Intel Xeon E3-1270 v6 vs D-1548

Price now 506$
Games supported 97%
Intel Xeon E3-1270 v6
Intel Xeon E3-1270 v6
  • Interface
  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory
  • Memory type
  • Memory clock speed
  • Maximum resolution
Intel Xeon D-1548
Intel Xeon D-1548
  • Interface
  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory
  • Memory type
  • Memory clock speed
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 2307$
Games supported 97%

General info

Comparing Xeon E3-1270 v6 and Xeon D-1548 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating797786
Value for money3.100.41
Market segmentServerServer
SeriesIntel Xeon E3Intel Xeon D
Architecture codenameKaby Lake (2016−2019)Broadwell (2015−2019)
Release date28 March 2017 (5 years ago)1 November 2015 (7 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$328$555
Current price$506 (1.5x MSRP)$2307 (4.2x MSRP)
Value for money

To get the index we compare the characteristics of the processors and their cost, taking into account the cost of other processors.

  • 0
  • 50
  • 100
  • 0
  • 50
  • 100

Technical specs

Xeon E3-1270 v6 and Xeon D-1548 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 cores4 (Quad-Core)8 (Octa-Core)
Base clock speed3.8 GHz2 GHz
Boost clock speed4.2 GHz2.6 GHz
Bus support8 GT/sno data
L1 cache256 KB64K (per core)
L2 cache1 MB256K (per core)
L3 cache8 MB1.5 MB (per core)
Chip lithography14 nm14 nm
Die sizeno data246.24 mm2
Maximum case temperature (TCase)no data80 °C
Number of transistorsno data3,200 million
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility--
Unlocked multiplier--


Information on Xeon E3-1270 v6 and Xeon D-1548 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 configuration11
Thermal design power (TDP)72 Watt45 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Xeon E3-1270 v6 and Xeon D-1548. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2Intel® AVX2
vPro+no data
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)++
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)++
Turbo Boost Technology2.02.0
Hyper-Threading Technology++
Idle States++
Thermal Monitoring++
GPIOno data+

Security technologies

Xeon E3-1270 v6 and Xeon D-1548 technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

Secure Key++
MPX+no data
SGXYes with both Intel® SPS and Intel® MEno data
OS Guard++

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Xeon E3-1270 v6 and Xeon D-1548 are enumerated here.


Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Xeon E3-1270 v6 and Xeon D-1548. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4-2400, DDR3L-1866DDR4, DDR3
Maximum memory size64 GB128 GB
Max memory channels22
Maximum memory bandwidth37.5 GB/s38.397 GB/s
ECC memory support++

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Xeon E3-1270 v6 and Xeon D-1548 integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.

Max resolution over HDMI 1.4N/Ano data
Max resolution over eDPN/Ano data
Max resolution over DisplayPortN/Ano data
Max resolution over VGAN/Ano data

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Xeon E3-1270 v6 and Xeon D-1548 integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.

DirectXN/Ano data
OpenGLN/Ano data


Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Xeon E3-1270 v6 and Xeon D-1548.

PCIe version3.02.0/3.0
PCI Express lanes1632
USB revisionno data2.0/3.0
Total number of SATA portsno data6
Number of USB portsno data8
Integrated LANno data+
UARTno data+

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 E3-1270 v6 8.77
Xeon D-1548 9.00
  • 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 E3-1270 v6 8840
Xeon D-1548 9075

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance rating 8.77 9.00
Recency 28 March 2017 1 November 2015
Cost $328 $555
Boost clock speed 3800 2600
Base clock speed 0 2000
Thermal design power (TDP) 72 Watt 45 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

Intel Xeon E3-1270 v6
Intel Xeon E3-1270 v6


Intel Xeon D-1548
Intel Xeon D-1548

The differences in performance seem too small.

Should you still have questions on choice between Xeon E3-1270 v6 and Xeon D-1548, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

Cast your vote

Do you think we are right or mistaken in our choice? Vote by clicking "Like" button near your favourite CPU.

Similar processor comparisons

We picked several similar comparisons of processors in the same market segment and performance relatively close to those reviewed on this page.

User rating

Here you can see how users rate the processors, as well as rate them yourself.

3.6 10 ratings

Rate Intel Xeon E3-1270 v6 on a scale of 1 to 5:

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

This processor has no user ratings yet.

Rate Intel Xeon D-1548 on a scale of 1 to 5:

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Questions and comments

Here you can ask a question about Xeon E3-1270 v6 or Xeon D-1548, agree or disagree with our judgements, or report an error or mismatch.