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Intel Xeon E3-1260L

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E3-1260L

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Lower typical power consumption 36.56W vs 56.06W Around 35% lower typical power consumption
Lower annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year vs 60.44 $/year Around 35% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year vs 16.62 $/year Around 35% lower annual home energy cost
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Much higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 40% higher clock speed
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 3.7 GHz vs 3.3 GHz More than 10% higher turbo clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 4.25 pt/$ vs 0.73 pt/$ More than 5.8x better performance per dollar
Newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Newer May, 2012 vs Apr, 2011 Release date over 1 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E3-1260L vs E3-1230 v2

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PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E3-1260L  vs
E3-1230 v2 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 3.3 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.3 GHz 3.7 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 Yes
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 33,556.48 MB

details

Xeon E3-1260L  vs
E3-1230 v2 
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 33
Operating temperature Unknown - 58.6°C Unknown - 65.8°C

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label HD Graphics 2000 N/A
Number of displays supported 2 N/A
GPU clock speed 650 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 1,250 MHz N/A

power consumption

TDP 45W 69W
Annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year 16.62 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year 60.44 $/year
Performance per watt 5.01 pt/W 13.85 pt/W
Typical power consumption 36.56W 56.06W

bus

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