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Front view of Intel Xeon E3-1225 v3

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Intel Xeon E3-1225 v3

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Higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 2.7 GHz Around 20% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 3.2 GHz More than 10% higher turbo clock speed
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Better turbo clock speed 1,200 MHz vs 1,100 MHz Around 10% better turbo clock speed
Slightly more l3 cache 8 MB vs 6 MB Around 35% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Better PassMark (Single core) score 2,025 vs 1,783 Around 15% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better performance per dollar 4.72 pt/$ vs 4.58 pt/$ Around 5% better performance per dollar
Better PassMark score 7,137 vs 5,903 More than 20% better PassMark score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.48 GHz vs 3.15 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.2 GHz vs 2.7 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Core i5 4430S

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Lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 68.25W Around 25% lower typical power consumption
Lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 20.24 $/year Around 25% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 73.58 $/year Around 25% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E3-1225 v3 vs Core i5 4430S

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E3-1225 v3
4,250,000 MB/s
Core i5 4430S
3,450,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E3-1225 v3  vs
Core i5 4430S 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 2.7 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz 3.2 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core

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
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 84W 65W
Annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 13.25 pt/W 12.84 pt/W
Typical power consumption 68.25W 52.81W

bus

Architecture DMI DMI 2.0
Number of links 0 0
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Xeon E3-1225 v3  vs
Core i5 4430S 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.48 GHz 3.15 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.2 GHz 2.7 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.48 GHz 3.15 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics P4600 Intel® HD Graphics 4600
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,200 MHz 1,100 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 32,768 MB
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