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Front view of Intel Itanium 9120N

Reasons to consider the
Intel Itanium 9120N

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Significantly more l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l3 cache per core 6 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core 4x more l3 cache per core
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 4 vs 1 3 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
Significantly more l3 cache 12 MB vs 3 MB 4x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Higher Maximum operating temperature 76 °C vs 65 °C More than 15% higher Maximum operating temperature
Front view of Intel Core i3 2120T

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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
Significantly higher clock speed 2.6 GHz vs 1.42 GHz Around 85% higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 84.5W 3x lower typical power consumption
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
Newer Jul, 2011 vs Oct, 2007 Release date over 3 years later
Much lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 25.05 $/year 3x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 91.1 $/year 3x lower annual commercial energy cost

Features Key features of the Itanium 9120N  vs Core i3 2120T 

clock speed

Itanium 9120N
1.42 GHz
Core i3 2120T
2.6 GHz

L2 cache

L3 cache

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Itanium 9120N  vs
Core i3 2120T 
Clock speed 1.42 GHz 2.6 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core

features

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

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 2000
Number of displays supported N/A 2
GPU clock speed N/A 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,100 MHz

details

Itanium 9120N  vs
Core i3 2120T 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 12 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 6 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 90 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 4 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 76°C Unknown - 65°C

power consumption

TDP 104W 35W
Annual home energy cost 25.05 $/year 8.43 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 91.1 $/year 30.66 $/year
Typical power consumption 84.5W 28.44W

bus

Architecture FSB DMI
Number of links 1 1
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