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Front view of Intel Xeon E7310

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E7310

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Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 32 vs 1 31 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
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
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Lower typical power consumption 65W vs 77.19W More than 15% lower typical power consumption
Lower annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year vs 22.89 $/year More than 15% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year vs 83.22 $/year More than 15% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of Intel Core i5 2550K

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Intel Core i5 2550K

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Much higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 1.6 GHz More than 2x higher clock speed
Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 5.03 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 3.2x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Newer Jan, 2012 vs Sep, 2007 Release date over 4 years later
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.77 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 3x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Higher Maximum operating temperature 72.6 °C vs 66 °C Around 10% higher Maximum operating temperature

Features Key features of the Xeon E7310  vs Core i5 2550K 

clock speed

Xeon E7310
1.6 GHz
Core i5 2550K
3.4 GHz

L2 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Xeon E7310
1.6 GHz
Core i5 2550K
5.03 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Xeon E7310
1.6 GHz
Core i5 2550K
4.77 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E7310  vs
Core i5 2550K 
Clock speed 1.6 GHz 3.4 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
604
LGA 1155

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No 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 80W 95W
Annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year 83.22 $/year
Typical power consumption 65W 77.19W

details

Xeon E7310  vs
Core i5 2550K 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 4 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 32 1
Clock multiplier 6 34
Operating temperature Unknown - 66°C Unknown - 72.6°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.6 GHz 5.03 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.6 GHz 4.77 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.6 GHz 5.03 GHz

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 FSB DMI
Number of links 1 1
Intel Xeon E7310
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