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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

summary

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

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes Yes
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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
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

details

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

GPU GPU GPU
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

bus

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