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Front view of Intel Xeon 7150N

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon 7150N

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Much more l2 cache 16 MB vs 0.5 MB 32x 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 3.5 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 45% 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 3 MB More than 5.2x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Front view of Intel Core i5 520M

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Intel Core i5 520M

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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 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
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
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 7150N  vs Core i5 520M 

clock speed

Xeon 7150N
3.5 GHz
Core i5 520M
2.4 GHz

L2 cache

Xeon 7150N
16 MB
Core i5 520M
0.5 MB

L3 cache

TDP

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon 7150N  vs
Core i5 520M 
Clock speed 3.5 GHz 2.4 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
604
BGA 1288
rPGA 988A

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

bus

Architecture FSB DMI
Number of links 1 1

details

Xeon 7150N  vs
Core i5 520M 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 16 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 8 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 16 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 8 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 32 nm
Transistor count 1,328,000,000 382,000,000
Max CPUs 32 1

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics
Number of displays supported N/A 2
GPU clock speed N/A 500 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 766 MHz

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
Intel Xeon 7150N
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