Intel Xeon E3-1225 v2: specs and benchmarks

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Intel Xeon E3-1225 v2
Intel Xeon E3-1225 v2
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Year of release 2012
Performance 5.42
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Intel Xeon E3-1225 v2
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Intel started Intel Xeon E3-1225 v2 sales 14 May 2012 at a recommended price of $200. This is Ivy Bridge architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 4 cores and 4 threads, and is based on 22 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 3600 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is Intel Socket 1155 processor with a TDP of 77 Watt and a maximum temperature of °C. It supports DDR3 Dual-channel memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at


percent of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7763.

General info

Of Xeon E3-1225 v2 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating1049
Value for money7.95
Market segmentServer
Architecture codenameIvy Bridge
Release date14 May 2012 (9 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$200of 305 (Core i7-870)
Price now$40 (0.2x MSRP)of 16595 (Xeon E7-4850)
Value for money

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Technical specs

Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores4 (Quad-Core)
Base clock speed3.2 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed3.6 GHzof 5.3 (Core i9-10900KF)
L1 cache64 KB (per core)of 896 (Atom C3950)
L2 cache256 KB (per core)of 12288 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
L3 cache8 MB (shared)of 32 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)
Chip lithography22 nmof 5 (Apple M1)
Die size160 mm2
Number of transistors1,400 millionof 16000 (Apple M1)
64 bit support+


Information on Xeon E3-1225 v2 compatibility with other computer components and devices: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration1of 8 (Opteron 842)
Thermal design power (TDP)77 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Xeon E3-1225 v2. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.


Security technologies

Processor technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.


Virtualization technologies

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.


Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Xeon E3-1225 v2's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3 Dual-channelof 4266 (Ryzen 9 4900H)

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into Xeon E3-1225 v2.

Integrated graphics cardIntel HD P4000

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Xeon E3-1225 v2. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

Xeon E3-1225 v2 5.42
  • Passmark

Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Xeon E3-1225 v2 4756

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Xeon E3-1225 v2. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 5.2 Mh/s  

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Xeon E3-1225 v2 is for a gaming PC, compared with system requirements of some popular titles. Remember that sometimes official hardware requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Xeon E3-1225 v2 performance compared to nearest competitors among server CPUs.

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Here is our recommendation of several processors that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

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