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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Itanium 9540

Reasons to consider the
Intel Itanium 9540

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Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 2 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 8 vs 1 7 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
Higher clock speed 2.13 GHz vs 1.86 GHz Around 15% higher clock speed
More threads 16 vs 2 14 more threads
More cores 8 vs 2 6 more cores; run more applications at once
Front view of Intel Core2 Duo E6305

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Intel Core2 Duo E6305

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Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 138.13W 2.6x lower typical power consumption
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Much lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 40.95 $/year 2.6x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 148.92 $/year 2.6x lower annual commercial energy cost

Features Key features of the Itanium 9540  vs Core2 Duo E6305 

clock speed

Itanium 9540
2.13 GHz
Core2 Duo E6305
1.86 GHz

L2 cache

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Itanium 9540  vs
Core2 Duo E6305 
Clock speed 2.13 GHz 1.86 GHz
Cores Octa core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1248
LGA 771

features

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

power consumption

TDP 170W 65W
Annual home energy cost 40.95 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 148.92 $/year 56.94 $/year
Typical power consumption 138.13W 52.81W

details

Itanium 9540  vs
Core2 Duo E6305 
Threads 16 2
L2 cache 4 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 65 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

bus

Architecture QPI FSB
Number of links 1 1
Clock speed 3,200 MHz 1,066 MHz
Intel Itanium 9540
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Intel Core2 Duo E6305
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