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Front view of Intel Xeon E7520

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Intel Xeon E7520

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Significantly more l3 cache 18 MB vs 8 MB 2.2x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 4 vs 1 3 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
Much more l3 cache per core 4.5 MB/core vs 2 MB/core 2.2x more l3 cache per core
Front view of Intel Core i7 4770K

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Much higher turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz vs 1.87 GHz More than 2x higher turbo clock speed
Much higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 1.87 GHz More than 85% higher clock speed
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.48 GHz vs 1.87 GHz Around 2.5x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Lower typical power consumption 68.25W vs 77.19W More than 10% lower typical power consumption
Newer Jun, 2013 vs Mar, 2010 Release date over 3 years later
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.55 GHz vs 1.87 GHz Around 2.5x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Lower annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year vs 22.89 $/year More than 10% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year vs 83.22 $/year More than 10% lower annual commercial energy cost

Features Key features of the Xeon E7520  vs Core i7 4770K 

clock speed

Xeon E7520
1.87 GHz
Core i7 4770K
3.5 GHz

turbo clock speed

Xeon E7520
1.87 GHz
Core i7 4770K
3.9 GHz

L2 cache

L3 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Xeon E7520
1.87 GHz
Core i7 4770K
4.48 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Xeon E7520
1.87 GHz
Core i7 4770K
4.55 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E7520  vs
Core i7 4770K 
Clock speed 1.87 GHz 3.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 1.87 GHz 3.9 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
FMA3
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 95W 84W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 20.24 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 73.58 $/year
Typical power consumption 77.19W 68.25W

details

Xeon E7520  vs
Core i7 4770K 
Threads 8 8
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 18 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 4.5 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 4 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 70°C Unknown - 72.72°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.87 GHz 4.48 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.87 GHz 4.55 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.87 GHz 4.48 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 4600
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,250 MHz

bus

Architecture QPI DMI 2.0
Number of links 4 0
Transfer rate 4,800 MT/s 5,000 MT/s
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