6274 features AVX and XOP instructions, introduced in the recent past. These extensions are not widely used in applications yet, however their support should improve in future programs.
  • FMA4 instructions are enabled on this microprocessor. The FMA4 extension is only offered on AMD processors, thus not many software vendors may support it in the future.
  • Power consumption of the CPU is lower.

Intel Core i7-930 advantages

  • The i7-930 comes with higher base frequency than the 6274 microprocessor.

6274 vs i7-930 specifications comparison

The graphs below compare the most important characteristics of the Core i7-930 and AMD Opteron 6274 CPUs. These features, as well as 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 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. While 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
 
 
16
 
8
 
 
Higher is better
Operating frequency
4
3.2
2.4
1.6
0.8
0
 
 
3.1GHz
 
3.07GHz
 
 
Higher is better
On-chip L2 + L3 cache
40
32
24
16
8
0
 
 
32MB
 
9MB
 
 
Higher is better
Thermal Design Power
200
160
120
80
40
0
 
 
115W
 
130W
 
 
Lower is better

  - AMD Opteron 6274       - Intel Core i7-930

Detailed side by side comparison of Opteron 6274 vs Intel Core i7-930 specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab.


Pros and Cons summary

Opteron 6274 Core i7-930
General recommendations:
More cores improve multi-threading performance,
Handles more simultaneous threads,
Operating frequency is higher,
Supports AVX / XOP instructions,
Needs less power
  General recommendations:
Higher base frequency

Drawbacks:

Base frequency is lower
 

Drawbacks:

Doesn't have as many CPU cores,
Executes fewer threads,
Runs at lower turbo frequency,
Lacks some instructions,
Requires somewhat more power,
Obsolete socket

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Opteron 6274 Core i7-930
 

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Specifications

Please visit AMD Opteron 6274 and Intel Core i7-930 pages for more detailed specifications of both microprocessors.

 AMD Opteron 6274Intel Core i7-930
Market segmentServerDesktop
ManufacturerAMDIntel
FamilyOpteron 6200 seriesCore i7
Basic details
Model number6274i7-930
CPU part numberOS6274WKTGGGU
OS6274WKTGGGUS
AT80601000897AA
Box part numberOS6274WKTGGGUWOFBX80601930
BXC80601930
Introduction dateNovember 14, 2011February 28, 2010
Current official price$639 (as of Apr 2014) 
 
CPU features
Core nameInterlagosBloomfield
Platform nameMaranelloX58
MicroarchitectureBulldozerNehalem
Technology (micron)0.0320.045
Data width (bits)64
SocketSocket G34Socket 1366
Frequency (MHz)22002800
Turbo Frequency (MHz)3100 / 25003067 / 2933 / 2933 / 2933
Bus speed (MHz)3200 (HT/QPI)2400 (HT/QPI)
L1 cache512 KB (code) / 256 KB (data)128 KB (code) / 128 KB (data)
L2 cache (KB)163841024
L3 cache (KB)163848192
Max temperature (°C)55 - 6967.9
TDP (Watt)115130
Core voltage (V) 0.8 - 1.375
Cores164
Threads168
Multiprocessing41
 
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+
Turbo Core / Turbo Boost+
Virtualization+
Virus Protection / Execute Disable bit+
 
Integrated Graphics
GPU TypeNone
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