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Front view of Intel Itanium 9310

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Intel Itanium 9310

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Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 8 vs 1 7 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
Newer Feb, 2010 vs Jan, 2008 Release date over 2 years later
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Front view of Intel Core2 Duo E8400

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Intel Core2 Duo E8400

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Much more l2 cache 6 MB vs 1 MB 6x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much higher clock speed 3 GHz vs 1.6 GHz More than 85% higher clock speed
Much newer manufacturing process 45 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much more l2 cache per core 3 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 6x more l2 cache per core
Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 105.63W 2x lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 31.32 $/year 2x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 113.88 $/year 2x lower annual commercial energy cost

Features Key features of the Itanium 9310  vs Core2 Duo E8400 

clock speed

L2 cache

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Itanium 9310  vs
Core2 Duo E8400 
Clock speed 1.6 GHz 3 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1248
LGA 775

features

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

power consumption

TDP 130W 65W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 56.94 $/year
Typical power consumption 105.63W 52.81W

bus

Architecture QPI FSB
Number of links 1 1
Clock speed 2,400 MHz 1,333 MHz

details

Itanium 9310  vs
Core2 Duo E8400 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 1 MB 6 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 3 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 8 1

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
Intel Itanium 9310
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Intel Core2 Duo E8400
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