Santa Clara, Calif. - Intel Corp. has optimized the 2nd generation Intel Core processor family to create the Intel Xeon processor E3-1200 product family for professional, practical performance on workstations. When combined with the Intel C206 chipset, these processors power entry-level workstations that merge the traditional strengths of the professional workstation with a new processor-based Intel HD graphics technology to tackle entry-level data analysis, CAD, digital animation, and 3D imaging challenges.
The workstation platform features Intel's first micro-architecture that combines visual and 3D graphics technology with performance-leading microprocessors on a single chip. This is the first entry-level workstation platform to integrate professional-level graphics technology, Intel HD Graphics P3000, onto the processor, enabling visual and 3D graphics capabilities previously only available to entry workstation users with a separate graphics card.
Intel is also extending support for Intel vPro technology to these workstations, providing enhanced security features that were once only available for business-class desktops and laptops. Intel vPro technology offers a broad set of security features that makes it easier for IT to manage workstations, both physically and remotely.
Intel Xeon E3-1200 processor family also supports Error Correcting Code (ECC) memory, which is typically only found on high-end systems. ECC memory automatically detects and corrects up to 99.9998 percent of memory errors to improve data integrity and system uptime. Since the probability of data errors increases with an increase in the amount of memory, this feature is useful for content creators working with large and complex designs.