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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Opteron 1352 Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5400+
Cyberpunk 2077 266% 269%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 393% 397%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 255% 258%
FIFA 21 242% 245%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 315% 318%
Watch Dogs Legion 393% 397%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 469% 474%
Grand Theft Auto VI 502% 507%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 315% 318%
Genshin Impact 177% 180%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the AMD Opteron 1352 is marginally better than the AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5400+ 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 Athlon 64 X2, and so they are likely to have similar levels of support, and similarly optimized performance when running the latest games.

The Opteron 1352 has 2 more cores than the Athlon 64 X2. With 4 cores, the Opteron 1352 is much less likely to struggle with the latest games, or bottleneck high-end graphics cards when running them.

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 1352 and Athlon 64 X2 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 Athlon 64 X2 has a 0.7 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. In this case, however, the difference is enough that it possibly indicates the superiority of the Opteron 1352.

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 1024 KB bigger L2 cache than the Athlon 64 X2, and although the Athlon 64 X2 does not appear to have an L3 cache, its larger L2 cache means that it wins out 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 Athlon 64 X2 has a 50 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 Athlon 64 X2 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 CodenameBudapestBrisbane
MoBo SocketSocket AM2+Socket AM2
Notebook CPUnono
Release Date01 Apr 200802 Jan 2008
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores4vs2
CPU Threads-vs2
Clock Speed2.1 GHzvs2.8 GHz
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Max TDP115 Wvs65 W
Lithography65 nmvs65 nm
Bit Width-vs64 Bit
Max Temperature-vs72°C
Virtualization Technologynovsno
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CPU Cache and Memory

L1 Cache Size512 KBvs256 KB
L2 Cache Size2048 KBvs1024 KB
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L3 Cache Size2 MBvs-
Memory Channels-vs2
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 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.Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5400+ is a middle-class Processor based on the 65nm K8 micro-architecture.

It offers 2 Physical Cores (2 Logical), clocked at 2.8GHz and 2MB of L2 Cache.
Among its many features, Virtualization is activated.

The processor DOES NOT integrated any graphics. and has a rated board TDP of 65W.

Its performance is below the average and so most demanding games will not run optimally.