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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Opteron 8350 HE Opteron 1352
Cyberpunk 2077 350% 266%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 506% 393%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 336% 255%
FIFA 21 321% 242%
Watch Dogs Legion 506% 393%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 410% 315%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 600% 469%
Grand Theft Auto VI 640% 502%
Godfall 770% 607%
Genshin Impact 241% 177%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the AMD Opteron 1352 is noticeably better than the AMD Opteron 8350 HE when it comes to running the latest games. This also means it will be less likely to bottleneck more powerful GPUs, allowing them to achieve more of their gaming performance potential.

The Opteron 1352 was released less than a year after the Opteron 8350 HE, and so they are likely to have similar levels of support, and similarly optimized performance when running the latest games.

The Opteron 8350 HE and the Opteron 1352 both have 4 cores, which is not likely to be a limiting factor for gaming.

More important for gaming than the number of cores and threads is the clock rate. Problematically, unless the two CPUs are from the same family, this can only serve as a general guide and nothing like an exact comparison, because the clock cycles per instruction (CPI) will vary so much.

The Opteron 8350 HE and Opteron 1352 are not from the same family of CPUs, so their clock speeds are by no means directly comparable. Bear in mind, then, that while the Opteron 1352 has a 0.1 GHz faster frequency, this is not always an indicator that it will be superior in performance, despite frequency being crucial when trying to avoid GPU bottlenecking. As such, we need to look elsewhere for more reliable comparisons.

Aside from the clock rate, the next-most important CPU features for PC game performance are L2 and L3 cache size. Faster than RAM, the more cache available, the more data that can be stored for lightning-fast retrieval. L1 Cache is not usually an issue anymore for gaming, with most high-end CPUs eking out about the same L1 performance, and L2 is more important than L3 - but L3 is still important if you want to reach the highest levels of performance. Bear in mind that although it is better to have a larger cache, the larger it is, the higher the latency, so a balance has to be struck.

The Opteron 1352 has a 1536 KB bigger L2 cache than the Opteron 8350 HE, but on the other hand, it is the Opteron 8350 HE that has a 2046 MB bigger L3 cache than the Opteron 1352. The L3 size of the Opteron 1352 is probably low enough to greatly inhibit its gaming performance in comparison to the Opteron 8350 HE.

The maximum Thermal Design Power is the power in Watts that the CPU will consume in the worst case scenario. The lithography is the semiconductor manufacturing technology being used to create the CPU - the smaller this is, the more transistors that can be fit into the CPU, and the closer the connections. For both the lithography and the TDP, it is the lower the better, because a lower number means a lower amount of power is necessary to run the CPU, and consequently a lower amount of heat is produced.

The Opteron 8350 HE has a 60 Watt lower Maximum TDP than the Opteron 1352 (though they were created with the same size 65 nm manufacturing technology). What this means is the Opteron 8350 HE will consume significantly less power and consequently produce less heat, enabling more prolonged computational tasks with fewer adverse effects. This will lower your yearly electricity bill significantly, as well as prevent you from having to invest in extra cooling mechanisms (unless you overclock).

CPU Core Details

CPU CodenameBarcelonaBudapest
MoBo SocketSocket Fr2Socket AM2+
Notebook CPUnono
Release Date10 Sep 200701 Apr 2008
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores4vs4
Clock Speed2 GHzvs2.1 GHz
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System Bus 1000 MHzvs-
Max TDP55 Wvs115 W
Lithography65 nmvs65 nm
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Voltage Range1.25V KBvs-
Max Temperature55°Cvs-
Virtualization Technologyyesvsno
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CPU Cache and Memory

L1 Cache Size128 KBvs512 KB
L1 Cache Count4vs-
L2 Cache Size512 KBvs2048 KB
L2 Cache Count4vs-
L2 Cache Speed2000 MHzvs-
L3 Cache Size2048 MBvs2 MB
ECC Memory Supportnovsno
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CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOpteron is AMD's x86 server and workstation processor line, and was the first processor which supported the AMD64 instruction set architecture (known generically as x86-64). It was released on April 22, 2003 with the SledgeHammer core (K8) and was intended to compete in the server and workstation markets, particularly in the same segment as the Intel Xeon processor. Processors based on the AMD K10 microarchitecture (codenamed Barcelona) were announced on September 10, 2007 featuring a new quad-core configuration. The most-recently released Opteron CPUs are the Piledriver-based Opteron 4300 and 6300 series processors, codenamed "Seoul" and "Abu Dhabi" respectively.Opteron is AMD's x86 server and workstation processor line, and was the first processor to implement the AMD64 instruction set architecture (known generically as x86-64). It was released on April 22, 2003 with the SledgeHammer core (K8) and was intended to compete in the server and workstation markets, particularly in the same segment as the Intel Xeon processor. Processors based on the AMD K10 microarchitecture (codenamed Barcelona) were announced on September 10, 2007 featuring a new quad-core configuration. The most-recently released Opteron CPUs are the 8- and 12-core Socket G34 Opterons, code-named Magny-Cours.

Vendor-Specific Features

AMD Power ManagementAMD Power Management
AMDBusiness ClassAMD Business Class
AMD Black EditionAMD Black Edition