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Front view of Intel Xeon 5063

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon 5063

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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
Higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 2.8 GHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.53 GHz vs 3.83 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Front view of AMD Athlon II X2 220

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AMD Athlon II X2 220

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Much newer manufacturing process 45 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 77.19W More than 30% lower typical power consumption
Higher Maximum operating temperature 74 °C vs 67 °C More than 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 22.89 $/year More than 30% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 83.22 $/year More than 30% lower annual commercial energy cost
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.88 GHz vs 3.2 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Features Key features of the Xeon 5063  vs Athlon II X2 220 

clock speed

Xeon 5063
3.2 GHz

L2 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Xeon 5063
4.53 GHz
Athlon II X2 220
3.83 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Xeon 5063
3.2 GHz
Athlon II X2 220
3.88 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon 5063  vs
Athlon II X2 220 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 2.8 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 771
AM3

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
3DNow!
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 95W 65W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 56.94 $/year
Typical power consumption 77.19W 52.81W

bus

Clock speed 1,066 MHz 2,000 MHz

details

Xeon 5063  vs
Athlon II X2 220 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 4 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 2 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Voltage range 1.07 - 1.35V 0.9 - 1.4V
Operating temperature Unknown - 67°C Unknown - 74°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.53 GHz 3.83 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.2 GHz 3.88 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.53 GHz 3.83 GHz

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
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