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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Xeon Processor 5140 Opteron 8216 HE
Cyberpunk 2077 457% 683%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 650% 954%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 440% 659%
FIFA 21 421% 632%
Watch Dogs Legion 650% 954%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 531% 787%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 766% 1117%
Grand Theft Auto VI 816% 1187%
Godfall 976% 1412%
Genshin Impact 322% 493%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the Intel Xeon Processor 5140 is noticeably 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 Opteron 8216 HE was released less than a year after the Xeon Processor 5140, and so they are likely to have similar levels of support, and similarly optimized performance when running the latest games.

The Xeon Processor 5140 and the Opteron 8216 HE 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 Xeon Processor 5140 and the Opteron 8216 HE 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 Xeon Processor 5140 and Opteron 8216 HE 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 has a 0.07 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 Xeon Processor 5140 has a 3072 KB bigger L2 cache than the Opteron 8216 HE, but neither of the CPUs have L3 caches, so the Xeon Processor 5140 wins out in this area with its larger L2 cache.

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 Xeon Processor 5140 has a 3 Watt lower Maximum TDP than the Opteron 8216 HE, and was created with a 25 nm smaller manufacturing technology. What this means is the Xeon Processor 5140 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).

CPU Core Details

CPU CodenameWoodcrestSanta Rosa
MoBo SocketLGA 771/Socket JSocket F
Notebook CPUnono
Release Date26 Jun 200615 Aug 2006
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores2vs2
Clock Speed2.33 GHzvs2.4 GHz
Turbo Frequency-vs-
System Bus -vs1000 MHz
Max TDP65 Wvs68 W
Lithography65 nmvs90 nm
Bit Width-vs-
Voltage Range-vs1.20 V/1.25 V KB
Max Temperature-vs55°C
Virtualization Technologynovsyes
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CPU Cache and Memory

L1 Cache Size128 KBvs128 KB
L1 Cache Count-vs2
L2 Cache Size4096 KBvs1024 KB
L2 Cache Count-vs2
L2 Cache Speed-vs2400 MHz
L3 Cache Size-vs-
ECC Memory Supportnovsno
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CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewXeon Processor 5140 is a now old server Dual Core processor. Based on the 65nm Woodcrest core, this CPU comes with a Thermal design power of 65 watts, and lacks L3 Cache. You might want to look for a newer processor for server needs.Opteron 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

Intel Quick Sync VideoAMD Power Management
Intel InTru 3DAMD Business Class
Intel InsiderAMD Black Edition
Intel Wireless Display
Intel Flexible Display
Intel Clear Video HD
Intel vPro
Intel Hyper-Threading
Intel Virt. Tech. for Directed I/O
Intel Trusted Execution
AES New Instructions
Intel Anti-Theft
Idle States
Intel SpeedStep
Thermal Monitoring
Execute Disable Bit
Intel VT-x with EPT
Embedded Options