Intel® Xeon® E3 Processors

Intel® Xeon® E3 processors deliver essential performance and visuals to support the needs of businesses worldwide, including: small business servers, powerful mobile workstations, entry workstations, storage servers, cloud workstations, media transcode and edge computing/IoT.

Features and Performance

Powerful Delivery

Intel® HD and Intel® Iris® Pro graphics, deliver greater HD and UHD video transcode performance with up to 18 AVC video trans codes per processor and up to 2 HEVC trans codes per processor.1 2 3 4 New HEVC 10-bit hardware acceleration drives enhanced 4K encode and decode.5 Available on select Intel® Xeon® E3 processors.

Professional Workstations

Step up to the essential performance and visuals demanded professional CAD and media workstation customers. Experience the difference of professional-grade compute performance with enhanced memory capabilities, hardware-enhanced security, and reliability features and support for the latest Intel graphics.

Reliability for Small Business

No matter what the size of your business, the value of your data is enormous. Keep it accessible and better protected, with hardware-enhanced performance, at all times, with an affordable Intel® Xeon® E3-1200 v6 processor-based small business server.

High Image Quality

With discrete graphic performance, included on select configurations of Intel® Xeon® E3 processors, you gain the added benefit of an on-board graphics engine to help drive an outstanding visual experience, and often at a lower total cost of ownership when compared to purchasing a separate professional-level graphics adapter. In addition, you gain software application certifications with optimizations available only on Intel® Xeon® processors.

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Product and Performance Information


Benchmark results were obtained prior to implementation of recent software patches and firmware updates intended to address exploits referred to as "Spectre" and "Meltdown". Implementation of these updates may make these results inapplicable to your device or system.

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Results have been estimated based on internal Intel analysis and are provided for informational purposes only. Any difference in system hardware or software design or configuration may affect actual performance.


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18 AVC threads transcoded simultaneously. Using 1080p30 20Mbps streams. In speed mode (TU7), performance is limited to number of VDBOXes. 2 HEVC threads transcoded simultaneously. Using 4kp30 20 Mbps streams. In speed mode (TU7). Platform configuration: Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1585L v5 @ 3.0GHz, 45W, 4 cores / 8 threads. 3.0GHz @ IA, Ring @ 3.0GHz and GT @1.15GHz. Primary BIOS Version: SKLSE2R1.R00.B104.B01.1511110114. Driver: Platform: rvp11 halo fab 2. OS: Windows* 8.1 x64 enterprise. 16 GB memory. One socket. Intel® Hyper-Threading technology enabled. Intel® Virtualization Technology enabled. 2 DIMMS 2133 MHz.


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