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Front view of Intel Itanium 9560

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Intel Itanium 9560

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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
Much more l3 cache 32 MB vs 8 MB 4x 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 4 MB/core vs 2 MB/core 2x more l3 cache per core
More cores 8 vs 4 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 16 vs 8 Twice as many threads
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 4770K

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Intel Core i7 4770K

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Significantly higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 2.53 GHz Around 40% higher clock speed
Much lower typical power consumption 68.25W vs 138.13W 2x lower typical power consumption
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Significantly newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much lower annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year vs 40.95 $/year 2x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year vs 148.92 $/year 2x lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Jun, 2013 vs Nov, 2012 Release date 6 months later

Features Key features of the Itanium 9560  vs Core i7 4770K 

clock speed

Itanium 9560
2.53 GHz
Core i7 4770K
3.5 GHz

L2 cache

L3 cache

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Itanium 9560  vs
Core i7 4770K 
Clock speed 2.53 GHz 3.5 GHz
Cores Octa core Quad core

features

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

power consumption

TDP 170W 84W
Annual home energy cost 40.95 $/year 20.24 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 148.92 $/year 73.58 $/year
Typical power consumption 138.13W 68.25W

memory controller

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

details

Itanium 9560  vs
Core i7 4770K 
Threads 16 8
L2 cache 4 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 32 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 4 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 8 1

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 4600
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,250 MHz

bus

Architecture QPI DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 0
Transfer rate 6,400 MT/s 5,000 MT/s
Intel Itanium 9560
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