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Intel Xeon E3-1246 v3: specs and benchmarks
- Core clock speed
- Max video memory
- Memory type
- Memory clock speed
- Maximum resolution
Intel started Intel Xeon E3-1246 v3 sales 1 April 2014. This is Haswell architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 4 cores and 8 threads, and is based on 22 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 3900 MHz and a locked multiplier.
Compatibility-wise, this is FCLGA1150 processor with a TDP of 84 Watt and a maximum temperature of °C. It supports DDR3L-1333, DDR3L-1600 memory.
It provides poor benchmark performance at
of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7763.
Of Xeon E3-1246 v3 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.
|Place in performance rating||760|
|Value for money||17.84|
|Release date||1 April 2014 (7 years ago)|
|Price now||$99||of 14999 (Xeon Platinum 9282)|
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 cores||4 (Quad-Core)|
|Base clock speed||3.5 GHz||of 4.7 (FX-9590)|
|Boost clock speed||3.9 GHz||of 5.3 (Core i9-10900KF)|
|L3 cache||8 MB Intel® Smart Cache||of 32 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)|
|Chip lithography||22 nm||of 5 (Apple M1)|
|64 bit support||+|
|Windows 11 compatibility||-|
Information on Xeon E3-1246 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 configuration||1||of 8 (Opteron 842)|
|Thermal design power (TDP)||84 Watt||of 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)|
Technologies and extensions
Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Xeon E3-1246 v3. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
|Instruction set extensions||Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2|
|Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)||+|
|Turbo Boost Technology||2.0|
|Flex Memory Access||+|
|Fast Memory Access||+|
Processor technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.
Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Xeon E3-1246 v3's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.
|Supported memory types||DDR3L-1333, DDR3L-1600||of 4266 (Ryzen 9 4900H)|
|Maximum memory size||32 GB||of 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)|
|Max memory channels||2||of 12 (Xeon Platinum 9221)|
|Maximum memory bandwidth||25.6 GB/s||of 281.6 (Xeon Platinum 9221)|
|ECC memory support||+|
General parameters of GPU integrated into Xeon E3-1246 v3.
|Max video memory||1.7 GB|
|Quick Sync Video||+|
|Clear Video HD||+|
|Graphics max frequency||1.2 GHz|
Available interfaces and connections of Xeon E3-1246 v3's integrated GPU.
|Number of displays supported||3|
Graphics image quality
Maximum display resolutions supported by Xeon E3-1246 v3's integrated GPU, including resolutions over different interfaces.
|Max resolution over HDMI 1.4||3840x2160@60Hz|
|Max resolution over DisplayPort||3840x2160@60Hz|
|Max resolution over VGA||2880x1800@60Hz|
Graphics API support
APIs supported by Xeon E3-1246 v3's integrated GPU, sometimes API versions are included.
Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.
|PCI Express lanes||16||of 128 (EPYC 7551P)|
Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Xeon E3-1246 v3. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.
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.
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.
Let's see how good Xeon E3-1246 v3 is for a gaming PC, compared with system requirements of some popular titles. Remember that sometimes official hardware requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.
Overall Xeon E3-1246 v3 performance compared to nearest competitors among server CPUs.
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