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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 4 MB Around 7.8x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More threads 244 vs 16 228 more threads
Newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Newer Jun, 2013 vs Nov, 2012 Release date 7 months later
Front view of Intel Itanium 9560

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Intel Itanium 9560

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Much higher clock speed 2.53 GHz vs 1.24 GHz More than 2x higher clock speed
Much lower typical power consumption 138.13W vs 243.75W Around 45% lower typical power consumption
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 lower annual commercial energy cost 148.92 $/year vs 262.8 $/year Around 45% lower annual commercial energy cost
Much lower annual home energy cost 40.95 $/year vs 72.27 $/year Around 45% lower annual home energy cost

Features Key features of the Xeon Phi 7120P  vs Itanium 9560 

clock speed

Xeon Phi 7120P
1.24 GHz
Itanium 9560
2.53 GHz

L2 cache

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon Phi 7120P  vs
Itanium 9560 
Clock speed 1.24 GHz 2.53 GHz
Cores 61 cores Octa core
Socket type
PCI Express x16
LGA 1248

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support No Yes
Supports dynamic frequency scaling No Yes

power consumption

TDP 300W 170W
Annual home energy cost 72.27 $/year 40.95 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 262.8 $/year 148.92 $/year
Typical power consumption 243.75W 138.13W

bus

Architecture FSB QPI
Number of links 1 1

details

Xeon Phi 7120P  vs
Itanium 9560 
Threads 244 16
L2 cache 30.5 MB 4 MB
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 8 8

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
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Intel Xeon Phi 7120P
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