AMD Opteron 6272: specs and benchmarks

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AMD Opteron 6272
AMD Opteron 6272
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Year of release 2011
Performance 5.97
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AMD Opteron 6272
AMD Opteron 6272 AMD Opteron 6272


AMD started AMD Opteron 6272 sales 14 November 2011 at a recommended price of $325. This is Interlagos architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 16 cores and 16 threads, and is based on 32 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 3000 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is AMD Socket G34 processor with a TDP of 115 Watt and a maximum temperature of °C. It supports DDR3 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at


percent of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7763.

General info

Of Opteron 6272 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating1001
Value for money14.33
Market segmentServer
Architecture codenameInterlagos
Release date14 November 2011 (9 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$325of 305 (Core i7-870)
Price now$24 (0.1x MSRP)of 14999 (Xeon Platinum 9282)
Value for money

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Technical specs

Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores16 (Hexadeca-Core)
Base clock speed2.1 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed3 GHzof 5.3 (Core i9-10900KF)
L1 cache768 KB (shared)of 896 (Atom C3950)
L2 cache8.00391 MB (per core)of 12 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
L3 cache16 MBof 32 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)
Chip lithography32 nmof 5 (Apple M1)
Die size316 mm2
Number of transistors2,400 millionof 16000 (Apple M1)
64 bit support+


Information on Opteron 6272 compatibility with other computer components and devices: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration2of 8 (Opteron 842)
Thermal design power (TDP)115 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Opteron 6272. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.


Virtualization technologies

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.


Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Opteron 6272's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3of 4266 (Ryzen 9 4900H)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Opteron 6272. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

Opteron 6272 5.97
  • Passmark

Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

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Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Opteron 6272 is for a gaming PC, compared with system requirements of some popular titles. Remember that sometimes official hardware requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Opteron 6272 performance compared to nearest competitors among server CPUs.

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User rating

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AMD Opteron 6272
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