AMD Opteron 3280 Benchmark, Test and specs

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The AMD Opteron 3280 was released in Q1/2012 and has 8 cores. The processor can process 8 threads simultaneously and uses a mainboard with the socket AM3+.
AMD Opteron 3280

At a glance

Name: AMD Opteron 3280
Family: AMD Opteron (4)
CPU group: AMD Opteron 3000 (1)
Architecture: Zurich (Bulldozer)
Technology: 32 nm
Segment: Desktop / Server
Generation: 1
Predecessor: --
Successor: --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The AMD Opteron 3280 has 8 cores. The clock frequency of the AMD Opteron 3280 is 2.40 GHz (3.50 GHz). An initial performance assessment can be made using the number of CPU cores.

CPU Cores / Threads: 8 / 8
Core architecture: normal
Cores: 8x
Hyperthreading / SMT: No
Overclocking: No
Frequency: 2.40 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): 3.50 GHz
Turbo Frequency (8 Cores): 2.70 GHz

Memory & PCIe

The AMD Opteron 3280 supports a maximum of memory. Depending on the mainboard, the processor can use a maximum of 2 (Dual Channel) memory channels. This results in a maximum bandwidth of the main memory of 29.9 GB/s.

Memory type: Memory bandwidth:
29.9 GB/s
Max. Memory:
Memory channels: 2 (Dual Channel)
ECC: Yes
PCIe: 2.0 x 16
PCIe Bandwidth: 8.0 GB/s

Thermal Management

The AMD Opteron 3280 has a TDP of 65 W. Based on the TDP, the system manufacturer can and must adapt the cooling solution to the processor.

TDP (PL1 / PBP): 65 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: --

Technical details

Modern production reduces the waste heat of a processor and increases its efficiency. The AMD Opteron 3280 is made in 32 nm and has 8.00 MB cache.

Technology: 32 nm
Chip design:
Socket: AM3+
L2-Cache: --
L3-Cache: 8.00 MB
Operating systems: Windows 10, Linux
Virtualization: AMD-V
Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions: SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX
Release date: Q1/2012
Release price: 229 $
Part Number: --
Documents: --

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Benchmark results

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Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

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AMD Phenom II X6 1075T AMD Phenom II X6 1075T
6C 6T @ 3.50 GHz
Intel Core i7-4722HQ Intel Core i7-4722HQ
4C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
Intel Xeon E3-1226 v3 Intel Xeon E3-1226 v3
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
AMD Opteron 3280 AMD Opteron 3280
8C 8T @ 2.70 GHz
Intel Core i7-3615QE Intel Core i7-3615QE
4C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
AMD Ryzen 3 2300U AMD Ryzen 3 2300U
4C 4T @ 2.00 GHz
Intel Core i7-4710HQ Intel Core i7-4710HQ
4C 8T @ 2.50 GHz

Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD Ryzen 3 3300U AMD Ryzen 3 3300U
4C 4T @ 2.10 GHz
Intel Core i5-3570 Intel Core i5-3570
4C 4T @ 3.80 GHz
Intel Core i5-3570K Intel Core i5-3570K
4C 4T @ 3.80 GHz
AMD Opteron 3280 AMD Opteron 3280
8C 8T @ 2.70 GHz
Intel Core i5-4690S Intel Core i5-4690S
4C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
Intel Core i5-4590 Intel Core i5-4590
4C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
AMD Phenom II X6 1100T AMD Phenom II X6 1100T
6C 6T @ 3.70 GHz


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