Intel Xeon E3-1270 v6 vs Silver 4123

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Games supported 99%
Intel Xeon Silver 4123
Intel Xeon Silver 4123
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  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory
  • Memory type
  • Memory clock speed
  • Maximum resolution
Intel Xeon E3-1270 v6
Intel Xeon E3-1270 v6
  • Interface
  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory
  • Memory type
  • Memory clock speed
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 605$
Games supported 95%

General info

Comparing Xeon Silver 4123 and Xeon E3-1270 v6 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating538819
Value for moneyno data2.31
Market segmentServerServer
Seriesno dataIntel Xeon E3
Architecture codenameno dataKaby Lake (2016−2019)
Release date1 January 2018
(5 years old)
28 March 2017
(5 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)no data$328
Current priceno data$605 (1.8x MSRP)
Value for money

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Technical specs

Xeon Silver 4123 and Xeon E3-1270 v6 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 cores8 (Octa-Core)4 (Quad-Core)
Base clock speed3 GHz3.8 GHz
Boost clock speed3.2 GHz4.2 GHz
Bus supportno data8 GT/s
L1 cacheno data256 KB
L2 cacheno data1 MB
L3 cache11 MB8 MB
Chip lithography14 nm14 nm
64 bit support-+
Windows 11 compatibility--
Unlocked multiplier--


Information on Xeon Silver 4123 and Xeon E3-1270 v6 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 configurationno data1
Thermal design power (TDP)105 Watt72 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Xeon Silver 4123 and Xeon E3-1270 v6. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsIntel® AVX-512Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
AVXno data+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)no data+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)no data+
Speed Shift+no data
Turbo Boost Technology2.02.0
Hyper-Threading Technology++
TSXno data+
Idle Statesno data+
Thermal Monitoringno data+
Turbo Boost Max 3.0-no data

Security technologies

Xeon Silver 4123 and Xeon E3-1270 v6 technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

EDBno data+
Secure Keyno data+
MPXno data+
SGXno dataYes with both Intel® SPS and Intel® ME
OS Guardno data+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Xeon Silver 4123 and Xeon E3-1270 v6 are enumerated here.

VT-dno data+
EPTno data+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Xeon Silver 4123 and Xeon E3-1270 v6. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4-2400DDR4-2400, DDR3L-1866
Maximum memory size512 GB64 GB
Max memory channels62
Maximum memory bandwidthno data37.5 GB/s
ECC memory support++

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Xeon Silver 4123 and Xeon E3-1270 v6 integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.

Max resolution over HDMI 1.4no dataN/A
Max resolution over eDPno dataN/A
Max resolution over DisplayPortno dataN/A
Max resolution over VGAno dataN/A

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Xeon Silver 4123 and Xeon E3-1270 v6 integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.

DirectXno dataN/A
OpenGLno dataN/A


Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Xeon Silver 4123 and Xeon E3-1270 v6.

PCIe version3.03.0
PCI Express lanes4816

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 Silver 4123 11.61
Xeon E3-1270 v6 7.14
  • 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.

Benchmark coverage: 67%

Xeon Silver 4123 14405
Xeon E3-1270 v6 8868

Xeon Silver 4123 outperforms Xeon E3-1270 v6 by 62% in Passmark.

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance rating 11.61 7.14
Recency 1 January 2018 28 March 2017
Boost clock speed 0 3800
Thermal design power (TDP) 105 Watt 72 Watt

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends

Intel Xeon Silver 4123
Xeon Silver 4123

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