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Front view of Intel Itanium 9320

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Intel Itanium 9320

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Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 8 vs 1 7 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
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
More l3 cache 16 MB vs 8 MB 2x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much more l3 cache per core 4 MB/core vs 2 MB/core 2x more l3 cache per core
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 4790K

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Intel Core i7 4790K

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Much higher clock speed 4 GHz vs 1.33 GHz More than 3x higher clock speed
Much higher turbo clock speed 4.4 GHz vs 1.47 GHz Around 3x higher turbo clock speed
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much lower typical power consumption 71.5W vs 125.94W Around 45% lower typical power consumption
Newer Apr, 2014 vs Feb, 2010 Release date over 4 years later
Much lower annual home energy cost 21.2 $/year vs 37.34 $/year Around 45% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 77.09 $/year vs 135.78 $/year Around 45% lower annual commercial energy cost

Features Key features of the Itanium 9320  vs Core i7 4790K 

clock speed

Itanium 9320
1.33 GHz

turbo clock speed

Itanium 9320
1.47 GHz
Core i7 4790K
4.4 GHz

L2 cache

L3 cache

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Itanium 9320  vs
Core i7 4790K 
Clock speed 1.33 GHz 4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 1.47 GHz 4.4 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core

features

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

power consumption

TDP 155W 88W
Annual home energy cost 37.34 $/year 21.2 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 135.78 $/year 77.09 $/year
Typical power consumption 125.94W 71.5W

bus

Architecture QPI DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 0
Transfer rate 4,800 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Itanium 9320  vs
Core i7 4790K 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 8
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 16 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 4 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 8 1

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
Intel Itanium 9320
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