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Front view of Intel Xeon X5450

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon X5450

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Much more l2 cache 12 MB vs 1 MB 12x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 3 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 6x more l2 cache per core
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Front view of Intel Core i7 3525M

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Intel Core i7 3525M

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Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 97.5W 3.4x lower typical power consumption
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 105 °C vs 63 °C More than 65% higher Maximum operating temperature
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Much lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 28.91 $/year 3.4x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 105.12 $/year 3.4x lower annual commercial energy cost

Features Key features of the Xeon X5450  vs Core i7 3525M 

clock speed

Xeon X5450
3 GHz
Core i7 3525M
2.9 GHz

L2 cache

TDP

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon X5450  vs
Core i7 3525M 
Clock speed 3 GHz 2.9 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 771
BGA 1023

features

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

details

Xeon X5450  vs
Core i7 3525M 
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 12 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 3 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 22 nm
Operating temperature Unknown - 63°C Unknown - 105°C

power consumption

TDP 120W 35W
Annual home energy cost 28.91 $/year 8.43 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 105.12 $/year 30.66 $/year
Typical power consumption 97.5W 28.44W

bus

Architecture FSB DMI
Intel Xeon X5450
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