Intel Xeon E3-1280 v5: specs and benchmarks

Intel Xeon E3-1280 v5

Summary

Intel started Xeon E3-1280 v5 sales 5 August 2015 at a recommended price of $612. This is Skylake architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at professional systems. It has 4 cores and 8 threads, and is based on 14 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 4.00 GHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is a FCLGA1151 processor with a TDP of 80 Watt. It supports DDR4-1866, DDR4-2133, DDR3L-1333, DDR3L-1600 memory.

It provides good benchmark performance at 36.62 percent of a leader's which is Intel Core i9-9980XE.

General info

Of Xeon E3-1280 v5 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
4.55
 
Type
Workstation
 
Achitecture codename
Skylake
 
Release date
5 August 2015
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$612
 
of 8685 (Xeon E5-4650L)
Price now
$690
 
of 8685 (Xeon E5-4650L)

Technical specs

Xeon E3-1280 v5's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Xeon E3-1280 v5's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
4
 
Number of threads
8
 
Maximum frequency
4 GHz
 
of 5
L1 cache
256 KB
 
of 768
L2 cache
1 MB
 
of 16384
L3 cache
8 MB
 
of 65536
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
of 7
Die size
160 mm2
 
Transistor count
1400 million
 
of 19200
64 bit support
+
 
VID voltage range
0.55V-1.52V
 

Compatibility

Information on Xeon E3-1280 v5 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
of 8
Socket
FCLGA1151
 
Power consumption (TDP)
80 Watt
 

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Xeon E3-1280 v5. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
SSE4.1 / 4.2, AVX 2.0
 
AES-NI
+
 
AVX
+
 
vPro
+
 
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
Turbo Boost
2.0
 
Hyper-Threading
+
 
TSX
+
 
Idle States
+
 
Thermal Monitoring
+
 

Security technologies

Xeon E3-1280 v5 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
+
 
EDB
+
 
Secure Key
+
 
MPX
+
 
SGX
+
 
OS Guard
+
 

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Xeon E3-1280 v5 are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
VT-d
+
 
VT-x
+
 
EPT
+
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Xeon E3-1280 v5.
Supported memory types
DDR4-1866, DDR4-2133, DDR3L-1333, DDR3L-1600
 
Maximum memory size
64 GB
 
Max memory channels
2
 
Maximum memory bandwidth
34.1 GB / s
 
ECC memory support
+
 

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into Xeon E3-1280 v5.
Integrated graphics
None
 
Quick Sync
-
 
Clear Video
-
 
Clear Video HD
-
 
InTru 3D
-
 

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Xeon E3-1280 v5's integrated GPU.
Wireless Display (WiDi) support
-
 

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Xeon E3-1280 v5's integrated GPU, including resolutions over different interfaces.
4K resolution support
-
 
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
N / A
 
Max resolution over eDP
N / A
 
Max resolution over WiDi
N / A
 
Max resolution over DisplayPort
N / A
 
Max resolution over VGA
N / A
 

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Xeon E3-1280 v5's integrated GPU, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
N / A
 
OpenGL
N / A
 

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of Xeon E3-1280 v5's supported peripherals.
PCIe revision
3.0
 
Max number of PCIe lanes
16
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Xeon E3-1280 v5. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

36.62

3DMark06 CPU

8470

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

1.92

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

8.9

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

163

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

815

WinRAR 4.0

5224

x264 encoding pass 1

188

x264 encoding pass 2

51

TrueCrypt AES

4.5

Passmark

10666

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Xeon E3-1280 v5 is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Xeon E3-1280 v5 performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

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