Intel Xeon E3-1205 v6 processor review

Xeon E3-1205 v6 processor released by Intel; release date: 28 Mar 2017. At the time of release, the processor cost $193. The processor is designed for server-computers and based on Kaby Lake microarchitecture.

CPU is locked to prevent overclocking. Total number of cores - 4, threads - 4. Maximum CPU clock speed - 3.00 GHz. Manufacturing process technology - 14 nm. Cache size: L1 - 256 KB, L2 - 1 MB, L3 - 8 MB.

Supported memory types: DDR4-2400, DDR3L-1866. Maximum memory size: 64 GB.

Supported socket types: FCLGA1151. Maximum number of processors in a configuration - 1. Power consumption (TDP): 65 Watt.

The processor has integrated graphics Intel HD Graphics P630 with the following parameters: maximum video memory size - 1.7 GB.


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PassMark - Single thread mark 1871
PassMark - CPU mark 5704

Integrated graphics – Intel HD Graphics P630

Technical info

Boost clock speed 1150 MHz
Core clock speed 300 MHz
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm
Pipelines 24
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 15 Watt
Transistor count 189 million

Specifications (specs)


Architecture codename Kaby Lake
Launch date 28 Mar 2017
Launch price (MSRP) $193
Place in performance rating 302
Processor Number E3-1205V6
Series Intel Xeon Processor E3 v6 Family
Status Launched
Vertical segment Server


64 bit support
Base frequency 3.00 GHz
Bus Speed 8 GT/s
L1 cache 256 KB
L2 cache 1 MB
L3 cache 8 MB
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm
Maximum frequency 3.00 GHz
Number of cores 4
Number of threads 4
VID voltage range 0.55V-1.52V


Max memory channels 2
Maximum memory bandwidth 37.5 GB/s
Maximum memory size 64 GB
Supported memory types DDR4-2400, DDR3L-1866


Device ID 0x191D
Graphics base frequency 350 MHz
Graphics max dynamic frequency 1.00 GHz
Intel® Clear Video HD technology
Intel® Clear Video technology
Intel® InTru™ 3D technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video
Max video memory 1.7 GB
Processor graphics Intel HD Graphics P630

Graphics interfaces

Number of displays supported 3

Graphics image quality

4K resolution support
Max resolution over DisplayPort 4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over eDP 4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4 4096x2160@24Hz

Graphics API support

DirectX 12
OpenGL 4.4


Max number of CPUs in a configuration 1
Package Size 37.5mm x 37.5mm
Sockets supported FCLGA1151
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 65 Watt


Max number of PCIe lanes 16
PCI Express revision 3.0
PCIe configurations 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
Scalability 1S Only

Security & Reliability

Execute Disable Bit (EDB)
Intel® Memory Protection Extensions (Intel® MPX)
Intel® OS Guard
Intel® Secure Key technology
Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel® SGX)
Intel® Trusted Execution technology (TXT)
Secure Boot

Advanced Technologies

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® technology
Idle States
Instruction set extensions Intel SSE4.1, Intel SSE4.2, Intel AVX2
Intel 64
Intel® AES New Instructions
Intel® Hyper-Threading technology
Intel® Optane™ Memory Supported
Intel® vPro™ Platform Eligibility
Thermal Monitoring


Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)