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Front view of Intel Xeon L5630

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Intel Xeon L5630

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Much more l3 cache 12 MB vs 8 MB 50% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much more l3 cache per core 3 MB/core vs 1.33 MB/core More than 2.2x more l3 cache per core
More threads 8 vs 6 2 more threads
Front view of AMD Opteron 4310 EE

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Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 1 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 3 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 25% higher turbo clock speed
More cores 6 vs 4 2 more cores; run more applications at once
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 85 °C vs 63.1 °C Around 35% higher Maximum operating temperature
Higher clock speed 2.2 GHz vs 2.13 GHz Around 5% higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 0.67 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core Around 2.8x more l2 cache per core
Newer Dec, 2012 vs Mar, 2010 Release date over 2 years later

Features Key features of the Xeon L5630  vs Opteron 4310 EE 

clock speed

Xeon L5630
2.13 GHz
Opteron 4310 EE
2.2 GHz

turbo clock speed

Xeon L5630
2.4 GHz

L2 cache

L3 cache

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon L5630  vs
Opteron 4310 EE 
Clock speed 2.13 GHz 2.2 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.4 GHz 3 GHz
Cores Quad core Hexa core
Socket type
LGA 1366
C32

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 40W 35W
Annual home energy cost 9.64 $/year 8.43 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 35.04 $/year 30.66 $/year
Typical power consumption 32.5W 28.44W

bus

Architecture QPI HyperTransport 3.0
Transfer rate 5,860 MT/s 6,400 MT/s
Clock speed 2,930 MHz 3,200 MHz

details

Xeon L5630  vs
Opteron 4310 EE 
Threads 8 6
L2 cache 1 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.67 MB/core
L3 cache 12 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 3 MB/core 1.33 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 2 2
Clock multiplier 16 15
Operating temperature Unknown - 63.1°C Unknown - 85°C

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
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1066
DDR3-800
DDR3
Channels Triple Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 25,599.99 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Intel Xeon L5630
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