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Front view of Intel Xeon E3-1260L

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Intel Xeon E3-1260L

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More l3 cache 8 MB vs 3 MB Around 2.8x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Significantly better turbo clock speed 1,250 MHz vs 1,100 MHz Around 15% better turbo clock speed
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
More threads 8 vs 2 6 more threads
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
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Higher clock speed 2.6 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 36.56W More than 20% lower typical power consumption
Higher Maximum operating temperature 65 °C vs 58.6 °C More than 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Newer Jun, 2012 vs Apr, 2011 Release date over 1 years later
Lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 10.84 $/year More than 20% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 39.42 $/year More than 20% lower annual commercial energy cost

Features Key features of the Xeon E3-1260L  vs Pentium G860T 

clock speed

Xeon E3-1260L
2.4 GHz
Pentium G860T
2.6 GHz

L2 cache

L3 cache

gpu clock speed

Xeon E3-1260L
650 MHz
Pentium G860T
650 MHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Xeon E3-1260L  vs
Pentium G860T 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 2.6 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1155


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 45W 35W
Annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year 8.43 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year 30.66 $/year
Typical power consumption 36.56W 28.44W


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


Xeon E3-1260L  vs
Pentium G860T 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 2
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 24 26
Operating temperature Unknown - 58.6°C Unknown - 65°C

integrated graphics

Label HD Graphics 2000 Intel® HD Graphics
Number of displays supported 2 2
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,250 MHz 1,100 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 21,333.32 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 32,768 MB
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