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Front view of Intel Xeon L5518

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Intel Xeon L5518

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More l3 cache 8 MB vs 3 MB Around 2.8x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 85 °C vs 65.3 °C More than 30% higher Maximum operating temperature
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Supports more RAM 147,456 MB vs 32,768 MB Supports 4.5x more RAM
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.71 GHz vs 3.49 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
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Significantly higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 2.13 GHz Around 55% 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
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Newer Sep, 2012 vs Mar, 2009 Release date over 3 years later
Slightly lower typical power consumption 44.69W vs 48.75W Around 10% lower typical power consumption
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.3 GHz vs 2.13 GHz Around 55% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Slightly lower annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year vs 14.45 $/year Around 10% lower annual home energy cost
Slightly lower annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year vs 52.56 $/year Around 10% lower annual commercial energy cost

Features Key features of the Xeon L5518  vs Core i3 3225 

clock speed

Xeon L5518
2.13 GHz
Core i3 3225
3.3 GHz

L2 cache

L3 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Xeon L5518
3.71 GHz
Core i3 3225
3.49 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Xeon L5518
2.13 GHz
Core i3 3225
3.3 GHz

TDP

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon L5518  vs
Core i3 3225 
Clock speed 2.13 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1366
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 60W 55W
Annual home energy cost 14.45 $/year 13.25 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 52.56 $/year 48.18 $/year
Typical power consumption 48.75W 44.69W

bus

Architecture QPI DMI
Number of links 2 1
Transfer rate 5,860 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Xeon L5518  vs
Core i3 3225 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 4
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 85°C Unknown - 65.3°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.71 GHz 3.49 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.13 GHz 3.3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.71 GHz 3.49 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,050 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
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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