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Intel Xeon E5-1603: specs and benchmarks
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- Max video memory
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Intel started Intel Xeon E5-1603 sales 1 January 2012. This is desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems.
Compatibility-wise, this is FCLGA2011 processor with a TDP of 130 Watt. It supports DDR3-800, DDR3-1066 memory.
It provides poor benchmark performance at
of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen 9 7900X.
Xeon E5-1603 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.
|Place in performance rating||1899|
|Value for money||0.33|
|Release date||1 January 2012 (10 years ago)|
|Current price||$56||of 14999 (Xeon Platinum 9282)|
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 cores||4 (Quad-Core)|
|Base clock speed||2.8 GHz||of 4.7 (FX-9590)|
|L3 cache||10 MB||of 32 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)|
|Chip lithography||32 nm||of 5 (Apple M1)|
|Maximum core temperature||64 °C||of 110 (Atom x7-E3950)|
|64 bit support||+|
|Windows 11 compatibility||-|
|VID voltage range||0.6V - 1.35V|
Information on Xeon E5-1603 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 configuration||1||of 8 (Opteron 842)|
|Thermal design power (TDP)||130 Watt||of 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)|
Technologies and extensions
Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Xeon E5-1603. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
|Instruction set extensions||Intel® AVX|
|Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)||+|
|Turbo Boost Technology||-|
|Flex Memory Access||+|
|Demand Based Switching||+|
Processor technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.
Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Xeon E5-1603's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.
|Supported memory types||DDR3-800, DDR3-1066||of 5200 (Ryzen 5 7600X)|
|Maximum memory size||375 GB||of 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)|
|Max memory channels||4||of 12 (Xeon Platinum 9221)|
|Maximum memory bandwidth||31.4 GB/s||of 281.6 (Xeon Platinum 9221)|
|ECC memory support||+|
Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.
|PCIe version||3.0||of 5 (Core i9-12900K)|
|PCI Express lanes||40||of 128 (EPYC 7551P)|
Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Xeon E5-1603. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.
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.
- GeekBench 5 Single-Core
- GeekBench 5 Multi-Core
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%
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: 37%
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: 37%
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