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Intel Core i7 3632QM

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E3-1260L

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Higher clock speed 2.4 GHz vs 2.2 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Better turbo clock speed 1,250 MHz vs 1,150 MHz Around 10% better turbo clock speed
Slightly more l3 cache 8 MB vs 6 MB Around 35% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Front view of Intel Core i7 3632QM

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Significantly newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better performance per watt 13.87 pt/W vs 5.01 pt/W More than 2.8x better performance per watt
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 105 °C vs 58.6 °C Around 80% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much better performance per dollar 1.28 pt/$ vs 0.73 pt/$ More than 75% better performance per dollar
More number of displays supported 3 vs 2 1 more number of displays supported
Lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 36.56W More than 20% lower typical power consumption
Newer Jul, 2012 vs Apr, 2011 Release date over 1 years later
Lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 10.84 $/year More than 20% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 39.42 $/year More than 20% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E3-1260L vs Core i7 3632QM

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PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Xeon E3-1260L  vs
Core i7 3632QM 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 2.2 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.3 GHz 3.2 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1155
rPGA 988B


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 32,768 MB


Xeon E3-1260L  vs
Core i7 3632QM 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 8
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 24 22
Operating temperature Unknown - 58.6°C Unknown - 105°C

integrated graphics

Label HD Graphics 2000 Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Number of displays supported 2 3
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,250 MHz 1,150 MHz

power consumption

TDP 45W 35W
Annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year 8.43 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year 30.66 $/year
Performance per watt 5.01 pt/W 13.87 pt/W
Typical power consumption 36.56W 28.44W


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