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Front view of Intel Xeon 7140M

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Intel Xeon 7140M

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Much more l2 cache 16 MB vs 1 MB 16x 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 8 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 32x more l2 cache per core
Significantly higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 2.3 GHz Around 50% higher clock speed
Much more l3 cache per core 8 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core More than 5.2x more l3 cache per core
Significantly more l3 cache 16 MB vs 6 MB Around 2.8x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.4 GHz vs 2.3 GHz Around 50% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.4 GHz vs 2.3 GHz Around 50% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Core i7 3610QE

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Intel Core i7 3610QE

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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 36.56W vs 121.88W 3.3x 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
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
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
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year vs 131.4 $/year 3.3x lower annual commercial energy cost
Much lower annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year vs 36.13 $/year 3.3x lower annual home energy cost

Features Key features of the Xeon 7140M  vs Core i7 3610QE 

clock speed

Xeon 7140M
3.4 GHz
Core i7 3610QE
2.3 GHz

L2 cache

L3 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Xeon 7140M
3.4 GHz
Core i7 3610QE
2.3 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Xeon 7140M
3.4 GHz
Core i7 3610QE
2.3 GHz

TDP

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon 7140M  vs
Core i7 3610QE 
Clock speed 3.4 GHz 2.3 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Socket type
604
rPGA 988B

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No Yes
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 45W
Annual home energy cost 36.13 $/year 10.84 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 131.4 $/year 39.42 $/year
Typical power consumption 121.88W 36.56W

bus

Architecture FSB DMI
Number of links 1 1

details

Xeon 7140M  vs
Core i7 3610QE 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 8
L2 cache 16 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 8 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 16 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 8 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 32 1
Clock multiplier 17 23
Operating temperature Unknown - 69°C Unknown - 105°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.4 GHz 2.3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.4 GHz 2.3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.4 GHz 2.3 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 1,000 MHz
3DMark06 N/A 5,344.5
Intel Xeon 7140M
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