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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 0.25 MB/core 8x more l2 cache per core
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Front view of Intel Core i5 3350P

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Intel Core i5 3350P

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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
Significantly lower typical power consumption 56.06W vs 77.19W More than 25% lower typical power consumption
Newer Sep, 2012 vs Aug, 2006 Release date over 6 years later
Slightly more l3 cache 6 MB vs 4 MB 50% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.57 GHz vs 3 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Higher Maximum operating temperature 67.4 °C vs 60 °C More than 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.91 GHz vs 3 GHz More than 30% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 16.62 $/year vs 22.89 $/year More than 25% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 60.44 $/year vs 83.22 $/year More than 25% lower annual commercial energy cost

Features Key features of the Xeon 7120M  vs Core i5 3350P 

clock speed

Xeon 7120M
3 GHz
Core i5 3350P
3.1 GHz

L2 cache

L3 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Xeon 7120M
3 GHz
Core i5 3350P
3.57 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Xeon 7120M
3 GHz
Core i5 3350P
3.91 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon 7120M  vs
Core i5 3350P 
Clock speed 3 GHz 3.1 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Socket type
604
LGA 1155

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 95W 69W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 16.62 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 60.44 $/year
Typical power consumption 77.19W 56.06W

bus

Architecture FSB DMI
Number of links 1 1

details

Xeon 7120M  vs
Core i5 3350P 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 4 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 2 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 4 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 32 1
Clock multiplier 15 31
Operating temperature Unknown - 60°C Unknown - 67.4°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3 GHz 3.57 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3 GHz 3.91 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3 GHz 3.57 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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