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Front view of Intel Xeon X5570

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon X5570

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Much higher clock speed 2.93 GHz vs 1.73 GHz Around 70% higher clock speed
Much higher turbo clock speed 3.33 GHz vs 1.87 GHz Around 80% higher turbo clock speed
Much lower typical power consumption 77.19W vs 150.31W Around 50% lower typical power consumption
Newer manufacturing process 45 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year vs 162.06 $/year Around 50% lower annual commercial energy cost
Much lower annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year vs 44.57 $/year Around 50% lower annual home energy cost
Front view of Intel Itanium 9350

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Much more l3 cache 24 MB vs 8 MB 3x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l3 cache per core 6 MB/core vs 2 MB/core 3x more l3 cache per core
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 8 vs 2 6 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
Much more l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Newer Feb, 2010 vs Mar, 2009 Release date 10 months later

Features Key features of the Xeon X5570  vs Itanium 9350 

clock speed

Xeon X5570
2.93 GHz
Itanium 9350
1.73 GHz

turbo clock speed

Xeon X5570
3.33 GHz
Itanium 9350
1.87 GHz

L2 cache

L3 cache

TDP

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon X5570  vs
Itanium 9350 
Clock speed 2.93 GHz 1.73 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.33 GHz 1.87 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1366
LGA 1248

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 95W 185W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 44.57 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 162.06 $/year
Typical power consumption 77.19W 150.31W

bus

Architecture QPI QPI
Number of links 2 1
Data rate 51,200 MB/s 19,200 MB/s
Transfer rate 6,400 MT/s 4,800 MT/s
Clock speed 3,200 MHz 2,400 MHz

details

Xeon X5570  vs
Itanium 9350 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 8
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 24 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 6 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 2 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
Intel Xeon X5570
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