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Hardware Setup And Benchmarks

Haswell-Based Xeon E3-1200: Three Generations, Benchmarked
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To test the processors, we ran them though the standard Tom's Hardware Windows 8 benchmarking suite.

Test configurations:

System Test Configurations
CPUIntel Xeon E3-1275 (Sandy Bridge) and -1275 v2 (Ivy Bridge) LGA 1155

Intel Xeon E3-1275 v3 (Haswell) LGA 1150
CPU CoolerIntel Retail LGA 1155 and LGA 1150
PlatformsSupermicro SuperWorkstation 5037A-iL with X9SAE Motherboard (LGA 1155)

Supermicro SuperWorkstation 5038A-iL with X10SAE Motherboard (LGA 1150)
RAM16 GB (4 x 4 GB) Kingston Unbuffered ECC DDR3-1333 (Xeon E3-1275)
16 GB (4 x 4 GB) Kingston Unbuffered ECC DDR3-1600
(Xeon E3-1275 v2 and v3)
Common
System DriveSamsung 840 Pro 256 GB, SATA 6Gb/s SSD
PowerSupermicro, 500 W, 80 PLUS Bronze (included)
 Software and Drivers
Operating SystemWindows 8 Professional x64
Graphics DriverIntel HD Graphics Driver
Benchmark Configuration
Audio/Video Encoding
HandBrake CLIVersion: 0.98, Video: Video from Canon Eos 7D (1920x1080, 25 frames) 1 Minutes 22 Seconds, Audio: PCM-S16, 48,000 Hz, Two-Channel, to Video: AVC1 Audio: AAC (High Profile)
iTunesVersion 10.4.1.10 x64: Audio CD (Terminator II SE), 53 minutes, default AAC format 
LAME MP3Version 3.98.3: Audio CD "Terminator II SE", 53 min, convert WAV to MP3 audio format, Command: -b 160 --nores (160 Kb/s)
TotalCode Studio 2.5Version: 2.5.0.10677, MPEG-2 to H.264, MainConcept H.264/AVC Codec, 28 sec HDTV 1920x1080 (MPEG2), Audio: MPEG-2 (44.1 kHz, Two-Channel, 16-Bit, 224 Kb/s) Codec: H.264 Pro, Mode: PAL 50i (25 FPS), Profile: H.264 BD HDMV
Abobe Creative Suite
Adobe After Effects CS6Version 11.0.0.378 x64:Create Video, Three Streams, 210 Frames, Render Multiple Frames Simultaneously
AdobePhotoshop CS6Version 13 x64: Filter 15.7 MB TIF Image: Radial Blur, Shape Blur, Median, Polar Coordinates
AdobePremiere Pro CS6Version 6.0.0.0, 6.61 GB MXF Project to H.264 to H.264 Blu-ray, Output 1920x1080, Maximum Quality
AdobeAcrobat X ProVersion 10.0.0.396: Print PDF from 115 Page PowerPoint, 128-bit RC4 Encyption
Productivity
ABBYY FineReaderVersion 10.0.102.95: Read PDF save to Doc, Source: Political Economy (J. Broadhurst 1842) 111 Pages
Autodesk 3ds Max 2012Version 14.0 x64: Space Flyby Mentalray, 248 Frames, 1440x1080
BlenderVersion 2.64a, Cycles Engine, Syntax blender -b thg.blend -f 1, 1920x1080, 8x Anti-Aliasing, Render THG.blend frame 1
Compression
7-ZipVersion 9.28, LZMA2, Syntax "a -t7z -r -m0=LZMA2 -mx=5"
Benchmark: THG-Workload-2012 (1.3 GB)
WinRARVersion 4.2, RAR, Syntax "winrar a -r -m3"
Benchmark: THG-Workload-2012 (1.3 GB)
WinZipVersion 17.0 Pro, Syntax "-a -ez -p -r"
Benchmark: THG-Workload-2012 (1.3 GB)
Synthetic Benchmarks and Settings
3DMark 11Version: 1.0.1, Performance Suite
PCMark 7Version: 1.0.4, System, Productivity, Hard Disk Drive benchmarks
SiSoftware Sandra 2013Version: 2013.01.19.11, Processor  Arithmetic,
Cryptography, Memory Bandwidth Benchmarks
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