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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon 5060

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon 5060

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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
Significantly higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 2.3 GHz Around 40% higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 8x more l2 cache per core
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.14 GHz vs 3.04 GHz More than 35% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.2 GHz vs 2.3 GHz Around 40% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Core i7 2820QM

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Intel Core i7 2820QM

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Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 65 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 typical power consumption 36.56W vs 105.63W 2.9x lower typical power consumption
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 100 °C vs 78 °C Around 30% higher Maximum operating temperature
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Much lower annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year vs 31.32 $/year 2.9x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year vs 113.88 $/year 2.9x lower annual commercial energy cost

Features Key features of the Xeon 5060  vs Core i7 2820QM 

clock speed

Xeon 5060
3.2 GHz
Core i7 2820QM
2.3 GHz

L2 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Xeon 5060
4.14 GHz
Core i7 2820QM
3.04 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Xeon 5060
3.2 GHz
Core i7 2820QM
2.3 GHz

TDP

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon 5060  vs
Core i7 2820QM 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 2.3 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 771
BGA 1224
rPGA 988B

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 130W 45W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 10.84 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 39.42 $/year
Typical power consumption 105.63W 36.56W

details

Xeon 5060  vs
Core i7 2820QM 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 8
L2 cache 4 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 2 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Clock multiplier 12 23
Operating temperature Unknown - 78°C Unknown - 100°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.14 GHz 3.04 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.2 GHz 2.3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.14 GHz 3.04 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 3000
Number of displays supported N/A 2
GPU clock speed N/A 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,300 MHz

bus

Architecture FSB DMI
Number of links 1 1
Intel Xeon 5060
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