Intel Xeon E5-2630 vs E3-1220 v6

Intel Xeon E5-2630
Intel Xeon E3-1220 v6

General info

Comparing Xeon E5-2630 and Xeon E3-1220 v6 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
40.53
 
11.94
Type
Server
 
Server
Series
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Intel Xeon E3
Architecture codename
Sandy Bridge-EP
 
Kaby Lake
Release date
6 March 2012
 
28 March 2017
Launch price (MSRP)
$74
 
$193
Price now
$77
 
$260

Technical specs

Xeon E5-2630 and Xeon E3-1220 v6 quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Xeon E5-2630 and Xeon E3-1220 v6 performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
6
 
4
Number of threads
12
 
4
Base frequency
2.3 GHz
 
no data
Maximum frequency
2.8 GHz
 
3.5 GHz
Bus support
no data
 
8 GT/s
L1 cache
64 KB (per core)
 
256 KB
L2 cache
256 KB (per core)
 
1 MB
L3 cache
15360 KB (shared)
 
8 MB
Manufacturing process technology
32 nm
 
14 nm
Die size
435 mm2
 
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Maximum core temperature
77 °C
 
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Transistor count
2,270 million
 
no data
64 bit support
+
 
+
VID voltage range
0.6V-1.35V
 
0.55V-1.52V

Compatibility

Information on Xeon E5-2630 and Xeon E3-1220 v6 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
 
FCLGA1151
Power consumption (TDP)
95 Watt
 
72 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Xeon E5-2630 and Xeon E3-1220 v6. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® AVX
 
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
AES-NI
+
 
+
AVX
+
 
+
vPro
+
 
+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
+
Turbo Boost
1.0
 
2.0
Hyper-Threading
+
 
-
TSX
-
 
+
Idle States
+
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
+
Flex Memory Access
-
 
no data
Demand Based Switching
+
 
no data

Security technologies

Xeon E5-2630 and Xeon E3-1220 v6 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
+
 
+
EDB
+
 
+
Secure Key
no data
 
+
MPX
-
 
+
SGX
no data
 
Yes with both Intel® SPS and Intel® ME
OS Guard
no data
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Xeon E5-2630 and Xeon E3-1220 v6 are enumerated here.
VT-d
+
 
+
VT-x
+
 
+
EPT
+
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Xeon E5-2630 and Xeon E3-1220 v6.
Supported memory types
DDR3-800, DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333
 
DDR4-2400, DDR3L-1866
Maximum memory size
384 GB
 
64 GB
Max memory channels
4
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
42.6 GB/s
 
37.5 GB/s
ECC memory support
+
 
+

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Xeon E5-2630 and Xeon E3-1220 v6 integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
no data
 
N/A
Max resolution over eDP
no data
 
N/A
Max resolution over DisplayPort
no data
 
N/A
Max resolution over VGA
no data
 
N/A

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Xeon E5-2630 and Xeon E3-1220 v6 integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
no data
 
N/A
OpenGL
no data
 
N/A

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Xeon E5-2630 and Xeon E3-1220 v6.
PCIe revision
3.0
 
3.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
40
 
16

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Xeon E5-2630 and Xeon E3-1220 v6. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Xeon E5-2630 7.44 +0.5%
Xeon E3-1220 v6 7.40

Passmark

Xeon E5-2630 6050 +0.5%
Xeon E3-1220 v6 6019

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Xeon E5-2630 and Xeon E3-1220 v6 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Xeon E5-2630

0.5% faster in synthetic tests
Cheaper ($74 vs $193)
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)

Advantages of Intel Xeon E3-1220 v6

Much newer (28 March 2017 vs 6 March 2012)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 32 nm)
Less power hungry (72 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)
x86-64 (a general name for 64-bit extension of x86 instruction set. There are AMD64 and Intel 64 versions that differ very little)
vPro (a marketing umbrella term for several Intel technologies: AMT, TXT, EDB, VT, Anti-Theft and some others)
TransactionalSynchronizationExtensionVersion
MemoryProtectionExtensionsVersion

So, Xeon E5-2630 or E3-1220 v6?

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