SFF.Network [SFF Network] Intel Greenlow Platform Launched

Intel has officially launched the Greenlow platform - Xeon E3-1200 v5 series processors and the C230 series chipset. The new Xeon E3 v5 CPUs are powered by the Intel Skylake microarchitecture, and feature improved per-clock performance, higher clock rates, support for DDR4 memory and more powerful P530 graphics on selected lines.

The E3-1200 v5 series consists of 11 models, including 5 standard-power (80 Watt) models without integrated GPU, 3 models with IGP and 3 low power processors. All microprocessors have 4 cores, 8 MB of L3 cache, and support AES, AVX2 and TSX instructions. The CPUs also support Turbo Boost technology, VT-x/VT-d virtualization, Trusted Execution.

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FlexATX Authority
Feb 28, 2015
Why the hell is the E3-1280 priced like that? It's the same as the E3-1275, just without IGP and with a 0.1Ghz higher base clock, and it cost more than double! What does that unit have to offer the E3-1275 doesn't? Other than that, looks proimising in the low power segment, the two 25W CPUs look quite nice.

Can't say that I'd have any use for them myself, though.


Virtual Realist
May 11, 2015
One BIG change from previous E3 Xeons is that this time around, you CANNOT use E3 Xeons in boards with consumer chipsets. It's C236 or bust.


Airflow Optimizer
May 11, 2015
It's a fairly disappointing change, though it's being speculated that they did it to offset the fact that they opened up BCLK overclocking on both K and non-K chips.