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Front view of Intel Xeon 7120N

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon 7120N

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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
Significantly lower typical power consumption 77.19W vs 107.5W Around 30% lower typical power consumption
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Much lower annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year vs 38.81 $/year More than 40% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year vs 106 $/year More than 20% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of Intel Core i5 3570K

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Intel Core i5 3570K

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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
Higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 3 GHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.59 GHz vs 3 GHz Around 55% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
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
Newer Apr, 2012 vs Aug, 2006 Release date over 5 years later
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Higher Maximum operating temperature 67.4 °C vs 60 °C More than 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.71 GHz vs 3 GHz More than 55% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Features Key features of the Xeon 7120N  vs Core i5 3570K 

clock speed

Xeon 7120N
3 GHz
Core i5 3570K
3.4 GHz

L2 cache

L3 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Xeon 7120N
3 GHz
Core i5 3570K
4.59 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Xeon 7120N
3 GHz
Core i5 3570K
4.71 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon 7120N  vs
Core i5 3570K 
Clock speed 3 GHz 3.4 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
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 95W 77W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 38.81 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 106 $/year
Typical power consumption 77.19W 107.5W

bus

Architecture FSB DMI
Number of links 1 1

details

Xeon 7120N  vs
Core i5 3570K 
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
Transistor count 1,328,000,000 1,400,000,000
Max CPUs 32 1
Clock multiplier 18 34
Operating temperature Unknown - 60°C Unknown - 67.4°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3 GHz 4.59 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3 GHz 4.71 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3 GHz 4.59 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Latest DirectX N/A 10.x
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,150 MHz
3DMark06 N/A 5,339.9
Intel Xeon 7120N
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