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Front view of Intel Xeon 7120M

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon 7120M

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Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 32 vs 1 31 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
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
Much more l2 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Much more l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 8x more l3 cache per core
More l3 cache 4 MB vs 0.5 MB 8x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Front view of AMD A4 5300

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AMD A4 5300

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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
Higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 3 GHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Significantly lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 77.19W More than 30% lower typical power consumption
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.49 GHz vs 3 GHz Around 50% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Newer Oct, 2012 vs Aug, 2006 Release date over 6 years later
Higher Maximum operating temperature 70 °C vs 60 °C More than 15% 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) 3.4 GHz vs 3 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Features Key features of the Xeon 7120M  vs A4 5300 

clock speed

Xeon 7120M
3 GHz
A4 5300
3.4 GHz

L2 cache

Xeon 7120M
4 MB
A4 5300
1 MB

L3 cache

Xeon 7120M
4 MB
A4 5300
0.5 MB

overclocked clock speed (air)

Xeon 7120M
3 GHz
A4 5300
4.49 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Xeon 7120M
3 GHz
A4 5300
3.4 GHz

TDP

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon 7120M  vs
A4 5300 
Clock speed 3 GHz 3.4 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
XOP
SSE3
SSE
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Radeon™ HD 7480D
Latest DirectX N/A 11.0
GPU clock speed N/A 723 MHz

details

Xeon 7120M  vs
A4 5300 
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 4 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 2 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 4 MB 0.5 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 32 nm
Transistor count 1,328,000,000 1,303,000,000
Max CPUs 32 1
Voltage range 1.1 - 1.35V 0.82 - 1.48V
Operating temperature Unknown - 60°C Unknown - 70°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3 GHz 4.49 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3 GHz 3.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3 GHz 4.49 GHz

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
Intel Xeon 7120M
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