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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

summary

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

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3L-1333
DDR3
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

details

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

GPU GPU GPU
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

bus

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