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Front view of Intel Xeon E3-1260L

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Intel Xeon E3-1260L

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Significantly lower typical power consumption 36.56W vs 62.56W More than 40% lower typical power consumption
Better turbo clock speed 1,250 MHz vs 1,150 MHz Around 10% better turbo clock speed
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year vs 18.55 $/year More than 40% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year vs 67.45 $/year More than 40% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of Intel Core i7 3770

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Intel Core i7 3770

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Significantly higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 40% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz vs 3.3 GHz Around 20% higher turbo clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 2.33 pt/$ vs 0.73 pt/$ Around 3.2x better performance per dollar
Significantly newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
More number of displays supported 3 vs 2 1 more number of displays supported
Better PassMark (Single core) score 2,072 vs 1,642 More than 25% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better PassMark score 9,449 vs 6,534 Around 45% better PassMark score
Better performance per watt 7.25 pt/W vs 5.01 pt/W Around 45% better performance per watt
Higher Maximum operating temperature 67.4 °C vs 58.6 °C More than 15% higher Maximum operating temperature
Newer Apr, 2012 vs Apr, 2011 Release date over 1 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E3-1260L vs Core i7 3770

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E3-1260L  vs
Core i7 3770 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 3.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.3 GHz 3.9 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
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 32,768 MB

details

Xeon E3-1260L  vs
Core i7 3770 
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 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 24 34
Operating temperature Unknown - 58.6°C Unknown - 67.4°C

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label HD Graphics 2000 Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Number of displays supported 2 3
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,250 MHz 1,150 MHz

power consumption

TDP 45W 77W
Annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year 18.55 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year 67.45 $/year
Performance per watt 5.01 pt/W 7.25 pt/W
Typical power consumption 36.56W 62.56W

bus

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