New Intel Xeon Processor E3-1200 v6 Product Family Delivers Essential Performance and Visuals for Professionals

Today, Intel announced the availability of the Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1200 v6 product family, which includes eight new versions that provide key improvements in processor speed, enhanced memory capabilities, hardware-enhanced security and reliability features with support for the latest Intel graphics.

Intel Corporation introduces the Xeon Processor E3-1200 v6 product family. (Credit: Intel Corporation)

Designed for entry-level servers used by small-business customers and powering entry-level workstations used by business professionals worldwide, the Intel Xeon processor E3-1200 v6 product family supports the increasing workloads and workflows of today’s server and workstation customers, delivering greater business intelligence, acceleration and agility.

The Intel Xeon processor E3-1200 v6 product family enables entry-level workstations to evolve and expand to support new and powerful workloads, including design, analytics, rendering, professional virtual reality (VR), production and distribution.

VR is one of the most exciting and revolutionary capabilities to affect professional workstation customers in recent years. Professional designers can experience the immediacy of creating a CAD drawing and quickly visualizing the draft in full 3D/VR. Now, for entry-level workstations configured to support the latest VR headset requirements, the Intel Xeon processor E3-1200 v6 product family can provide the foundation to introduce users to these immersive experiences.

A primary motivator in considering a professional-grade entry-level server or workstation is need to protect important data and intellectual property. The Intel Xeon processor E3-1200 v6 product family includes hardware-enhanced security features such as Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel® SGX) to help protect sensitive data like encryption keys used for communications over the internet from unauthorized access or modification. Intel® Authenticate Solution offers customizable multifactor authentication to help protect access to the most sensitive company data.

The Intel Xeon processor E3-1200 v6 product family delivers up to 56%1 performance improvement compared with the Intel Xeon processor E3-1200 v2, which is widely used by small businesses in entry-level workstations today. The Intel Xeon processor E3-1280 v6 supports up to 3.90 GHz base frequency with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 frequency up to 4.20 GHz. Additionally, the Intel Xeon processor E3-1200 v6 product family supports enhanced memory speeds, with configurations of robust Error-Correcting Code (ECC) memory up to 64 GB DDR at 2400 MHz.

In addition to enhanced processor performance and support for fast memory, the latest Intel® HD graphics P630 is available on select products within the Intel Xeon processor E3-1200 v6 product family. The value and performance of Intel HD graphics P630 is reflected in an up to 3X1 graphics performance improvement when compared with an Intel Xeon processor E3-1280 v2.

The Intel Xeon Processor E3-1200 v6 product family is shipping today and available for purchase from worldwide OEM and channel providers.  More information can be found at www.intel.com/xeone3.

 

1Intel® Xeon® Processor E3–1275 v6 compared to Intel® Xeon® Processor E3–1275 v2

  • Up to 56% performance improvement based on on SPECfp*_rate_base2006
  • Up to 3X graphics performance improvement based on SPECViewPerf*12 GeoMean

 

 

SPECfp*_rate_2006:

Baseline: Intel® C216 chipset based Intel® Xeon® workstation platform with one Intel Xeon processor E3-1275 v2 (quad-core, 3.5GHz, 8M cache), ACRVMBY1.86C.0096.P00 September 9, 2012, Intel HT Technology enabled, 16GB memory (4x4GB DDR3-1600 ECC UDIMM), 2TB 7200RPM SATAIII HDD (WD2000FYYZ), RHEL v6.3 – 2.6.32-278.e16.x86_64. Compiler version 13.0.0.133 of Intel C++ Studio XE and Intel Fortran. Source: Intel internal estimated measurements April2013. Scores:  SPECfp*_base2006=65.1;  SPECint*_base2006=52.5;  SPECfp*_rate_base2006=130;  SPECint*_rate_base2006=185

New: Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1275 v6 (8M Cache, 3.80 GHz) on Intel® Server Board S1200SPL, CentOS 7.1.1503 (Core) Kernel 3.10.0-229.14.1.el7.x86_64 Compiler: C/C++: Version 16.0 of Intel C++ Studio XE for Linux Intel SSD DC S3710 800GB BIOS: S1200SP.86B.02.01.0037.101720160816; CPU Power and Performance Policy: Performance;  Memory Operating Speed: 2400;  Set Fan Profile: Performance SPECfp*_rate_base2006=203; 

SPECViewperf* 12 GeoMean:

Baseline: Processor Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1275 v2 System Carlow Reference Platform GPU Intel® HD graphics P4000 Sockets 1 Memory 16GB (4x4GB DDR3-1600MHz ECC UDIMM) Storage  Western Digital WD2000FYYZ HDD Operating System  Windows 7 SP1 64 Bit  BIOS ACRVMBY1.86C  Graphics Driver 8.15.10.2712

Scores: catia-04 7.8 creo-01 6.62 energy-01 0.06 maya-04 2.56 medical-01 1.29 showcase-01 4.09 snx-02  2.64 sw-03 12.89 

New: Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1275 v6 (8M Cache, 3.80 GHz) on Intel® Server Board S1200SPL, Windows 10 Professional 64-bit, 1x Intel® SSD 535 Series  (480GB, 2.5in SATA 6Gb/s, 16nm, MLC), Graphics Driver: 21.20.16.4550; OS Resolution: 1920×1080, BIOS: S1200SP.86B.02.01.0037.101720160816;  Primary Display : Display Port;  VGA Port Output: Processor graphis; CPU Power and Performance Policy: Performance;  Memory Operating Speed: 2400;  Set Fan Profile: Performance, SPECviewperf* 12          SPECviewperf v12 Geomean (R)      7.53, SPECviewperf – Catia Catia v12 (R)15.77, SPECviewperf – CreoCreo v12 (R)13.52, SPECviewperf – Energy SPECWPC 2.0 – Energy (R)0.28, SPECviewperf – Maya Maya v12 (R) 14.14,SPECviewperf – Medical Medical v12 (R)   4.28, SPECviewperf – Showcase       Showcase v12 (R) 7.91, SPECviewperf – SNX SNX v12 (R) 11.9, SPECviewperf – SW SW v12 (R) 30.58

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