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Intel Xeon E3-1290

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Front view of Intel Xeon E3-1290

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E3-1290

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E3-1290

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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
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Better PassMark score 8,704 vs 5,478 Around 60% better PassMark score
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
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Much newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much better performance per dollar 1.84 pt/$ vs 0.33 pt/$ Around 5.8x better performance per dollar
Much lower typical power consumption 41.44W vs 77.19W More than 45% lower typical power consumption
Newer Jul, 2015 vs May, 2011 Release date over 4 years later
Higher Maximum operating temperature 65 °C vs 56.7 °C Around 15% higher Maximum operating temperature
Better performance per watt 4.51 pt/W vs 3.05 pt/W Around 50% better performance per watt
Much lower annual home energy cost 12.29 $/year vs 22.89 $/year More than 45% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 44.68 $/year vs 83.22 $/year More than 45% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E3-1290 vs Core i3 6100

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Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E3-1290  vs
Core i3 6100 
Clock speed 3.6 GHz 3.7 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
DDR3L-1333
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 12,800 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 65,536 MB

details

Xeon E3-1290  vs
Core i3 6100 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 4
L3 cache 8 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 56.7°C Unknown - 65°C

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 530
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,050 MHz

power consumption

TDP 95W 51W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 12.29 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 44.68 $/year
Performance per watt 3.05 pt/W 4.51 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 41.44W

bus

Architecture DMI FSB
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 8,000 MT/s
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