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Front view of Intel Xeon L5508

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Intel Xeon L5508

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Much lower typical power consumption 30.88W vs 68.25W 2.2x lower typical power consumption
Much more l3 cache per core 4 MB/core vs 2 MB/core 2x more l3 cache per core
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Higher Maximum operating temperature 85 °C vs 72.72 °C More than 15% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower annual home energy cost 9.15 $/year vs 20.24 $/year 2.2x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 33.29 $/year vs 73.58 $/year 2.2x lower annual commercial energy cost
Supports more RAM 147,456 MB vs 32,768 MB Supports 4.5x more RAM
Front view of Intel Core i7 4770K

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Much higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 2 GHz 75% higher clock speed
Much higher turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 65% higher turbo 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 2 GHz Around 2.2x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Newer Jun, 2013 vs Mar, 2009 Release date over 4 years later
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.55 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 2.2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Features Key features of the Xeon L5508  vs Core i7 4770K 

clock speed

Xeon L5508
2 GHz
Core i7 4770K
3.5 GHz

turbo clock speed

Xeon L5508
2.4 GHz
Core i7 4770K
3.9 GHz

L2 cache

L3 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Xeon L5508
2 GHz
Core i7 4770K
4.48 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Xeon L5508
2 GHz
Core i7 4770K
4.55 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon L5508  vs
Core i7 4770K 
Clock speed 2 GHz 3.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.4 GHz 3.9 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
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 38W 84W
Annual home energy cost 9.15 $/year 20.24 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 33.29 $/year 73.58 $/year
Typical power consumption 30.88W 68.25W

bus

Architecture QPI DMI 2.0
Number of links 2 0
Transfer rate 5,860 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Xeon L5508  vs
Core i7 4770K 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 8
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 4 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 85°C Unknown - 72.72°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2 GHz 4.48 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2 GHz 4.55 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2 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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
DDR3-800
Channels Triple Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 25,599.99 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 147,456 MB 32,768 MB
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