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Front view of Intel Xeon E3-1220

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E3-1220

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Much higher clock speed 3.1 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 30% higher clock speed
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,722 vs 853 More than 2x better PassMark (Single core) score
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much better performance per watt 12.06 pt/W vs 1.28 pt/W Around 9.5x better performance per watt
Significantly newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.1 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 30% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Xeon 3060

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Intel Xeon 3060

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Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 1 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 8x more l2 cache per core
Lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 65W Around 20% lower typical power consumption
Lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 70.08 $/year Around 20% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 19.27 $/year Around 20% lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E3-1220 vs 3060

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E3-1220
8,827
Xeon 3060
3,770

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E3-1220
2,797
Xeon 3060
2,036

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E3-1220
2,320,000 MB/s
Xeon 3060
166.6 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon E3-1220
6,076
Xeon 3060
1,518

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E3-1220  vs
3060 
Clock speed 3.1 GHz 2.4 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1155
LGA 775

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 80W 65W
Annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 12.06 pt/W 1.28 pt/W
Typical power consumption 65W 52.81W

bus

Architecture DMI FSB
Number of links 1 1

details

Xeon E3-1220  vs
3060 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 1 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 31 9
Operating temperature Unknown - 69.1°C Unknown - 60.1°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.49 GHz 3.46 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.1 GHz 2.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.49 GHz 3.46 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None None
Label N/A N/A
Latest DirectX N/A N/A
Number of displays supported N/A N/A
GPU clock speed N/A N/A
Turbo clock speed N/A N/A
3DMark06 N/A N/A

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Supports ECC Yes No
Intel Xeon E3-1220
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