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Front view of Intel Itanium 2 9152

Reasons to consider the
Intel Itanium 2 9152

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Much more l3 cache 24 MB vs 16 MB 50% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much more l3 cache per core 12 MB/core vs 1.33 MB/core 9x more l3 cache per core
Lower typical power consumption 84.5W vs 93.44W Around 10% lower typical power consumption
Lower annual commercial energy cost 91.1 $/year vs 100.74 $/year Around 10% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 25.05 $/year vs 27.7 $/year Around 10% lower annual home energy cost
Front view of AMD Opteron 6344

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AMD Opteron 6344

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Much more l2 cache 12 MB vs 2 MB 6x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much higher clock speed 2.6 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 65% higher clock speed
More cores 12 vs 2 10 more cores; run more applications at once
Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
More threads 12 vs 4 Three times as many threads
Has a NX bit Yes vs No Somewhat common; Prevents a common class of security exploits

Features Key features of the Itanium 2 9152  vs Opteron 6344 

clock speed

Itanium 2 9152
1.6 GHz
Opteron 6344
2.6 GHz

L2 cache

L3 cache

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Itanium 2 9152  vs
Opteron 6344 
Clock speed 1.6 GHz 2.6 GHz
Cores Dual core Duodeca core

features

Has a NX bit No Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 104W 115W
Annual home energy cost 25.05 $/year 27.7 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 91.1 $/year 100.74 $/year
Typical power consumption 84.5W 93.44W

details

Itanium 2 9152  vs
Opteron 6344 
Threads 4 12
L2 cache 2 MB 12 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 24 MB 16 MB
L3 cache per core 12 MB/core 1.33 MB/core
Manufacture process 90 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 4 4

bus

Clock speed 667 MHz 3,200 MHz
Intel Itanium 2 9152
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