Intel Xeon E3-1290 v2 

Released May, 2012
  • 3.7 GHz
  • Quad core
5.3 Out of 10

The E5-2600 V2 has 10 physical cores, and with HyperThreading it can handle a maximum of 20 threads.
by Tim-Verry (Oct, 2012)
As far as I can tell, this is new information.
by Scott-Michaud (Feb, 2014)

CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the Intel Xeon E3-1290 v2 among all CPUs


Benchmark performance using all cores

Xeon E3-1290 v2
PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Xeon E3-1290 v2
PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Xeon E3-1290 v2
Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

Xeon E3-1290 v2
CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Xeon E3-1290 v2
Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more


Are you paying a premium for performance?

Xeon E3-1290 v2
Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more


CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Xeon E3-1290 v2

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Intel Xeon E3-1290 v2

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E3-1290 v2
Core i7 3770
Core i7 3770K

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E3-1290 v2
Core i7 3770

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E3-1290 v2
3,040 MB/s
Core i7 3770
2,660,000 MB/s
Core i7 3770K
2,620,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon E3-1290 v2
Core i7 3770

PassMark (Single Core)

Xeon E3-1290 v2
Core i7 3770

In The News From around the web


Intel releases Xeon E7 v2 chipset

by Nick Farrell |
Beyond two times better performance power, Intel is promising a few other upgrades with the next generation of this data-focused chipset, including triple the memory capacity, four times the I/O bandwidth and the potential to reduce total cost of ownership by up to 80 percent.
There was also talk of 40W, 1.4GHz models at ISSCC but they have not been announced yet.

Intel Roadmap Including Xeon E7 v2 Lineup

by Scott Michaud |
This should be the first time since Sandy Bridge-E (2011) that expensive PCs get a healthy boost to single-threaded performance, clock for clock.
Heading into the third quarter, we should see Haswell-E make an appearance for the enthusiast desktop and moderately high-end server.

Intel Readying 15-core Xeon E7 v2

by Ian Cutress |
2.8 GHz Turbo Frequency (though the design will scale to 3.8 GHz).
Judging by the available information, it would seem that Intel are preparing a stack of ‘Ivytown’ processors along this design, and thus a range of Xeon E7 processors, from 1.4 GHz to 3.8 GHz, drawing between 40W and 150W, similar to the Xeon E5 v2 range.

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 3.7 GHz
Turbo clock speed 4.1 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 20.96 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 76.21 $/year
Performance per watt 3.8 pt/W
Typical power consumption 70.69W


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 22 nm
Max CPUs 1
Clock multiplier 37

integrated graphics

GPU None

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in
Memory type
  1. DDR3-1600
  2. DDR3-1333
  3. DDR3
Channels Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 33,556.48 MB
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