Intel Xeon E3-1226 v3: specs and benchmarks

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Intel Xeon E3-1226 v3
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Year of release 2014
Performance 5.47

Summary

Intel started Intel Xeon E3-1226 v3 sales 1 April 2014 at a recommended price of $213. This is Haswell 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 3700 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is FCLGA1150 processor with a TDP of 84 Watt. It supports DDR3 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at

5.47%

of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7H12.

General info

Xeon E3-1226 v3 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating1192
Value for money6.37
Market segmentWorkstation
SeriesXeon (Desktop)
Architecture codenameHaswell (2013−2015)
Release date1 April 2014 (8 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$213of 305 (Core i7-870)
Current price$83 (0.4x MSRP)of 25448 (Xeon Platinum 8280L)
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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)
Threads4
Base clock speed3.3 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed3.7 GHzof 5.8 (Core i9-13900K)
L2 cache1 MBof 12 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
L3 cache8 MBof 32 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)
Chip lithography22 nmof 5 (Apple M1)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-
Unlocked multiplier-

Compatibility

Information on Xeon E3-1226 v3 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)
SocketFCLGA1150
Thermal design power (TDP)84 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Xeon E3-1226 v3. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
AES-NI+
AVX+
vPro+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+
Turbo Boost Technology2.0
Hyper-Threading Technology-
TSX+
TSX+
Idle States+
Thermal Monitoring+
Flex Memory Access+
SIPP+
FDI+
Fast Memory Access+

Security technologies

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

TXT+
EDB+
Secure Key+
Identity Protection+
OS Guard+
Anti-Theft+

Virtualization technologies

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

AMD-V+
VT-d+
VT-x+
EPT+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Xeon E3-1226 v3's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3of 5200 (Ryzen 5 7600X)
Maximum memory size32 GBof 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)
Max memory channels2of 12 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
Maximum memory bandwidth25.6 GB/sof 281.6 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
ECC memory support+

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into Xeon E3-1226 v3.

Max video memory1.7 GB
Quick Sync Video+
Clear Video HD+
Graphics max frequency1.2 GHz
Execution Units20
InTru 3D+

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Xeon E3-1226 v3's integrated GPU.

Number of displays supported3
eDP+
DisplayPort+
HDMI+
VGA+

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Xeon E3-1226 v3's integrated GPU, including resolutions over different interfaces.

Max resolution over HDMI 1.43840x2160@60Hz
Max resolution over DisplayPort3840x2160@60Hz
Max resolution over VGA2880x1800@60Hz

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Xeon E3-1226 v3's integrated GPU, sometimes API versions are included.

DirectX11.2
OpenGL4.3

Peripherals

Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe version3.0of 5 (Core i9-12900K)
PCI Express lanes16of 128 (EPYC 7551P)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Xeon E3-1226 v3. 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 E3-1226 v3 5.47
  • Passmark
  • GeekBench 5 Single-Core
  • GeekBench 5 Multi-Core
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core
  • Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core
  • Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core
  • TrueCrypt AES
  • WinRAR 4.0
  • Geekbench 3 32-bit multi-core
  • Geekbench 3 32-bit single-core
  • Geekbench 2

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.

Benchmark coverage: 69%

Xeon E3-1226 v3 5514

GeekBench 5 Single-Core

GeekBench 5 Single-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses only a single CPU core.

Benchmark coverage: 38%

Xeon E3-1226 v3 867

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses all available CPU cores.

Benchmark coverage: 38%

Xeon E3-1226 v3 2812

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

Cinebench R10 is an ancient ray tracing benchmark for processors by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. Its single core version uses just one CPU thread to render a futuristic looking motorcycle.

Benchmark coverage: 20%

Xeon E3-1226 v3 5335

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 10 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R10 using all the processor threads. Possible number of threads is limited by 16 in this version.

Benchmark coverage: 20%

Xeon E3-1226 v3 18972

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 15 Multi Core (sometimes called Multi-Thread) is a variant of Cinebench R15 which uses all the processor threads.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

Xeon E3-1226 v3 534

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

Cinebench R15 (standing for Release 15) is a benchmark made by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. It was superseded by later versions of Cinebench, which use more modern variants of Cinema 4D engine. The Single Core version (sometimes called Single-Thread) only uses a single processor thread to render a room full of reflective spheres and light sources.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

Xeon E3-1226 v3 145

TrueCrypt AES

TrueCrypt is a discontinued piece of software that was widely used for on-the-fly-encryption of disk partitions, now superseded by VeraCrypt. It contains several embedded performance tests, one of them being TrueCrypt AES, which measures data encryption speed using AES algorithm. Result is encryption speed in gigabytes per second.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

Xeon E3-1226 v3 3

WinRAR 4.0

WinRAR 4.0 is an outdated version of a popular file archiver. It contains an internal speed test, using 'Best' setting of RAR compression on large chunks of randomly generated data. Its results are measured in kilobytes per second.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

Xeon E3-1226 v3 2832

Geekbench 3 32-bit multi-core

Benchmark coverage: 6%

Xeon E3-1226 v3 10535

Geekbench 3 32-bit single-core

Benchmark coverage: 6%

Xeon E3-1226 v3 3268

Geekbench 2

Benchmark coverage: 5%

Xeon E3-1226 v3 9033

Game benchmarks

Relative perfomance

Overall Xeon E3-1226 v3 performance compared to nearest competitors among server CPUs.


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