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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Itanium 9310

Reasons to consider the
Intel Itanium 9310

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Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 8 vs 1 7 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
Much more l3 cache per core 5 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core More than 3.2x more l3 cache per core
More l3 cache 10 MB vs 6 MB More than 65% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Front view of Intel Core i7 3740QM

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Intel Core i7 3740QM

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Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly higher clock speed 2.7 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 70% 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 36.56W vs 105.63W 2.9x lower typical power consumption
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Much lower annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year vs 31.32 $/year 2.9x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year vs 113.88 $/year 2.9x lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Sep, 2012 vs Feb, 2010 Release date over 2 years later

Features Key features of the Itanium 9310  vs Core i7 3740QM 

clock speed

Itanium 9310
1.6 GHz
Core i7 3740QM
2.7 GHz

L2 cache

L3 cache

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Itanium 9310  vs
Core i7 3740QM 
Clock speed 1.6 GHz 2.7 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1248
rPGA 988B

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 130W 45W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 10.84 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 39.42 $/year
Typical power consumption 105.63W 36.56W

bus

Architecture QPI DMI
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 4,800 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Itanium 9310  vs
Core i7 3740QM 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 8
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 10 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 8 1

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,300 MHz
Intel Itanium 9310
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