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AMD Opteron 6238
Intel Core i7-3960X
Top 72%591 points
Top 72%
Top 19%1,697 points
Top 19%
AMD Opteron 6238
Intel Core i7-3960X
Top specs and features

AMD Opteron 6238 vs Intel Core i7-3960X: 24 facts in comparison

1. total clock speed

1.58x faster CPU clock speed.
12 x 2.6GHz
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X: 24 x 3.5GHz
6 x 3.3GHz

2. RAM speed

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
1600MHz
AMD Ryzen 5 2400GE: 2933MHz
1600MHz

3. CPU threads

More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.
12
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990X: 64
12

4. L2 cache

A larger L2 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
16MB
Intel Xeon Phi 7235: 32MB
1.5MB

5. L1 cache

A larger L1 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
768KB
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990X: 3072KB
384KB

6. thermal design power (TDP)

The thermal design power (TDP) is the maximum amount of power the cooling system needs to dissipate. A lower TDP typically means that it consumes less power.
115W
Intel Atom E3805: 3W
130W

7. Supports 64-bit

A 32-bit operating system can only support up to 4GB of RAM. 64-bit allows more than 4GB, giving increased performance. It also allows you to run 64-bit applications.
AMD Opteron 6238
Intel Core i7-3960X
96% have it

8. turbo clock speed

When the CPU is running below its limitations, it can boost to a higher clock speed in order to give increased performance.
3.2GHz
Intel Core i5-7200U: 3100GHz
3.9GHz

9. L2 core

More data can be stored in the L2 cache for access by each core of the CPU.
1.33MB/core
Intel Core i5-4200Y: 2.5MB/core
0.25MB/core

10. Has AES

AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.
AMD Opteron 6238
Intel Core i7-3960X
79% have it

11. Has an unlocked multiplier

Some processors come with an unlocked multiplier which makes them easy to overclock, allowing you to gain increased performance in games and other applications.
AMD Opteron 6238
Intel Core i7-3960X
10% have it

12. Has dynamic frequency scaling

Dynamic frequency scaling is a technology that allows the processor to conserve power and reduce noise when it is under a light load.
AMD Opteron 6238
Intel Core i7-3960X
88% have it

13. L3 cache

A larger L3 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
16MB
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990X: 65.54MB
15MB

14. Supports hardware-assisted virtualization

It is easier to obtain better performance when using virtualization if it is hardware-assisted.
AMD Opteron 6238
Intel Core i7-3960X
95% have it

15. Uses hyperthreading technology

Many of Intel's processors use hyperthreading, which means that each core of the processor can work on two threads at once instead of most processors which work on a single thread per core. This means you can have significant performance gains in certain applications.
AMD Opteron 6238
Intel Core i7-3960X
57% have it

16. L3 core

More data can be stored in the L3 cache for access by each core of the CPU.
1.33MB/core
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1940X: 2340.57MB/core
2.5MB/core

17. Has NX bit

NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.
AMD Opteron 6238
Intel Core i7-3960X
94% have it

18. Has FMA4

FMA4 is used to speed up tasks such as adjusting the contrast of an image or adjusting volume.
AMD Opteron 6238
Intel Core i7-3960X
11% have it

19. Has MMX

MMX is used to speed up tasks such as adjusting the contrast of an image or adjusting volume.
AMD Opteron 6238
Intel Core i7-3960X
95% have it

20. SSE version

SSE is used to speed up multimedia tasks such as editing an image or adjusting audio volume. Each new version contains new instructions and improvements.
4.2
AMD Athlon Pro 200GE: 4.2
4.2

21. Has AVX

AVX is used to help speed up calculations in multimedia, scientific and financial applications, as well as improving Linux RAID software performance.
AMD Opteron 6238
Intel Core i7-3960X
78% have it

22. height

2.5mm shorter.
50mm
Samsung Exynos 5 Dual: 11mm
52.5mm

23. width

5mm narrower.
50mm
Samsung Exynos 5 Dual: 11mm
45mm

24. Supports ECC memory

Error-correcting code memory can detect and correct data corruption. It is used when is it essential to avoid corruption, such as scientific computing or when running a server.
AMD Opteron 6238
Intel Core i7-3960X
43% have it

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