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Front view of Intel Itanium 9330

Reasons to consider the
Intel Itanium 9330

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Much more l2 cache 2 MB vs 0.5 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 8 vs 1 7 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
Much more l3 cache 20 MB vs 3 MB Around 6.8x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much more l3 cache per core 5 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core More than 3.2x more l3 cache per core
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
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 i3 2100

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Intel Core i3 2100

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Much higher clock speed 3.1 GHz vs 1.46 GHz More than 2x higher clock speed
Much newer manufacturing process 32 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
Significantly lower typical power consumption 98.28W vs 125.94W More than 20% lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 93.47 $/year vs 135.78 $/year More than 30% lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Jan, 2011 vs Feb, 2010 Release date 10 months later

Features Key features of the Itanium 9330  vs Core i3 2100 

clock speed

Itanium 9330
1.46 GHz
Core i3 2100
3.1 GHz

L2 cache

L3 cache

TDP

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Itanium 9330  vs
Core i3 2100 
Clock speed 1.46 GHz 3.1 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1248
LGA 1155

features

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

power consumption

TDP 155W 65W
Annual home energy cost 37.34 $/year 37.88 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 135.78 $/year 93.47 $/year
Typical power consumption 125.94W 98.28W

bus

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

details

Itanium 9330  vs
Core i3 2100 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 4
L2 cache 2 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 20 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 8 1

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 2000
Number of displays supported N/A 2
GPU clock speed N/A 850 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,100 MHz
Intel Itanium 9330
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