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Front view of Intel Itanium 2 9052

Reasons to consider the
Intel Itanium 2 9052

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Much more l3 cache per core 12 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core 8x more l3 cache per core
Much more l2 cache 2 MB vs 0.5 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l3 cache 24 MB vs 3 MB 8x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 4 vs 1 3 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Front view of Intel Core i3 2120

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Intel Core i3 2120

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Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 1.6 GHz More than 2x higher clock speed
Has a NX bit Yes vs No Somewhat common; Prevents a common class of security exploits
Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 84.5W Around 40% lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 25.05 $/year Around 40% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 91.1 $/year Around 40% lower annual commercial energy cost

Features Key features of the Itanium 2 9052  vs Core i3 2120 

clock speed

Itanium 2 9052
1.6 GHz
Core i3 2120
3.3 GHz

L2 cache

L3 cache

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Itanium 2 9052  vs
Core i3 2120 
Clock speed 1.6 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core

features

Has a NX bit No Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 104W 65W
Annual home energy cost 25.05 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 91.1 $/year 56.94 $/year
Typical power consumption 84.5W 52.81W

details

Itanium 2 9052  vs
Core i3 2120 
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 2 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 24 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 12 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 90 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 4 1
Intel Itanium 2 9052
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