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Front view of Intel Xeon E3-1220 v2

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E3-1220 v2

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Much higher clock speed 3.1 GHz vs 2.53 GHz Around 25% higher clock speed
Much lower typical power consumption 56.06W vs 138.13W 2.5x lower typical power consumption
Newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 60.44 $/year vs 148.92 $/year 2.5x lower annual commercial energy cost
Much lower annual home energy cost 16.62 $/year vs 40.95 $/year 2.5x lower annual home energy cost
Front view of Intel Itanium 9560

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Much more l3 cache 32 MB vs 8 MB 4x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
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
More threads 16 vs 4 12 more threads
More cores 8 vs 4 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 8 vs 1 7 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
Much more l3 cache per core 4 MB/core vs 2 MB/core 2x more l3 cache per core
Much more l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Newer Nov, 2012 vs May, 2012 Release date 5 months later

Features Key features of the Xeon E3-1220 v2  vs Itanium 9560 

clock speed

Xeon E3-1220 v2
3.1 GHz
Itanium 9560
2.53 GHz

L2 cache

L3 cache

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E3-1220 v2  vs
Itanium 9560 
Clock speed 3.1 GHz 2.53 GHz
Cores Quad core Octa core
Socket type
LGA 1155
LGA 1248

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 69W 170W
Annual home energy cost 16.62 $/year 40.95 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 60.44 $/year 148.92 $/year
Typical power consumption 56.06W 138.13W

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Supports ECC Yes Yes

details

Xeon E3-1220 v2  vs
Itanium 9560 
Threads 4 16
L2 cache 1 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 32 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 4 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 8

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

bus

Architecture DMI QPI
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 6,400 MT/s
Intel Xeon E3-1220 v2
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