Intel Xeon E3-1225 v6 vs E3-1220 v6

General info

Comparing Xeon E3-1225 v6 and Xeon E3-1220 v6 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
0.72
 
1.61
Market segment
Server
 
Server
Series
Intel Xeon E3
 
Intel Xeon E3
Architecture codename
Kaby Lake
 
Kaby Lake
Launch date
28 March 2017 (4 years ago)
 
28 March 2017 (4 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
$213
 
$193
Price now
$490 (2.3x MSRP)
 
$209 (1.1x MSRP)

Technical specs

Xeon E3-1225 v6 and Xeon E3-1220 v6 basic parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of CPU speed, though for more precise assessment you have to consider their test results.

Physical cores
4 (Quad-Core)
 
4 (Quad-Core)
Threads
4
 
4
Base clock speed
3.3 GHz
 
3 GHz
Boost clock speed
3.7 GHz
 
3.5 GHz
Bus support
8 GT/s
 
8 GT/s
L1 cache
256 KB
 
256 KB
L2 cache
1 MB
 
1 MB
L3 cache
8 MB
 
8 MB
Chip lithography
14 nm
 
14 nm
64 bit support
+
 
+
VID voltage range
0.55V-1.52V
 
0.55V-1.52V

Compatibility

Information on Xeon E3-1225 v6 and Xeon E3-1220 v6 compatibility with other computer components: 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 configuration
1
 
1
Socket
FCLGA1151
 
FCLGA1151
Thermal design power (TDP)
73 Watt
 
72 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Xeon E3-1225 v6 and Xeon E3-1220 v6. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
 
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
AES-NI
+
 
+
AVX
+
 
+
vPro
+
 
+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
+
Turbo Boost Technology
2.0
 
2.0
Hyper-Threading Technology
-
 
-
TSX
+
 
+
Idle States
+
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
+

Security technologies

Xeon E3-1225 v6 and Xeon E3-1220 v6 technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT
+
 
+
EDB
+
 
+
Secure Key
+
 
+
MPX
+
 
+
SGX
Yes with Intel® ME
 
Yes with both Intel® SPS and Intel® ME
OS Guard
+
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Xeon E3-1225 v6 and Xeon E3-1220 v6 are enumerated here.

VT-d
+
 
+
VT-x
+
 
+
EPT
+
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Xeon E3-1225 v6 and Xeon E3-1220 v6. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory types
DDR4-2400, DDR3L-1866
 
DDR4-2400, DDR3L-1866
Maximum memory size
64 GB
 
64 GB
Max memory channels
2
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
37.5 GB/s
 
37.5 GB/s
ECC memory support
+
 
+

Graphics specifications

General parameters of integrated GPUs, if any.

Integrated graphics card
 
no data
Max video memory
64 GB
 
no data
Quick Sync Video
+
 
-
Clear Video
+
 
-
Clear Video HD
+
 
-
Graphics max frequency
1.15 GHz
 
no data
InTru 3D
+
 
-

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Xeon E3-1225 v6 and Xeon E3-1220 v6 integrated GPUs.

Number of displays supported
3
 
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eDP
+
 
no data
DisplayPort
+
 
-
HDMI
+
 
-
DVI
+
 
no data

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Xeon E3-1225 v6 and Xeon E3-1220 v6 integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.

4K resolution support
+
 
-
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
4096x2160@24Hz
 
N/A
Max resolution over eDP
4096x2304@60Hz
 
N/A
Max resolution over DisplayPort
4096x2304@60Hz
 
N/A
Max resolution over VGA
N/A
 
N/A

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Xeon E3-1225 v6 and Xeon E3-1220 v6 integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.

DirectX
12
 
N/A
OpenGL
4.4
 
N/A

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Xeon E3-1225 v6 and Xeon E3-1220 v6.

PCIe version
3.0
 
3.0
PCI Express lanes
16
 
16

Benchmark performance

Various benchmark results of the processors in comparison. Overall score 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 v6 7.23 +4.9%
Xeon E3-1220 v6 6.89

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 v6 6343 +4.9%
Xeon E3-1220 v6 6048

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Xeon E3-1225 v6 and Xeon E3-1220 v6 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately. Also, your gaming PC must have a decent enough GPU to perform well.

Xeon E3-1225 v6 satisfies the 100% minimum and 93% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
100%
Recommended
93%
Minimum
100%
Recommended
93%

Xeon E3-1220 v6 satisfies the 99% minimum and 92% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
99%
Recommended
92%
Minimum
99%
Recommended
92%

Advantages of Intel Xeon E3-1225 v6

4.9% better performance in benchmarks

Higher boost clock speed (3300 vs 3000 MHz)

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Advantages of Intel Xeon E3-1220 v6

Cheaper ($209 vs $490)

Lower power consumption (72W vs 73W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.

So, which one is the better CPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between Intel Xeon E3-1225 v6 and Intel Xeon E3-1220 v6. The differences in performance seem too small.

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