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Front view of Intel Xeon 7130N

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon 7130N

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Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 32 vs 1 31 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
Much more l2 cache 8 MB vs 2 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 4 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Much more l3 cache per core 4 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 8x more l3 cache per core
Higher clock speed 3.16 GHz vs 2.8 GHz Around 15% higher clock speed
More l3 cache 8 MB vs 1 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
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.17 GHz vs 2.8 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Athlon II X2 240

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AMD Athlon II X2 240

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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
Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 121.88W 2.3x lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 36.13 $/year 2.3x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 131.4 $/year 2.3x lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Jul, 2009 vs Aug, 2006 Release date over 2 years later
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.67 GHz vs 3.17 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Higher Maximum operating temperature 74 °C vs 69 °C More than 5% higher Maximum operating temperature

Features Key features of the Xeon 7130N  vs Athlon II X2 240 

clock speed

Xeon 7130N
3.16 GHz

L2 cache

L3 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Xeon 7130N
3.17 GHz
Athlon II X2 240
3.67 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Xeon 7130N
3.17 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon 7130N  vs
Athlon II X2 240 
Clock speed 3.16 GHz 2.8 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
604
AM3

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

power consumption

TDP 150W 65W
Annual home energy cost 36.13 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 131.4 $/year 56.94 $/year
Typical power consumption 121.88W 52.81W

bus

Clock speed 667 MHz 2,000 MHz

details

Xeon 7130N  vs
Athlon II X2 240 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 8 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 4 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 1 MB
L3 cache per core 4 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 32 nm
Transistor count 1,328,000,000 1,303,000,000
Max CPUs 32 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 69°C Unknown - 74°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.17 GHz 3.67 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.17 GHz 2.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.17 GHz 3.67 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
Intel Xeon 7130N
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