The Intel Xeon E3-1226 v3 has 4 cores that run at a clock speed of 3.3GHz.
It has an L3 cache size of 8MB, an L2 cache size of 1024KB, and an L1 cache size of 256KB.
|Cores||4||More cores means more threads and therefore more processes can be run simultaneously|
|Speed||3.3GHz||Clock frequency indicates processor speed, but is only reliable in comparisons between CPUs of the same family|
|Codename||Haswell||The code name given by the manufacturers|
|Release Date||11 May 2014||The more recent the release, the more likely the CPU will receive up-to-date manufacturer support|
|TDP||84W||The 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 Cache||256KB||The 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 Cache||1024KB||After L1 cache, L2 is utilized for slower (but still very fast) data access|
|L3 Cache||8MB||The L3 cache is the largest CPU cache, but still provides very quick access to data|
|Lithography||22nm||The smaller the lithographic technology used, the less power is required to run the CPU, and the less heat is created during intense use|
|CPU Socket||LGA 1150||The motherboard socket and CPU socket should match to indicate the CPU is compatible with the motherboard and will fit into it|
|Integrated GPU||Intel HD Graphics P4600||The integrated GPU in tandem with a compatible motherboard can provide basic graphical utility without the need of a graphics card|
|Unlocked Multiplier||no||An unlocked clock multiplier means you can adjust the multiplier for an overclocking speed boost|
The CPU is over 3 years old, meaning it is based on aging technologies and will not have the level of support that you would find in a newer processor.
Created with lithographic technology sized at 22 nanometers, the Xeon E3-1226 v3 is built for extreme speeds and efficiency, and with a Thermal Design Power of 84W the amount of power necessary to run is not excessive.
|Game name||Frames per second|
|Grand Theft Auto V||60|
|Counter-Strike: Global Offensive||160|
|The Witcher III||40|
|Assassins Creed 4 Black Flag||60|
|Far Cry 3||66|
|Far Cry 4||65|
|Assassins Creed: Unity||38|
|Assassins Creed: Syndicate||44|
|Call of Duty: Black Ops 2||153|
|Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor||45|
|Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare||90|
|Dark Souls 3||60|
|Assassins Creed 3||56|
|The Witcher II||78|
|Dragon Age 3: Inquisition||51|