Intel Xeon E5-1410 vs E3-1220 v2

General info

Comparing Xeon E5-1410 and Xeon E3-1220 v2 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

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Value for money (0-100)
15.19
 
7.23
Market segment
Server
 
Server
Architecture codename
Sandy Bridge EN
 
Ivy Bridge
Launch date
14 May 2012 (9 years ago)
 
14 May 2012 (9 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
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$220
Price now
$16.95
 
$43

Technical specs

Xeon E5-1410 and Xeon E3-1220 v2 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 cores
4 (Quad-Core)
 
4 (Quad-Core)
Threads
8
 
4
Base clock speed
2.8 GHz
 
3.1 GHz
Boost clock speed
3.2 GHz
 
3.5 GHz
L1 cache
64 KB (per core)
 
64 KB (per core)
L2 cache
256 KB (per core)
 
256 KB (per core)
L3 cache
10240 KB (shared)
 
8 MB (shared)
Chip lithography
32 nm
 
22 nm
Die size
294 mm2
 
160 mm2
Number of transistors
1,270 million
 
1,400 million
64 bit support
+
 
+
VID voltage range
0.6V-1.35V
 
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Compatibility

Information on Xeon E5-1410 and Xeon E3-1220 v2 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 configuration
1
 
1
Socket
1356
 
FCLGA1155
Thermal design power (TDP)
80 Watt
 
69 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Xeon E5-1410 and Xeon E3-1220 v2. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensions
Intel® AVX
 
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX
AES-NI
+
 
+
AVX
+
 
+
vPro
no data
 
+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
+
Turbo Boost Technology
2.0
 
2.0
Hyper-Threading Technology
+
 
-
Idle States
+
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
+
Flex Memory Access
+
 
+
Demand Based Switching
+
 
+
Fast Memory Access
no data
 
+

Security technologies

Xeon E5-1410 and Xeon E3-1220 v2 technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT
+
 
+
EDB
+
 
+
Identity Protection
-
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Xeon E5-1410 and Xeon E3-1220 v2 are enumerated here.

VT-d
+
 
+
VT-x
+
 
+
EPT
+
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Xeon E5-1410 and Xeon E3-1220 v2. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory types
DDR3-800, DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333
 
DDR3-1333, DDR3-1600
Maximum memory size
375 GB
 
32.77 GB
Max memory channels
3
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
32 GB/s
 
25.6 GB/s
ECC memory support
+
 
+

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Xeon E5-1410 and Xeon E3-1220 v2.

PCIe version
3.0
 
3.0
PCI Express lanes
24
 
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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 E5-1410 5.28
Xeon E3-1220 v2 5.34 +1.1%

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.

Xeon E5-1410 4634
Xeon E3-1220 v2 4690 +1.2%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Xeon E5-1410 and Xeon E3-1220 v2 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately. Also, your gaming PC must have a decent enough GPU to perform well.

Xeon E5-1410 satisfies the 94% minimum and 85% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
94%
Recommended
85%
Minimum
94%
Recommended
85%

Xeon E3-1220 v2 satisfies the 95% minimum and 86% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
95%
Recommended
86%
Minimum
95%
Recommended
86%

Advantages of Intel Xeon E5-1410

Cheaper ($17 vs $43)

HyperThreading (allows one physical CPU function as two logical ones. It increases performance, since while one logical CPU is waiting for data, the second may still do useful work)

Advantages of Intel Xeon E3-1220 v2

1.1% better performance in benchmarks

Higher boost clock speed (3500 vs 3200 MHz)

Higher base clock speed (3100 vs 2800 MHz)

Finer manufacturing process technology (22 vs 32 nm)

Lower power consumption (69W vs 80W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.

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So, which one is the better CPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between Intel Xeon E5-1410 and Intel Xeon E3-1220 v2. The differences in performance seem too small.

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