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Front view of Intel Itanium 9560

Reasons to consider the
Intel Itanium 9560

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Much higher clock speed 2.53 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 60% higher clock speed
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 more l3 cache 32 MB vs 24 MB Around 35% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More cores 8 vs 2 6 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 16 vs 4 12 more threads
Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Has a NX bit Yes vs No Somewhat common; Prevents a common class of security exploits
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 8 vs 4 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Front view of Intel Itanium 2 9152

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Much more l3 cache per core 12 MB/core vs 4 MB/core 3x more l3 cache per core
Much lower typical power consumption 84.5W vs 138.13W Around 40% 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 commercial energy cost 91.1 $/year vs 148.92 $/year Around 40% lower annual commercial energy cost
Much lower annual home energy cost 25.05 $/year vs 40.95 $/year Around 40% lower annual home energy cost

Features Key features of the Itanium 9560  vs 2 9152 

clock speed

Itanium 9560
2.53 GHz
Itanium 2 9152
1.6 GHz

L2 cache

L3 cache

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Itanium 9560  vs
2 9152 
Clock speed 2.53 GHz 1.6 GHz
Cores Octa core Dual core

features

Has a NX bit Yes No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 170W 104W
Annual home energy cost 40.95 $/year 25.05 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 148.92 $/year 91.1 $/year
Typical power consumption 138.13W 84.5W

details

Itanium 9560  vs
2 9152 
Threads 16 4
L2 cache 4 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 32 MB 24 MB
L3 cache per core 4 MB/core 12 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 8 4

bus

Clock speed 3,200 MHz 667 MHz
Intel Itanium 9560
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