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Front view of Intel Itanium 9040

Reasons to consider the
Intel Itanium 9040

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Much more l2 cache 18 MB vs 8 MB 2.2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 9 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 9x more l2 cache per core
Much more l3 cache per core 9 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 9x more l3 cache per core
Much lower typical power consumption 84.5W vs 159.66W More than 45% lower typical power consumption
Significantly more l3 cache 18 MB vs 8 MB 2.2x 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 lower annual home energy cost 25.05 $/year vs 56.1 $/year 2.2x lower annual home energy cost
Higher Maximum operating temperature 76 °C vs 61 °C Around 25% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 91.1 $/year vs 159.62 $/year Around 45% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD FX 8350

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AMD FX 8350

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Much higher clock speed 4 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 2.5x higher clock speed
Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for maximum performance when needed, while conserving power and minimizing heat production when not needed
Has a NX bit Yes vs No Somewhat common; Prevents a common class of security exploits
More cores 8 vs 2 6 more cores; run more applications at once
Newer Oct, 2012 vs Jul, 2006 Release date over 6 years later
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads

Features Key features of the Itanium 9040  vs FX 8350 

clock speed

Itanium 9040
1.6 GHz
FX 8350
4 GHz

L2 cache

Itanium 9040
18 MB
FX 8350
8 MB

L3 cache

Itanium 9040
18 MB
FX 8350
8 MB

TDP

FX 8350
125W

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Itanium 9040  vs
FX 8350 
Clock speed 1.6 GHz 4 GHz
Cores Dual core Octa core

features

Has a NX bit No Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Supports dynamic frequency scaling No Yes

integrated graphics

GPU None None
Label N/A N/A
Latest DirectX N/A N/A
Number of displays supported N/A N/A
GPU clock speed N/A N/A
Turbo clock speed N/A N/A
3DMark06 N/A N/A

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Supports ECC No Yes

details

Itanium 9040  vs
FX 8350 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 8
L2 cache 18 MB 8 MB
L2 cache per core 9 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 18 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 9 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 90 nm 32 nm
Transistor count 1,720,000,000 1,200,000,000
Max CPUs 4 1
Clock multiplier 12 21
Voltage range 1.09 - 1.25V 0.81 - 1.45V
Operating temperature Unknown - 76°C Unknown - 61°C

power consumption

TDP 104W 125W
Annual home energy cost 25.05 $/year 56.1 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 91.1 $/year 159.62 $/year
Typical power consumption 84.5W 159.66W

bus

Clock speed 533 MHz 2,600 MHz
Intel Itanium 9040
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