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Front view of Intel Xeon E5-1428L

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E5-1428L

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Much lower typical power consumption 48.75W vs 121.88W 2.5x lower typical power consumption
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Much lower annual home energy cost 14.45 $/year vs 36.13 $/year 2.5x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 52.56 $/year vs 131.4 $/year 2.5x lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of Intel Core i7 3970X

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Intel Core i7 3970X

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Much higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 1.8 GHz Around 95% higher clock speed
Newer Nov, 2012 vs Apr, 2012 Release date 7 months later

Features Key features of the Xeon E5-1428L  vs Core i7 3970X 

clock speed

Xeon E5-1428L
1.8 GHz
Core i7 3970X
3.5 GHz

L2 cache

L3 cache

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5-1428L  vs
Core i7 3970X 
Clock speed 1.8 GHz 3.5 GHz
Cores Hexa core Hexa core

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
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 60W 150W
Annual home energy cost 14.45 $/year 36.13 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 52.56 $/year 131.4 $/year
Typical power consumption 48.75W 121.88W

bus

Architecture QPI DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 0 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Xeon E5-1428L  vs
Core i7 3970X 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 12 12
L2 cache 2 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.33 MB/core 0.33 MB/core
L3 cache 15 MB 15 MB
L3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core 2.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Voltage range 0.6 - 1.35V 0.6 - 1.35V

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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
DDR3-800
Channels Triple Channel Quad Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 31,999.98 MB/s 51,200 MB/s
Intel Xeon E5-1428L
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