Intel Xeon E5-2623 v4 vs E3-1280

Intel Xeon E5-2623 v4
Intel Xeon E3-1280

General info

Comparing Xeon E5-2623 v4 and Xeon E3-1280 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
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5.10
Type
Server
 
Server
Series
Intel Xeon E5
 
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Architecture codename
Broadwell
 
Sandy Bridge
Release date
20 June 2016
 
3 April 2011
Launch price (MSRP)
$444
 
$450
Price now
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$368

Technical specs

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
4
 
4
Number of threads
8
 
8
Maximum frequency
3.2 GHz
 
3.9 GHz
Bus support
2 × 8 GT / s
 
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L1 cache
no data
 
64 KB (per core)
L2 cache
1 MB
 
256 KB (per core)
L3 cache
10 MB
 
8 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
32 nm
Die size
246.24 mm2
 
216 mm2
Maximum core temperature
73 °C
 
74 °C
Transistor count
3200 Million
 
1,160 million
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

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
2
 
1
Socket
FCLGA2011-3
 
LGA1155
Power consumption (TDP)
85 Watt
 
95 Watt

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® AVX2
 
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX
AES-NI
+
 
+
AVX
+
 
+
vPro
+
 
+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
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Turbo Boost
2.0
 
2.0
Hyper-Threading
+
 
+
TSX
+
 
-
Idle States
+
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
+
Flex Memory Access
-
 
+
Demand Based Switching
+
 
+
PAE
46 Bit
 
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FDI
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-
Fast Memory Access
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+

Security technologies

Xeon E5-2623 v4 and Xeon E3-1280 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
+
 
+
EDB
+
 
+
Secure Key
+
 
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Identity Protection
-
 
+
OS Guard
+
 
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Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Xeon E5-2623 v4 and Xeon E3-1280 are enumerated here.
VT-d
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+
VT-x
+
 
+
EPT
+
 
+

Memory specs

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
 
DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333
Maximum memory size
1.5 TB
 
32 GB
Max memory channels
4
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
68.3 GB / s
 
21 GB / s
ECC memory support
+
 
+

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Xeon E5-2623 v4 and Xeon E3-1280.
PCIe revision
3.0
 
2.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
40
 
20

Benchmark performance

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

Passmark

Xeon E5-2623 v4 6923 +40.3%
Xeon E3-1280 4936

Gaming performance

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)
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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)
IdentityProtectionTechVersion

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.
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