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Front view of Intel Itanium 9340

Reasons to consider the
Intel Itanium 9340

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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
Significantly more l3 cache 20 MB vs 8 MB 2.5x 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 2 MB/core 2.5x 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 2700K

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Intel Core i7 2700K

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Much higher turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz vs 1.73 GHz More than 2.2x higher turbo clock speed
Much higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 2.2x 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
Much lower typical power consumption 77.19W vs 150.31W Around 50% lower typical power consumption
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year vs 162.06 $/year Around 50% lower annual commercial energy cost
Much lower annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year vs 44.57 $/year Around 50% lower annual home energy cost
Newer Oct, 2011 vs Feb, 2010 Release date over 1 years later

Features Key features of the Itanium 9340  vs Core i7 2700K 

clock speed

Itanium 9340
1.6 GHz
Core i7 2700K
3.5 GHz

turbo clock speed

Itanium 9340
1.73 GHz
Core i7 2700K
3.9 GHz

L2 cache

L3 cache

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Itanium 9340  vs
Core i7 2700K 
Clock speed 1.6 GHz 3.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 1.73 GHz 3.9 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad 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 185W 95W
Annual home energy cost 44.57 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 162.06 $/year 83.22 $/year
Typical power consumption 150.31W 77.19W

bus

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

details

Itanium 9340  vs
Core i7 2700K 
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 20 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 5 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 8 1

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 3000
Latest DirectX N/A 10.1
Number of displays supported N/A 2
GPU clock speed N/A 850 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,350 MHz
Intel Itanium 9340
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