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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Opteron 4174 HE Xeon Processor L5320
Hitman 3 171% 384%
Cyberpunk 2077 101% 259%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 171% 384%
FIFA 21 88% 236%
Grand Theft Auto VI 230% 491%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 95% 248%
Resident Evil 8 123% 299%
Genshin Impact 52% 172%
Far Cry 6 217% 467%
The Medium 245% 517%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the AMD Opteron 4174 HE is massively better than the Intel Xeon Processor L5320 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 4174 HE was released over three years more recently than the Xeon Processor L5320, and so the Opteron 4174 HE is likely to have far better levels of support, and will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the Xeon Processor L5320 when running the latest games.

The Opteron 4174 HE has 2 more cores than the Xeon Processor L5320. 6 cores is probably excessive if you mean to just run the latest games, as games are not yet able to harness this many cores. The cores in the Xeon Processor L5320 is more than enough for gaming purposes.

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 4174 HE and Xeon Processor L5320 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 4174 HE has a 0.44 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 4174 HE.

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 L5320 has a 7680 KB bigger L2 cache than the Opteron 4174 HE, and although the Xeon Processor L5320 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 Xeon Processor L5320 has a 15 Watt lower Maximum TDP than the Opteron 4174 HE. However, the Opteron 4174 HE was created with a 20 nm smaller manufacturing technology. Overall, by taking both into account, the Opteron 4174 HE is likely the CPU with the lower heat production and power requirements, by quite a wide margin.

CPU Core Details

CPU CodenameLisbonClovertown
MoBo SocketSocket C32LGA 771/Socket J
Notebook CPUnono
Release Date23 Jun 201012 Mar 2007
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores6vs4
Clock Speed2.3 GHzvs1.86 GHz
Turbo Frequency-vs-
System Bus 3200 MHzvs-
Max TDP65 Wvs50 W
Lithography45 nmvs65 nm
Bit Width-vs-
Voltage Range1.1875 V KBvs-
Max Temperature55°Cvs-
Virtualization Technologyyesvsno
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CPU Cache and Memory

L1 Cache Size128 KBvs256 KB
L1 Cache Count6vs-
L2 Cache Size512 KBvs8192 KB
L2 Cache Count6vs-
L2 Cache Speed2300 MHzvs-
L3 Cache Size6 MBvs-
ECC Memory Supportnovsno
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CPU Graphics

Graphicsno
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DirectX-vs-
Displays Supported-vs-
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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.The Intel Xeon L5320 is a low-power consumption server processor. Its intended task is for handling workloads beyond the realm of gaming, however its age and technology no longer suits it for that task. With a relatively low clock speed, even for the 65nm process, and a lack of L3 cache, it is not considered a modern processor, and thus will not perform very well in demanding games, although older or less demanding ones should not give it trouble.

Vendor-Specific Features

AMD Power ManagementIntel Quick Sync Video
AMDBusiness ClassIntel InTru 3D
AMD Black EditionIntel Insider
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