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Front view of Intel Xeon 7130N

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon 7130N

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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
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 32 vs 1 31 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
Much more l2 cache per core 4 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 8x more l2 cache per core
Higher clock speed 3.16 GHz vs 2.5 GHz More than 25% higher clock speed
Much more l3 cache per core 4 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 2.8x more l3 cache per core
More l3 cache 8 MB vs 3 MB Around 2.8x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.17 GHz vs 2.9 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.17 GHz vs 2.5 GHz More than 25% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Core i5 3210M

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Intel Core i5 3210M

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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
Much lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 121.88W 4.3x lower typical power consumption
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 105 °C vs 69 °C More than 50% higher Maximum operating temperature
Newer Jun, 2012 vs Aug, 2006 Release date over 5 years later
Much lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 36.13 $/year 4.3x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 131.4 $/year 4.3x lower annual commercial energy cost

Features Key features of the Xeon 7130N  vs Core i5 3210M 

clock speed

Xeon 7130N
3.16 GHz
Core i5 3210M
2.5 GHz

L2 cache

L3 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Xeon 7130N
3.17 GHz
Core i5 3210M
2.9 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Xeon 7130N
3.17 GHz
Core i5 3210M
2.5 GHz

TDP

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon 7130N  vs
Core i5 3210M 
Clock speed 3.16 GHz 2.5 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
604
rPGA 988B

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
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

power consumption

TDP 150W 35W
Annual home energy cost 36.13 $/year 8.43 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 131.4 $/year 30.66 $/year
Typical power consumption 121.88W 28.44W

bus

Architecture FSB DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 1

details

Xeon 7130N  vs
Core i5 3210M 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 8 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 4 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 4 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 19 25
Operating temperature Unknown - 69°C Unknown - 105°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.17 GHz 2.9 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.17 GHz 2.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.17 GHz 2.9 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A HD 4000
Latest DirectX N/A 11.0
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,100 MHz
Intel Xeon 7130N
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