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Front view of Intel Itanium 9540

Reasons to consider the
Intel Itanium 9540

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Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 1 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 24 MB vs 6 MB 4x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More threads 16 vs 4 12 more threads
Much more l3 cache per core 3 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core 2x more l3 cache per core
More cores 8 vs 4 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Newer Nov, 2012 vs Jan, 2011 Release date over 1 years later
Front view of Intel Core i5 2400

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Intel Core i5 2400

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Significantly higher clock speed 3.1 GHz vs 2.13 GHz More than 45% 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 93.6W vs 138.13W More than 30% lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual home energy cost 27.75 $/year vs 40.95 $/year More than 30% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 100.92 $/year vs 148.92 $/year More than 30% lower annual commercial energy cost

Features Key features of the Itanium 9540  vs Core i5 2400 

clock speed

Itanium 9540
2.13 GHz
Core i5 2400
3.1 GHz

L2 cache

L3 cache

TDP

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Itanium 9540  vs
Core i5 2400 
Clock speed 2.13 GHz 3.1 GHz
Cores Octa 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 170W 95W
Annual home energy cost 40.95 $/year 27.75 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 148.92 $/year 100.92 $/year
Typical power consumption 138.13W 93.6W

bus

Architecture QPI DMI
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 6,400 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Itanium 9540  vs
Core i5 2400 
Threads 16 4
L2 cache 4 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 24 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 3 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Supports ECC Yes No
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