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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Opteron 8216 HE APU E2-3200
Cyberpunk 2077 683% 492%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 954% 697%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 659% 474%
Watch Dogs Legion 954% 697%
FIFA 21 632% 454%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 787% 571%
Godfall 1412% 1043%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1187% 873%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 1117% 820%
Genshin Impact 493% 348%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the AMD APU E2-3200 is very slightly better than the AMD Opteron 8216 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 APU E2-3200 was released less than a year after the Opteron 8216 HE, and so they are likely to have similar levels of support, and similarly optimized performance when running the latest games.

The Opteron 8216 HE and the APU E2-3200 both have 2 cores, and so are quite likely to struggle with the latest games, or at least bottleneck high-end graphics cards when running them. With a decent accompanying GPU, the Opteron 8216 HE and the APU E2-3200 may still be able to run slightly older games fairly effectively.

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 8216 HE and APU E2-3200 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 8216 HE and the APU E2-3200 both have the same clock frequency, this is by no means an indicator that the two CPUs will provide the same level of performance. 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 8216 HE and the APU E2-3200 have the same L2 cache size, and neither CPU appears to have an L3 cache. In this case, the APU E2-3200 has a 128 KB bigger L1 cache, so would probably provide better performance than the Opteron 8216 HE, at least in this area.

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 APU E2-3200 has a 3 Watt lower Maximum TDP than the Opteron 8216 HE, and was created with a 58 nm smaller manufacturing technology. What this means is the APU E2-3200 will consume slightly less power and consequently produce less heat, enabling more prolonged computational tasks with fewer adverse effects. This will lower your yearly electricity bill slightly, as well as prevent you from having to invest in extra cooling mechanisms (unless you overclock).

The APU E2-3200 has an on-board GPU, which means that it will be capable of running basic graphics applications (i.e., games) without the need for a dedicated graphics card. The Opteron 8216 HE, however, does not, and you will probably have to look for a dedicated card if you wish to use it at all.

For in-depth GPU comparisons with the Radeon HD 6370D, click on the following GPU overview comparison icon (visible throughout Game-Debate), and choose a GPU from the list to compare against:

On-board GPUs tend to be fairly awful in comparison to dedicated cards from the likes of AMD or Nvidia, but as they are built into the CPU, they also tend to be cheaper and require far less power to run (this makes them a good choice for laptops). We would recommend a dedicated card for running the latest games, but integrated GPUs are improving all the time and casual gamers may find less recent games perform perfectly acceptably.

CPU Core Details

CPU CodenameSanta RosaLlano
MoBo SocketSocket FSocket FM1
Notebook CPUnono
Release Date15 Aug 200630 Nov 2011
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved

CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores2vs2
Clock Speed2.4 GHzvs2.4 GHz
Turbo Frequency-vs-
System Bus 1000 MHzvs-
Max TDP68 Wvs65 W
Lithography90 nmvs32 nm
Bit Width-vs-
Voltage Range1.20 V/1.25 V KBvs-
Max Temperature55°Cvs-
Virtualization Technologyyesvsno
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CPU Cache and Memory

L1 Cache Size128 KBvs256 KB
L1 Cache Count2vs-
L2 Cache Size1024 KBvs1024 KB
L2 Cache Count2vs-
L2 Cache Speed2400 MHzvs-
L3 Cache Size-vs-
ECC Memory Supportnovsno
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CPU Graphics

GraphicsRadeon HD 6370D
Base GPU Frequency-vs443 MHz
Max GPU Frequency-vs-
DirectX-vs11
Displays Supported-vs-
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CPU Package and Version Specifications

Package Size-vs-
Revision-vs-
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Gaming Performance Value

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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.

Vendor-Specific Features

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