Intel® Xeon® Processor E3 Family for Small Business

Adding a server to your business can be an efficient and affordable way to help increase employee productivity, while protecting valuable company data and supporting business growth. Unlike a desktop PC, a real server based on the Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1200 v3 product family delivers the reliability, security, and performance your small business needs—today and tomorrow.

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Keep your business running smoothly with server-class features like Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise (Intel® RSTe) that helps protect critical business information with redundant storage capabilities and allows quick recovery in the event of a hard drive failure. Unlike desktop systems, Intel® Xeon® processor-based servers support error correcting code (ECC) memory, which automatically detects and corrects memory errors that can cause a system crash or memory loss.

Protect your business data with hardware-assisted security features. Intel® Data Protection Technology with AES-NI and Secure Key1 speeds up the encryption/decryption of sensitive data and files and helps enable enables secure encryption for 3rd party applications. Intel® Platform Protection Technology and with BIOS Guard and OS Guard2 keeps your system safe from unauthorized updates or changes.

Accelerate your business growth with up to 18% better energy efficient performance than the previous generation of Intel® Xeon® processor E3 family-based servers3,4. Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.05 adapts to spikes in your workload, so you’ll get more computing power when you need it. For complex workloads, Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)6 increases processing efficiency by enabling each processor core to simultaneously handle two tasks at once.

The Intel® Xeon® processor E3 family-based server—a smart investment in your small business.


Product and Performance Information


1. No system can provide absolute security. Intel® Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI) requires a computer system with an Intel® AES-NI-enabled processor, as well as software to execute the instructions in the correct sequence. Intel® Secure Key requires an Intel® Secure Key-enabled platform, available on select Intel® processors, and software optimized to support Intel® Secure Key. Consult your system manufacturer for more information and availability.

2. No system can provide absolute security. Requires an Intel® Platform Protection Technology-enabled platform, available on select Intel® processors, and an enabled operating system. Consult your system manufacturer for more information and availability. 

3. Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for performance only on Intel microprocessors. Performance tests, such as SYSmark and MobileMark, are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations, and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other products. For more information go to Results have been measured by Intel based on software, benchmark or other data of third parties and are provided for informational purposes only.  Any difference in system hardware or software design or configuration may affect actual performance.  Intel does not control or audit the design or implementation of third party data referenced in this document.  Intel encourages all of its customers to visit the websites of the referenced third parties or other sources to confirm whether the referenced data is accurate and reflects performance of systems available for purchase.

4. Baseline configuration: Fujitsu* TX140 S1p with one Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1265L v2 (8M Cache, 2.50 GHz), 16GB (2x8GB 2Rx8 PC3-10600E-11, ECC), 1 x 500 GB SATA, 7200 RPM, Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology-enabled, Intel® Turbo Boost Technology-enabled, Red Hat* Enterprise Linux* Server Release 6.2, Kernel 2.6.32-220.el6.x86_64, compiler version of Intel® C++ Compiler XE. Represents the best published results as of April 2013. Score: SPECint*_rate_base2006=169. Processor TDP = 45W, Perf/W=3.76  New configuration: Intel® C226 chipset-based Intel Xeon server platform with one Intel Xeon processor E3-1230L v3 (8M Cache, 1.8 GHz), 16GB (2x8GB dual-rank DDR3-1600 ECC UDIMM), 250 GB SATA 6Gb/s HDD, Intel Hyper-Threading Technology-enabled, Intel Turbo Boost Technology-enabled, Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 6.3 for x86_64, compiler version of Intel® C++ Studio XE, and Intel® Fortran. Source: Intel internal estimated measurements, April 2013. Score: SPECint*_rate_base2006=143. Processor TDP = 25W, Perf/W=5.72. 

5. Requires a system with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology. Intel® Turbo Boost Technology and Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 are only available on select Intel® processors. Consult your PC manufacturer. Performance varies depending on hardware, software, and system configuration. For more information, visit

6. Requires an Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology) enabled system, consult with your system manufacturer. Performance will vary depending on the specific hardware and software used. Not available on all Intel® processors. For more information, including details on which processors support Intel HT Technology, visit