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Front view of Intel Xeon 5138

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon 5138

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Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 0.5 MB 8x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
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
Front view of Intel Core i7 3537U

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Intel Core i7 3537U

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Much newer manufacturing process 22 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 higher Maximum operating temperature 105 °C vs 70.8 °C Around 50% higher Maximum operating temperature
Lower typical power consumption 13.81W vs 28.44W 2.1x lower typical power consumption
Newer Jan, 2013 vs Dec, 2006 Release date over 6 years later
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.98 GHz vs 2.13 GHz Around 40% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Lower annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year vs 8.43 $/year 2.1x lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 14.89 $/year vs 30.66 $/year 2.1x lower annual commercial energy cost

Features Key features of the Xeon 5138  vs Core i7 3537U 

clock speed

Xeon 5138
2.13 GHz

L2 cache

Xeon 5138
4 MB
Core i7 3537U
0.5 MB

overclocked clock speed (air)

Xeon 5138
2.13 GHz
Core i7 3537U
2.98 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Xeon 5138
2.13 GHz

TDP

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon 5138  vs
Core i7 3537U 
Clock speed 2.13 GHz 2 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 771
BGA 1023

features

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

power consumption

TDP 35W 17W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 4.1 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year 14.89 $/year
Typical power consumption 28.44W 13.81W

details

Xeon 5138  vs
Core i7 3537U 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 4 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 2 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Clock multiplier 8 20
Operating temperature Unknown - 70.8°C Unknown - 105°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.13 GHz 2.98 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.13 GHz 2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.13 GHz 2.98 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,200 MHz

bus

Architecture FSB DMI
Number of links 1 1
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