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Front view of Intel Xeon 5300 E5340

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon 5300 E5340

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Much more l2 cache 8 MB vs 1 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 0.5 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Front view of Intel Core i5 3320M

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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
Higher clock speed 2.6 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Slightly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.6 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Features Key features of the Xeon 5300 E5340  vs Core i5 3320M 

clock speed

Xeon 5300 E5340
2.4 GHz
Core i5 3320M
2.6 GHz

L2 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Xeon 5300 E5340
3.07 GHz
Core i5 3320M
3.08 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Xeon 5300 E5340
2.4 GHz
Core i5 3320M
2.6 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon 5300 E5340  vs
Core i5 3320M 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 2.6 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 771
rPGA 988B

features

Has a NX bit Yes 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

details

Xeon 5300 E5340  vs
Core i5 3320M 
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 8 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 2 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 2 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.07 GHz 3.08 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz 2.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.07 GHz 3.08 GHz

power consumption

Typical power consumption N/A 28.44W
Intel Xeon 5300 E5340
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