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

Designed for Professionals

The demands of your business computing needs are growing in sophistication and complexity.  Workstations that are just a few years old are no longer capable of supporting the demands of today’s workloads that are increasing in capabilities.  New business opportunities, customers and workload requirements drive a need for tools and technology that will help you win and stay ahead of the competition.

At Intel, we appreciate these challenges and have worked to understand the needs and demands of workstation professionals.  We have partnered with industry leaders and solution providers to deliver a professional-grade solution built from the ground-up with your needs in mind.  The Intel® Xeon® processor family delivers trusted performance and proven innovation, starting with our entry Intel Xeon E3 product family.

As your business grows and demands increase, so does the Intel Xeon processor family with performance scale and capabilities that extend up to our Intel Xeon processor E5 family for advanced professional desk-side workstations that deliver amazing, real-time, content creation experience.  Entry workstations built on the Intel Xeon processor E3-1200 v6 product family establish a foundation of capabilities that support your growing and changing demands.

Introducing the Intel Xeon Processor E3-1200 v6 Product Family

Today’s introduction of the Intel Xeon processor E3-1200 v6 product family, showcases Intel’s continued commitment to deliver trusted, professional-grade solutions for workstation professionals.  Using the latest 14 nanometer process technology, the single processor Intel Xeon processor E3-1200 v6 product family delivers the following essential performance and visuals improvements for entry workstations:

  • Up to a 56% performance improvement when compared to the Intel Xeon processors E3-1200 v2 product family1
  • Error Code Correcting (ECC) for automatic data checking for errors to help avoid business interruptions providing increased reliability
  • Enhanced visuals with support for Intel® HD graphics P630, delivering up to 3X graphics performance improvement when compared to the Intel Xeon processor E3-1200 V2 product family2
  • Entry Professional virtual reality (VR) visualization by supporting the latest VR headset manufacturer processor requirements
  • New High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) 10-bit hardware acceleration for enhanced 4K decoding and encoding
  • Intel® Optane™ memory3 support for use with with slower media used in traditional HDD or SATA SSD, giving you amazing performance and responsiveness in large capacities
  • Hardware-enhanced security and reliability features, provide authentication and protection for identity, content and code

The entry workstation workloads of yesterday are evolving and expanding.  Today’s entry workstation workloads have an increasing number of software solutions and extensions that require high-performing, reliable, professional-grade solutions to support your growing workflows.  These workflows include design, analytics, rendering, professional virtual reality (VR) visualization, production and distribution.  Comprehending the full demands of a growing workload and workflow is why the Intel Xeon processor E3-1200 v6 is the trusted choice for processional CAD, media and entry Pro VR workstation customers.  Entry workstations that are just a few years old can’t keep pace with the changing demands and new workload enhancements available today.

Professional VR Visualization with Entry Workstations

Virtual reality (VR) is one of the most exciting and revolutionary capabilities to impact professional workstation customers in recent years.  One example is how professional designers can draft their CAD drawings and quickly visualize in full 3D/VR with compatible hardware and software specifications that support a VR headset.  The ability to view your design in VR delivers huge savings in design time, production, testing and development and can provide an amazing immersive experience.  Previously, designs would often require rendering in 2D or limited 3D experiences, printing, assembly, or physical testing.  Today, many of these tasks are streamlined and accelerated through the aid of commercial/professional VR usages and capabilities.

The Intel Xeon processor E3-1200 v6 product family supports the latest VR headset requirements from manufactures like HTC* Vive and Oculus* Rift.  Now, for entry workstations configured to support the latest VR headset requirements, the Intel Xeon processor E3-1200 v6 product family can be the foundation for these immersive experiences.

Additional scale and VR capabilities are possible with the Intel Xeon processor E5 product family-based workstations that can deliver real-time VR creation and visualization.  You can build, modify, visualize and experience your designs and commercial/professional usages in real-time, with little-to-no latency in the design and visualization experience.

Experience the Upgraded Performance of Intel Xeon Processor E3-1200 v6 Entry Workstations

New and exciting designs featuring the Intel Xeon processor E3-1200 v6 product family, mobile workstations and tiny workstation designs are available today from many of the top OEM manufacturers.  Below are a select sample of designs from HP*, Dell* and Lenovo*.  Please visit your OEM provider for the latest workstation configurations featuring the Intel Xeon processor E3 product family.

Step Up to the Next Level of Performance, Security and Compute with the Intel Xeon Processor E3-1200 v6 Product Family
The unique, professional-grade benefits, of the Intel Xeon processor family set it apart from other computing solutions, showcasing the capabilities and enhancements that businesses demand to remain productive and competitive in a rapidly changing marketplace. The Intel Xeon processor E3-1200 v6 product family is a step up in performance and capabilities welcoming you to Intel Xeon processor family and its scalable performance, security and reliability. Entry workstations powered by Intel Xeon processor E3-1200 v6 deliver a strong return on investment with improvements and enhancements to give you confidence to deliver on your growing workloads, workflows, and business needs

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 protect sensitive data like encryption keys used for communications over the internet from unauthorized access or modification. The Intel® Authenticate Solution offers customizable multi-factor authentication to help protect access to the most sensitive company data.
In addition to enhanced processor performance, hardware-enhanced security and support for faster 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 a 3X1 graphics performance improvement when compared to 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


**Pictured products left to right: HP Z2 Mini*, Lenovo P50 Mobile Workstation and Dell 7910 Fixed Workstation powered by Intel Xeon processors.
Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for performance only on Intel microprocessors.
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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 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;
²SPECViewperf* 12 GeoMean:
Baseline: Processor IntelGeoMean: SPECfp*_rate_base2006=20Carlow 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
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:; OS Resolution: 1920x1080, 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 ewCatia Catia v12 (R)15.77, SPECviewperf - CreoCreo v12 (R)13.52, SPECviewperf PECviewperf , SPECviewperf iewperf rf PSPECviewperf PECviewMaya v12 (R) 14.14,SPECviewperf erf 0.28, Medical v12 (R) 4.28, SPECviewperf - Showcase Showcase v12 (R) 7.91, SPECviewperf iewperSNX v12 (R) 11.9, SPECviewperf rf peSW v12 (R) 30.58
3Optane Memory: Available on select workstations configurations featuring the Intel Xeon processor E3-1200 v6 and E3-1500M v6 product families. Please check with your OEM provider for availability and support of Intel Optane memory.

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Ricky Branner

About Ricky Branner

Ricky Branner is the Director of the Workstation Solutions team in Intel’s Data Center Group. Ricky and his team are responsible for the global strategy, roadmap and partner engagements to help IT drive business transformation through the use of workload specific solutions that meet end customer needs. Ricky has been driving Intel specific innovation initiatives for the last four years across client and data center. Before joining Intel, Ricky was a 25 year veteran with Xerox business and technology. He has effectively directed technology projects, programs, and operations that expand reach across all vectors of enterprise. His mantra for success has been to focus on improving profitability by bridging the gap between technology and business. Originally from Maryland and Florida, he relocated to Oregon 11 years ago, after several years living in Rochester, New York. For fun, Ricky enjoys attending marching band competitions where his son actively participates and road trips to Eugene OR where his daughter attends the University of Oregon. In his personal time, he enjoys casual biking trails, working out, and photography.