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Front view of Intel Xeon E3-1240

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E3-1240

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Much higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 1.6 GHz More than 2x higher clock speed
Much higher turbo clock speed 3.7 GHz vs 1.73 GHz Around 2.2x higher turbo clock speed
Much lower typical power consumption 65W vs 150.31W 2.3x lower typical power consumption
Significantly newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year vs 162.06 $/year 2.3x lower annual commercial energy cost
Much lower annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year vs 44.57 $/year 2.3x lower annual home energy cost
Newer Apr, 2011 vs Feb, 2010 Release date over 1 years later
Front view of Intel Itanium 9340

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Much more l3 cache 20 MB vs 8 MB 2.5x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l3 cache per core 5 MB/core vs 2 MB/core 2.5x more l3 cache per core
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 8 vs 1 7 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
Much more l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core

Features Key features of the Xeon E3-1240  vs Itanium 9340 

clock speed

Xeon E3-1240
3.3 GHz
Itanium 9340
1.6 GHz

turbo clock speed

Xeon E3-1240
3.7 GHz
Itanium 9340
1.73 GHz

L2 cache

L3 cache

TDP

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E3-1240  vs
Itanium 9340 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 1.6 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.7 GHz 1.73 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad 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 80W 185W
Annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year 44.57 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year 162.06 $/year
Typical power consumption 65W 150.31W

bus

Architecture DMI QPI
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 4,800 MT/s

details

Xeon E3-1240  vs
Itanium 9340 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 8
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 20 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 65 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
Intel Xeon E3-1240
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