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Front view of Intel Xeon E3-1125C v2

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E3-1125C v2

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More l2 cache 1 MB vs 0.5 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More l3 cache 8 MB vs 3 MB Around 2.8x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 100 °C vs 65.3 °C Around 55% higher Maximum operating temperature
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Lower typical power consumption 32.5W vs 44.69W More than 25% lower typical power consumption
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Newer Jul, 2013 vs Sep, 2012 Release date 10 months later
Lower annual home energy cost 9.64 $/year vs 13.25 $/year More than 25% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 35.04 $/year vs 48.18 $/year More than 25% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of Intel Core i3 3220

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Intel Core i3 3220

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Significantly higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 2.5 GHz More than 30% higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.43 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 70% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.46 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 75% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Features Key features of the Xeon E3-1125C v2  vs Core i3 3220 

clock speed

Core i3 3220
3.3 GHz

L2 cache

L3 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

overclocked clock speed (water)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E3-1125C v2  vs
Core i3 3220 
Clock speed 2.5 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
BGA 1284
LGA 1155
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 40W 55W
Annual home energy cost 9.64 $/year 13.25 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 35.04 $/year 48.18 $/year
Typical power consumption 32.5W 44.69W

bus

Architecture DMI 2.0 DMI
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Xeon E3-1125C v2  vs
Core i3 3220 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 4
L2 cache 1 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 18 33
Operating temperature 0 - 100°C Unknown - 65.3°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2 GHz 3.43 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2 GHz 3.46 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2 GHz 3.43 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 2500
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,050 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 12,800 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 32,768 MB
Intel Xeon E3-1125C v2
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