Help Me Choose: Intel® Xeon® Processor
|Servers based on the Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1200 product family are designed to give you smart control of the things that matter to your business — increased sales, improved margins and reduced risk. Using a desktop PC as a server may seem like an attractive option, but upgrading to Intel® Xeon®-based servers can provide the reliability you require today, with the room you need for growth tomorrow.|
Packed with Intel’s newest technology, the Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1200 v5 product family features intelligent performance that adapts to your needs, allowing you to get more done in less time. With built-in 24x7 dependability and advanced security features, you can avoid costly business interruptions and potentially catastrophic security breaches.
Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1200 v5 product family offers a wide range of options with varying clock speeds, core counts, cache sizes and technologies such as Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology to allow you to choose the processor that’s right for your business needs.
These are the main attributes to consider when selecting a processor:
Clock speed: The speed of the internal cores. Simply put, servers with higher clock speeds deliver better performance. For a server, this may translate into the ability to support more simultaneous Outlook® accounts, handle more web requests during peak demand periods such as promotions, or perform faster queries on your customer database. Purchasing a higher frequency processor can improve your current system performance while also helping ensure your server is able to handle the increasing demands of tomorrow.
Thread count: The number of logical processors within the processor package. Thread count is linked to core count and increased with Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel HT Technology) support. With Intel HT Technology, processors have twice the number of logical processors. For example, a quad core processor with Intel HT Technology has eight threads instead of four. Multiple threads enable better multitasking on servers running multiple applications. For example, virus scans may run on one core while data backup is handled by another core. Because many servers run multiple applications, Intel® Xeon® quad core processors with Intel HT Technology are recommended for best performance in real-world environments.
Cache size: The size of high-speed memory located on the processor. Larger cache size reduces the number of times the processor needs to retrieve data from system memory. For most applications, this improves system responsiveness and provides a superior user experience. Typically, processors with higher core counts and frequency have larger cache sizes to provide optimal performance.
Which processor is right for me?
The following table provides high-level guidelines for selecting the best processor based on your business applications.
If you need a server that ...
Intel Xeon Processor
Intel Pentium® Processor
Intel Celeron® Processor
|Intel Microarchitecture |
|Four instructions per clock cycle delivering outstanding performance per core |
|Support for ECC Memory||Data integrity and system reliability through automatic data correction|
|Intel Advanced Encryption Standards — New Instructions*||Improve data security without slowing response times |
|Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0||Higher performance when you need it most|
|Intel Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel HT)||Fast performance for many demanding business applications|
|Serial ATA 3.0 (SATA 3.0)||Fast data access, system startups and application load times|
|Low-Power Processor Options||Match performance versus energy efficiency to maximize total value|
|PCI Express Gen 3.0 Ports||Extra capacity and flexibility for storage and networking connections|
|Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (input/output) (Intel VT-d)||Enables fast network/storage communications in a virtualized environment|
|Intel Advanced Vector Extensions 2.0 (Intel AVX2)||Significant performance benefit for scientific modeling, video editing, and simulation applications|
Cores / Threads
Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
|Intel Xeon Processor E3-1280 v5|
|Intel Xeon Processor E3-1270 v5|
|Intel Xeon Processor E3-1240 v5|
|Intel Xeon Processor E3-1230 v5|
|Intel Xeon Processor E3-1225 v5|
|Intel Xeon Processor E3-1220 v5||3.00GHz||4/4||8MB|| ||80W|
|Intel Xeon Processor E3-1260L v5||2.90GHz||4/8||8MB|| |
|Intel Xeon Processor E3-1240L v5||2.10GHz||2/4||8MB||25W|