Intel Xeon E3-1270 v3: specs and benchmarks



Intel started Xeon E3-1270 v3 sales 2 June 2013 at a recommended price of $370. This is a Haswell-WS 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 80 Watt. It supports DDR3, DDR4 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 5.80% of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 9654.

EPYC 9654EPYC9654

General info

Xeon E3-1270 v3 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance ranking1076
Value for money4.41
Market segmentServer
Architecture codenameHaswell-WS (2013)
Release date2 June 2013 (10 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$370of 305 (Core i7-870)
Current price$62 (0.2x MSRP)of 15710 (Xeon Platinum 8276L)
Value for money

Performance per price, higher is better.

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 speed3.5 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed3.9 GHzof 6 (Core i9-13900KS)
L1 cache64 KB (per core)of 7475.2 (Apple M2 Pro 10-Core)
L2 cache256 KB (per core)of 36864 (Apple M2 Max)
L3 cache8192 KB (shared)of 786432 (EPYC 7373X)
Chip lithography22 nmof 4 (Ryzen 9 7940HS)
Die size160 mm2
Number of transistors1,400 millionof 9900000 (Ryzen 5 7645HX)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-
Unlocked multiplier-


Information on Xeon E3-1270 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)
Power consumption (TDP)80 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Xeon E3-1270 v3. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

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

Security technologies

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

Secure Key+
Identity Protection+
OS Guard+

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 E3-1270 v3's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3, DDR4of 5600 (Ryzen 9 7940HS)
Maximum memory size32 GBof 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)
Max memory channels2of 12 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
Maximum memory bandwidth25.6 GB/sof 460.8 (EPYC 9124)
ECC memory support+


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 E3-1270 v3. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.

Combined synthetic benchmark 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 v3 5.80


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 v3 7308

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: 41%

Xeon E3-1270 v3 1186

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: 41%

Xeon E3-1270 v3 3895

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Xeon E3-1270 v3. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 46 Mh/s  

Gaming performance

Relative perfomance

Overall Xeon E3-1270 v3 performance compared to nearest competitors among server CPUs.

Similar processors

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

Xeon E3-1246 v3Xeon E31246 v3
Xeon W3690XeonW3690
Xeon E5-4610 v3Xeon E54610 v3
Xeon E3-1275 v3Xeon E31275 v3
Xeon E3-1280 v3Xeon E31280 v3

Recommended GPUs

People consider these graphics cards to be good for Xeon E3-1270 v3, according to our PC configuration statistics.

These are the fastest graphics cards for Xeon E3-1270 v3 in our user configuration statistics. There is a total of 2160 configurations based on Xeon E3-1270 v3 in our database.

RTX 4090 GeForce RTX 4090
0.7% (15/2160)
RTX 4070 Ti GeForce RTX 4070 Ti
0.09% (2/2160)
RTX 3090 Ti GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
0.09% (2/2160)
RTX 3080 Ti GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
0.2% (5/2160)
RTX 3090 GeForce RTX 3090
0.09% (2/2160)
RTX 4070 GeForce RTX 4070
0.05% (1/2160)
RTX 3080 GeForce RTX 3080
0.05% (1/2160)
RX 7800 XT Radeon RX 7800 XT
0.05% (1/2160)
RTX 3070 Ti GeForce RTX 3070 Ti
0.1% (3/2160)
RTX 3070 GeForce RTX 3070
0.2% (4/2160)

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