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Front view of Intel Xeon E7530

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E7530

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Significantly more l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 4 vs 1 3 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
Significantly more l3 cache 12 MB vs 3 MB 4x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More cores 6 vs 2 Three times as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 12 vs 4 Three times as many threads
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 i3 2100T

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Intel Core i3 2100T

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Higher clock speed 2.5 GHz vs 1.87 GHz Around 35% higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 85.31W 3x lower typical power consumption
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.65 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 35% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 25.29 $/year 3x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 91.98 $/year 3x lower annual commercial energy cost
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.33 MB/core More than 50% more l2 cache per core
Newer Jan, 2011 vs Mar, 2010 Release date 9 months later
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.62 GHz vs 1.87 GHz More than 40% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Features Key features of the Xeon E7530  vs Core i3 2100T 

clock speed

Xeon E7530
1.87 GHz
Core i3 2100T
2.5 GHz

L2 cache

L3 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Xeon E7530
2 GHz
Core i3 2100T
2.65 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Xeon E7530
1.87 GHz
Core i3 2100T
2.62 GHz

TDP

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E7530  vs
Core i3 2100T 
Clock speed 1.87 GHz 2.5 GHz
Cores Hexa core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1567
LGA 1155

features

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

power consumption

TDP 105W 35W
Annual home energy cost 25.29 $/year 8.43 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 91.98 $/year 30.66 $/year
Typical power consumption 85.31W 28.44W

details

Xeon E7530  vs
Core i3 2100T 
Threads 12 4
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.33 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 12 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 4 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 64°C Unknown - 65°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2 GHz 2.65 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.87 GHz 2.62 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2 GHz 2.65 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 2000
Number of displays supported N/A 2
GPU clock speed N/A 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,100 MHz

bus

Architecture QPI DMI
Number of links 4 1
Transfer rate 5,860 MT/s 5,000 MT/s
Intel Xeon E7530
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