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Front view of Intel Xeon X7460

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Intel Xeon X7460

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Much more l2 cache 16 MB vs 1 MB 16x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 32 vs 1 31 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
Higher clock speed 2.66 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 35% higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 2.67 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core Around 10.8x more l2 cache per core
Significantly more l3 cache 16 MB vs 6 MB Around 2.8x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much more l3 cache per core 2.67 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 80% more l3 cache per core
More cores 6 vs 4 2 more cores; run more applications at once
Slightly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.81 GHz vs 2.64 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.67 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 35% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Core i7 2630QM

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much lower typical power consumption 36.56W vs 105.63W 2.9x lower typical power consumption
Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better performance per dollar 1.66 pt/$ vs 0.01 pt/$ More than 137.2x better performance per dollar
Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 7,750 vs 1,420 Around 5.5x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Much better performance per watt 13.97 pt/W vs 0.26 pt/W More than 52.8x better performance per watt
Significantly better geekbench 3 single core score 2,118 vs 842 More than 2.5x better geekbench 3 single core score
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 100 °C vs 64 °C More than 55% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year vs 31.32 $/year 2.9x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year vs 113.88 $/year 2.9x lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Jan, 2011 vs Sep, 2008 Release date over 2 years later
More threads 8 vs 6 2 more threads

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon X7460 vs Core i7 2630QM

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X7460
73.3 MB/s
Core i7 2630QM
1,700,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon X7460  vs
Core i7 2630QM 
Clock speed 2.66 GHz 2 GHz
Cores Hexa core Quad core
Socket type
604
rPGA 988B

features

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

power consumption

TDP 130W 45W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 10.84 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 39.42 $/year
Performance per watt 0.26 pt/W 13.97 pt/W
Typical power consumption 105.63W 36.56W

details

Xeon X7460  vs
Core i7 2630QM 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 6 8
L2 cache 16 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 2.67 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 16 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 2.67 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 32 1
Clock multiplier 10 20
Operating temperature Unknown - 64°C Unknown - 100°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.81 GHz 2.64 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.67 GHz 2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.81 GHz 2.64 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A HD Graphics 3000
Number of displays supported N/A 2
GPU clock speed N/A 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,100 MHz

bus

Architecture FSB DMI
Number of links 1 1
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