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Front view of Intel Xeon Phi 7120P

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Intel Xeon Phi 7120P

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Much more l2 cache 30.5 MB vs 1 MB 30.5x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More threads 244 vs 4 240 more threads
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 8 vs 1 7 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
Newer Jun, 2013 vs Apr, 2012 Release date over 1 years later
Front view of Intel Core i5 3570K

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Much higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 1.24 GHz Around 2.8x higher clock speed
Much higher turbo clock speed 3.8 GHz vs 1.33 GHz More than 2.8x higher turbo clock speed
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much lower typical power consumption 107.5W vs 243.75W 2.3x 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
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.59 GHz vs 1.24 GHz Around 3.8x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 106 $/year vs 262.8 $/year 2.5x lower annual commercial energy cost
Much lower annual home energy cost 38.81 $/year vs 72.27 $/year More than 45% lower annual home energy cost
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.71 GHz vs 1.24 GHz More than 3.8x better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Features Key features of the Xeon Phi 7120P  vs Core i5 3570K 

clock speed

Xeon Phi 7120P
1.24 GHz
Core i5 3570K
3.4 GHz

turbo clock speed

Xeon Phi 7120P
1.33 GHz
Core i5 3570K
3.8 GHz

L2 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Xeon Phi 7120P
1.24 GHz
Core i5 3570K
4.59 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Xeon Phi 7120P
1.24 GHz
Core i5 3570K
4.71 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon Phi 7120P  vs
Core i5 3570K 
Clock speed 1.24 GHz 3.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 1.33 GHz 3.8 GHz
Cores 61 cores Quad core
Socket type
PCI Express x16
LGA 1155
Is unlocked No Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support No Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
FMA3
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling No Yes

power consumption

TDP 300W 77W
Annual home energy cost 72.27 $/year 38.81 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 262.8 $/year 106 $/year
Typical power consumption 243.75W 107.5W

bus

Architecture FSB DMI
Number of links 1 1

details

Xeon Phi 7120P  vs
Core i5 3570K 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 244 4
L2 cache 30.5 MB 1 MB
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 8 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.24 GHz 4.59 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.24 GHz 4.71 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.24 GHz 4.59 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Latest DirectX N/A 10.x
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,150 MHz
3DMark06 N/A 5,339.9

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3
GDDR5
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum memory size 16,384 MB 32,768 MB
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