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Front view of Intel Itanium 9550

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Much higher clock speed 2.4 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 50% higher clock speed
Much more l3 cache 32 MB vs 20 MB 60% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much more l3 cache per core 8 MB/core vs 5 MB/core 60% more l3 cache per core
Significantly newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Lower typical power consumption 138.13W vs 150.31W Around 10% lower typical power consumption
Newer Nov, 2012 vs Feb, 2010 Release date over 2 years later
Lower annual commercial energy cost 148.92 $/year vs 162.06 $/year Around 10% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 40.95 $/year vs 44.57 $/year Around 10% lower annual home energy cost
Front view of Intel Itanium 9340

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the 9340 vs the 9550.

Features Key features of the Itanium 9550  vs 9340 

clock speed

Itanium 9550
2.4 GHz
Itanium 9340
1.6 GHz

L2 cache

L3 cache


Specifications Full list of technical specs


Itanium 9550  vs
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 1.6 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1248


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

power consumption

TDP 170W 185W
Annual home energy cost 40.95 $/year 44.57 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 148.92 $/year 162.06 $/year
Typical power consumption 138.13W 150.31W


Architecture QPI QPI
Number of links 1 1
Data rate 25,600 MB/s 19,200 MB/s
Transfer rate 6,400 MT/s 4,800 MT/s
Clock speed 3,200 MHz 2,400 MHz


Itanium 9550  vs
Threads 8 8
L2 cache 2 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 32 MB 20 MB
L3 cache per core 8 MB/core 5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 8 8

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
Intel Itanium 9550
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