AMD Opteron 4386 vs Intel Xeon 5120

Comparative analysis of AMD Opteron 4386 and Intel Xeon 5120 processors for all known characteristics in the following categories: Essentials, Performance, Memory, Compatibility, Advanced Technologies, Virtualization, Security & Reliability. Benchmark processor performance analysis: PassMark - Single thread mark, PassMark - CPU mark, Geekbench 4 - Single Core, Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core.

 

Differences

Reasons to consider the AMD Opteron 4386

  • 6 more cores, run more applications at once: 8 vs 2
  • Around 104% higher clock speed: 3.8 GHz vs 1.86 GHz
  • Around 8% higher maximum core temperature: 70.50°C vs 65°C
  • A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor: 32 nm vs 65 nm
  • 2x more L2 cache, more data can be stored in the L2 cache for quick access later
  • 6.9x better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 5419 vs 783
Specifications (specs)
Number of cores 8 vs 2
Maximum frequency 3.8 GHz vs 1.86 GHz
Maximum core temperature 70.50°C vs 65°C
Manufacturing process technology 32 nm vs 65 nm
L2 cache 8 MB vs 4096 KB
Max number of CPUs in a configuration 2 vs 1
Benchmarks
PassMark - CPU mark 5419 vs 783

Reasons to consider the Intel Xeon 5120

  • Around 46% lower typical power consumption: 65 Watt vs 95 Watt
  • Around 52% better performance in PassMark - Single thread mark: 752 vs 494
Specifications (specs)
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 65 Watt vs 95 Watt
Benchmarks
PassMark - Single thread mark 752 vs 494

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: AMD Opteron 4386
CPU 2: Intel Xeon 5120

PassMark - Single thread mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
494
752
PassMark - CPU mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
5419
783
Name AMD Opteron 4386 Intel Xeon 5120
PassMark - Single thread mark 494 752
PassMark - CPU mark 5419 783
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 3655
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 25615

Compare specifications (specs)

AMD Opteron 4386 Intel Xeon 5120

Essentials

Architecture codename Seoul Woodcrest
Family AMD Opteron
Launch date n/d June 2006
OPN Tray OS4386WLU8KHK
Place in performance rating 1593 199
Series AMD Opteron 4300 Series Processor Legacy Intel® Xeon® Processors
Vertical segment Server Server
Launch price (MSRP) $45
Price now $1,628.48
Processor Number 5120
Status Discontinued
Value for money (0-100) 0.23

Performance

64 bit support
Base frequency 3.1 GHz 1.86 GHz
Die size 315 mm 143 mm2
L1 cache 384 KB
L2 cache 8 MB 4096 KB
L3 cache 8 MB
Manufacturing process technology 32 nm 65 nm
Maximum core temperature 70.50°C 65°C
Maximum frequency 3.8 GHz 1.86 GHz
Number of cores 8 2
Number of threads 8
Transistor count 1200 million 291 million
Unlocked
Bus Speed 1066 MHz FSB
VID voltage range B2=1.0V-1.5V, G0=.85V-1.5V

Memory

Supported memory frequency 2200 MHz
Supported memory types DDR3 DDR2

Compatibility

Max number of CPUs in a configuration 2 1
Sockets supported C32 LGA771
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 95 Watt 65 Watt
Low Halogen Options Available
Package Size 37.5mm x 37.5mm
Scenario Design Power (SDP) 0 W

Advanced Technologies

Fused Multiply-Add (FMA)
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX)
Intel® AES New Instructions
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® technology
FSB parity
Idle States
Intel 64
Intel® Demand Based Switching
Intel® Hyper-Threading technology
Intel® Turbo Boost technology
Thermal Monitoring

Virtualization

AMD Virtualization (AMD-V™)
Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x)
Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)

Security & Reliability

Execute Disable Bit (EDB)
Intel® Trusted Execution technology (TXT)