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Front view of Intel Itanium 9152M

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Intel Itanium 9152M

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Much more l3 cache per core 12 MB/core vs 2 MB/core 6x more l3 cache per core
Much more l3 cache 24 MB vs 8 MB 3x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Front view of Intel Core i7 4790K

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Intel Core i7 4790K

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Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much higher clock speed 4 GHz vs 1.66 GHz Around 2.5x higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Has a NX bit Yes vs No Somewhat common; Prevents a common class of security exploits
Newer Apr, 2014 vs Oct, 2007 Release date over 6 years later
Lower typical power consumption 71.5W vs 84.5W More than 15% lower typical power consumption
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Lower annual home energy cost 21.2 $/year vs 25.05 $/year More than 15% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 77.09 $/year vs 91.1 $/year More than 15% lower annual commercial energy cost

Features Key features of the Itanium 9152M  vs Core i7 4790K 

clock speed

Itanium 9152M
1.66 GHz

L3 cache

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Itanium 9152M  vs
Core i7 4790K 
Clock speed 1.66 GHz 4 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core

features

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

power consumption

TDP 104W 88W
Annual home energy cost 25.05 $/year 21.2 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 91.1 $/year 77.09 $/year
Typical power consumption 84.5W 71.5W

details

Itanium 9152M  vs
Core i7 4790K 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
L3 cache 24 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 12 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 90 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 76°C Unknown - 74.04°C

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 4600
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,250 MHz

bus

Architecture FSB DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 0
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