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Intel Xeon L3426

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Front view of Intel Xeon L3426

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon L3426

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Intel Xeon L3426

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More l3 cache 8 MB vs 2 MB 4x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Significantly lower typical power consumption 36.56W vs 59.31W Around 40% lower typical power consumption
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Significantly more l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 2x more l3 cache per core
More threads 8 vs 2 6 more threads
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Better PassMark score 3,837 vs 1,727 Around 2.2x better PassMark score
Better performance per watt 2.5 pt/W vs 0.97 pt/W More than 2.5x better performance per watt
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year vs 17.59 $/year Around 40% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year vs 63.95 $/year Around 40% lower annual commercial energy cost
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Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Higher clock speed 2.26 GHz vs 1.86 GHz More than 20% higher clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 1.01 pt/$ vs 0.37 pt/$ Around 2.8x better performance per dollar
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.32 GHz vs 3.08 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.27 GHz vs 1.87 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Jan, 2010 vs Sep, 2009 Release date 3 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon L3426 vs Celeron G1101

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon L3426  vs
Celeron G1101 
Clock speed 1.86 GHz 2.26 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1156

features

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

power consumption

TDP 45W 73W
Annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year 17.59 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year 63.95 $/year
Performance per watt 2.5 pt/W 0.97 pt/W
Typical power consumption 36.56W 59.31W

bus

Architecture DMI DMI
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 2,500 MT/s 2,500 MT/s

details

Xeon L3426  vs
Celeron G1101 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 2
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 2 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 32 nm
Transistor count 774,000,000 382,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.08 GHz 3.32 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.87 GHz 2.27 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.08 GHz 3.32 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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3-800
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 17,066.66 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 16,384 MB
Intel Xeon L3426
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