Intel Xeon E3-1270 v2: specs and benchmarks

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Year of release 2012
Performance 6.38

Summary

Intel started Intel Xeon E3-1270 v2 sales 14 May 2012 at a recommended price of $192. This is Ivy Bridge 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 FCLGA1155 processor with a TDP of 69 Watt. It supports DDR3 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at

6.38%

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

General info

Of Xeon E3-1270 v2 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating1011
Value for money1.85
Market segmentServer
Architecture codenameIvy Bridge (2012−2013)
Release date14 May 2012 (10 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$192of 305 (Core i7-870)
Current price$136 (0.7x MSRP)of 14999 (Xeon Platinum 9282)
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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)
Threads8
Base clock speed3.5 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed3.9 GHzof 5.5 (Core i9-12900KS)
L1 cache64 KB (per core)of 1536 (EPYC Embedded 3401)
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 57000 (Apple M1 Max)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-
Unlocked multiplier-

Compatibility

Information on Xeon E3-1270 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)
SocketFCLGA1155
Thermal design power (TDP)69 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Xeon E3-1270 v2. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

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

Security technologies

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

TXT+
EDB+
Identity Protection+

Virtualization technologies

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

VT-d+
VT-x+
EPT+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Xeon E3-1270 v2's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3of 5200 (Ryzen 5 7600X)
Maximum memory size32.77 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 E3-1270 v2.

Clear Video-
Clear Video HD-
InTru 3D-

Peripherals

Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe version3.0of 5 (Core i9-12900K)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Xeon E3-1270 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 E3-1270 v2 6.38
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  • GeekBench 5 Single-Core
  • GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

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: 68%

Xeon E3-1270 v2 6431

GeekBench 5 Single-Core

Benchmark coverage: 37%

Xeon E3-1270 v2 800

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

Benchmark coverage: 37%

Xeon E3-1270 v2 3093

Game benchmarks

Relative perfomance

Overall Xeon E3-1270 v2 performance compared to nearest competitors among server CPUs.


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