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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Itanium 9550

Reasons to consider the
Intel Itanium 9550

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Much more l3 cache 32 MB vs 3 MB Around 10.8x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 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 per core 8 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core More than 5.2x 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
Front view of Intel Core i3 6100

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Intel Core i3 6100

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Much higher clock speed 3.7 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 55% higher clock speed
Much lower typical power consumption 41.44W vs 138.13W 3.3x lower typical power consumption
Much newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 32 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 annual home energy cost 12.29 $/year vs 40.95 $/year 3.3x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 44.68 $/year vs 148.92 $/year 3.3x lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Jul, 2015 vs Nov, 2012 Release date over 2 years later

Features Key features of the Itanium 9550  vs Core i3 6100 

clock speed

Itanium 9550
2.4 GHz
Core i3 6100
3.7 GHz

L3 cache

TDP

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Itanium 9550  vs
Core i3 6100 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 3.7 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core

features

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

power consumption

TDP 170W 51W
Annual home energy cost 40.95 $/year 12.29 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 148.92 $/year 44.68 $/year
Typical power consumption 138.13W 41.44W

bus

Architecture QPI FSB
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 6,400 MT/s 8,000 MT/s

details

Itanium 9550  vs
Core i3 6100 
Threads 8 4
L3 cache 32 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 8 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 8 1

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 530
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,050 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Intel Itanium 9550
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