Intel Xeon E3-1290 

Released May, 2011
  • 3.6 GHz
  • Quad core
5.4 Out of 10

Interestingly enough, vague rumours of a 15 core chip have not evolved into anything concrete as of yet, at least not to be released at the same time as the others.
by Ian-Cutress (Aug, 2013)
These prices are currently listed as consumer based pre-order prices, and equate to ~12-30% more than the current Sandy Bridge-E offerings.
by Ian-Cutress (Aug, 2013)

CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the Intel Xeon E3-1290 among all CPUs


Benchmark performance using all cores

Xeon E3-1290
PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Xeon E3-1290
PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Xeon E3-1290
Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

Xeon E3-1290
CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Xeon E3-1290
Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more


Are you paying a premium for performance?

Xeon E3-1290
Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more


CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Xeon E3-1290

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Intel Xeon E3-1290

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon E3-1290
Core i7 4770K

PassMark (Single Core)

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In The News From around the web


Xeon E5-2600 V2 Price List: Server Ivy Bridge-EP

by Ian Cutress |
With any luck we should be getting a couple of Ivy Bridge-E based server motherboards in to test, along with Xeon processors.
> Haswell Xeons, these processors, destined for 2P systems, will take on the E5 26xx naming scheme with V2 on the end, with L designating low power versions.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Clock speed 3.6 GHz
Turbo clock speed 4 GHz
Cores Quad core
Socket type LGA 1155


Has a NX bit Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes
Has virtualization support Yes
Instruction set extensions
  1. MMX
  2. AES
  3. SSE
  4. SSE2
  5. SSE4.1
  6. SSE3
  7. Supplemental SSE3
  8. SSE4.2
  9. AVX
  10. SSE4
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes

power consumption

Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 3.76 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W


Architecture DMI
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s


Architecture x86-64
Threads 8 threads
L2 cache 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm
Max CPUs 1
Clock multiplier 36
Operating temperature Unknown - 56.7°C

integrated graphics

GPU None

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in
Memory type
  1. DDR3-1333
  2. DDR3-1066
  3. DDR3
Channels Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB
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