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Intel Xeon E3 Series

Xeon E3-1220

The Intel Xeon E3-1220 has 4 cores that run at a clock speed of 3.1GHz.

It has an L3 cache size of 8MB, an L2 cache size of 1024KB, and an L1 cache size of 256KB.

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Intel Xeon E3-1220

Cores4More cores means more threads and therefore more processes can be run simultaneously
Speed3.1GHzClock frequency indicates processor speed, but is only reliable in comparisons between CPUs of the same family
CodenameSandy BridgeThe code name given by the manufacturers
Release Date03 Apr 2011 The more recent the release, the more likely the CPU will receive up-to-date manufacturer support
TDP80WThe lower the TDP, the less power the CPU requires to run and thus the more efficient it is and the less heat it creates
L1 Cache256KBThe bigger the L1 cache, the more data can be stored for lightning CPU access to priority processes (though a bigger cache means a higher latency
L2 Cache1024KBAfter L1 cache, L2 is utilized for slower (but still very fast) data access
L3 Cache8MBThe L3 cache is the largest CPU cache, but still provides very quick access to data
Lithography32nmThe smaller the lithographic technology used, the less power is required to run the CPU, and the less heat is created during intense use
CPU SocketLGA 1155/Socket H2The motherboard socket and CPU socket should match to indicate the CPU is compatible with the motherboard and will fit into it
Unlocked MultipliernoAn unlocked clock multiplier means you can adjust the multiplier for an overclocking speed boost

Xeon E3-1220 compatibility review

Overall, the Intel Xeon E3-1220 has exceptional performance. Its 4 cores clocked at 3.1 GHz provide swift processing speeds and allow multiple processes to be run simultaneously.

The CPU is now over 8 years old, which means it is extremely out of date and is based on very aged technologies. This processor will be dwarfed in performance by its modern counterparts, and will likely have very little support from Intel.

Created with lithographic technology sized at 32 nanometers, the Xeon E3-1220 is quite efficiently built, and with a Thermal Design Power of 80W the amount of power necessary to run is not excessive.

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Xeon E3-1220 Predicted Frames per second

Game name Frames per second
Grand Theft Auto V 50
Battlefield 4 56
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive 160
Battlefield 3 64
The Witcher III 37
Grand Theft Auto IV 49
Crysis 3 44
Assassins Creed 4 Black Flag 53
Call of Duty: Ghosts 48
The Elder Scrolls V 56
Far Cry 3 48
Borderlands 2 59
Watch Dogs 48
Need for Speed: The Run 55
Crysis 2 51
Overwatch 45
DMC: Devil May Cry 105
ArmA III 41
Far Cry 4 46
Tom Clancys Splinter Cell: Blacklist 68
Batman: Arkham City 60
Dragon Age 3: Inquisition 19
Mafia 2 54
Need For Speed: Most Wanted 2 39
Assassins Creed: Rogue 60
Batman: Arkham Origins 67
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor 46
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The Witcher II 52
Tomb Raider 58
Borderlands 60
Blade and Soul 45
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