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Intel Core i7 2600

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Front view of Intel Xeon E3-1260L

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Much lower typical power consumption 36.56W vs 114.5W 3.1x lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year vs 41.87 $/year 3.9x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year vs 112.13 $/year 2.8x lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Apr, 2011 vs Jan, 2011 Release date 3 months later
Front view of Intel Core i7 2600

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Significantly higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 40% higher clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 2.72 pt/$ vs 0.73 pt/$ More than 3.8x better performance per dollar
Higher turbo clock speed 3.8 GHz vs 3.3 GHz More than 15% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly higher GPU clock speed 850 MHz vs 650 MHz More than 30% higher GPU clock speed
Better turbo clock speed 1,350 MHz vs 1,250 MHz Around 10% better turbo clock speed
Higher Maximum operating temperature 72.6 °C vs 58.6 °C Around 25% higher Maximum operating temperature
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,921 vs 1,642 More than 15% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better PassMark score 8,219 vs 6,534 More than 25% better PassMark score
Better performance per watt 6.48 pt/W vs 5.01 pt/W Around 30% better performance per watt

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E3-1260L vs Core i7 2600

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Xeon E3-1260L  vs
Core i7 2600 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 3.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.3 GHz 3.8 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1155


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 21,333.32 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 32,768 MB


Xeon E3-1260L  vs
Core i7 2600 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 8
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 24 34
Operating temperature Unknown - 58.6°C Unknown - 72.6°C

integrated graphics

Label HD Graphics 2000 Intel® HD Graphics 2000
Number of displays supported 2 2
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 850 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,250 MHz 1,350 MHz

power consumption

TDP 45W 95W
Annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year 41.87 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year 112.13 $/year
Performance per watt 5.01 pt/W 6.48 pt/W
Typical power consumption 36.56W 114.5W


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