Intel Xeon E5-2623 v4 vs E3-1280
Comparing Xeon E5-2623 v4 and Xeon E3-1280 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Xeon E5-2623 v4 and Xeon E3-1280 quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Xeon E5-2623 v4 and Xeon E3-1280 performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
Number of threads
2 × 8 GT / s
64 KB (per core)
256 KB (per core)
8 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
Maximum core temperature
64 bit support
Information on Xeon E5-2623 v4 and Xeon E3-1280 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
Power consumption (TDP)
Technologies and extensions
Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Xeon E5-2623 v4 and Xeon E3-1280. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
Flex Memory Access
Demand Based Switching
Fast Memory Access
Xeon E5-2623 v4 and Xeon E3-1280 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Xeon E5-2623 v4 and Xeon E3-1280 are enumerated here.
Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Xeon E5-2623 v4 and Xeon E3-1280.
Supported memory types
DDR4-1600, DDR4-1866, DDR4-2133
Maximum memory size
Max memory channels
Maximum memory bandwidth
68.3 GB / s
21 GB / s
ECC memory support
Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Xeon E5-2623 v4 and Xeon E3-1280.
Max number of PCIe lanes
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Xeon E5-2623 v4 and Xeon E3-1280. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
Xeon E5-2623 v4 8.84 +40.3%
Xeon E3-1280 6.30
Xeon E5-2623 v4 6923 +40.3%
Xeon E3-1280 4936
Let's see how good Xeon E5-2623 v4 and Xeon E3-1280 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.
Advantages of Intel Xeon E5-2623 v4
40.3% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (20 June 2016 vs 3 April 2011)
Cheaper ($444 vs $450)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 32 nm)
Less power hungry (85 vs 95 watts)
AVX2 (Advanced Vector Extensions 2 - an extension to AVX, the set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-bit registers)
AES (Advanced Encryption Standard instructions set - hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption. Speeds up encryption software, e.g. Veracrypt)
vPro (a marketing umbrella term for several Intel technologies: AMT, TXT, EDB, VT, Anti-Theft and some others)
Advantages of Intel Xeon E3-1280
Intel 64 (64-bit Intel CPU architecture. Almost identical to AMD64, except small and rarely used nuances)
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)
AES-NI (Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions - additional instructions for hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption)
So, Xeon E5-2623 v4 or E3-1280?
Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends Intel Xeon E5-2623 v4.
Should you still have questions on choice between Xeon E5-2623 v4 and Xeon E3-1280, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.