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Front view of Intel Xeon Phi 5120D

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon Phi 5120D

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Much more l2 cache 30 MB vs 1 MB 30x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More threads 240 vs 8 232 more threads
More cores 60 vs 4 56 more cores; run more applications at once
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 8 vs 1 7 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
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Much higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 1.05 GHz Around 3.2x higher clock speed
Much lower typical power consumption 68.25W vs 199.06W 2.9x lower typical power consumption
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for maximum performance when needed, while conserving power and minimizing heat production when not needed
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.85 GHz vs 1.05 GHz Around 3.8x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Much lower annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year vs 59.02 $/year 2.9x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year vs 214.62 $/year 2.9x lower annual commercial energy cost
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.01 GHz vs 1.05 GHz More than 3.8x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Jun, 2013 vs Apr, 2013 Release date 2 months later

Features Key features of the Xeon Phi 5120D  vs Core i7 4770 

clock speed

Xeon Phi 5120D
1.05 GHz
Core i7 4770
3.4 GHz

L2 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Xeon Phi 5120D
1.05 GHz
Core i7 4770
3.85 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Xeon Phi 5120D
1.05 GHz
Core i7 4770
4.01 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon Phi 5120D  vs
Core i7 4770 
Clock speed 1.05 GHz 3.4 GHz
Cores 60 cores Quad core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No Yes
Has virtualization support No 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 No Yes

power consumption

TDP 245W 84W
Annual home energy cost 59.02 $/year 20.24 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 214.62 $/year 73.58 $/year
Typical power consumption 199.06W 68.25W

bus

Architecture FSB DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 0

details

Xeon Phi 5120D  vs
Core i7 4770 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 240 8
L2 cache 30 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 8 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.05 GHz 3.85 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.05 GHz 4.01 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.05 GHz 3.85 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 1,200 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
GDDR5
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum memory size 8,192 MB 32,768 MB
Intel Xeon Phi 5120D
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