VPX3-1259 3U VPX 5th Gen Intel Core i7 Processor Card

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VPX3-1259 3U VPX 5th Gen Intel Core i7 Processor Card
Product Sheet
Product Sheet

The VPX3-1259 3U OpenVPX high-performance SBC features the 5th Gen Intel Core i7 (Broadwell) processor, AVX and AVX2 SIMD extensions, and Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200 (GT3e) GPU for compute-intensive, SWaP-constrained applications.

Key Features

  • Intel Core i7 Broadwell 5th Gen processor 
  • Quad-core (8-thread) i7 with Turbo 
  • Up to 16 GB DDR3L at 1600 MT/s supporting 25.6 GB/s 
  • Up to 32 GB SATA NAND flash 
  • Supports XMC expansion mezzanine 
  • Available in air-cooled and conduction-cooled versions 
  • Supports Linux (Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)), VxWorks, Microsoft Windows Embedded 


  • General computing and mission processing 
  • High-Performance Embedded Computing (HPEC) systems 
  • Multi-SBC systems for advanced processing and ISR applications 
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VPX3-1259 3U VPX 5th Gen Intel Core i7 Processor Card

The VPX3-1259 from Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions is a high-performance Single Board Computer (SBC) featuring the 5th Generation Intel Core i7 (Broadwell) processor. Pin-compatible with our previous generations of Intel SBCs, the VPX3-1259 offers high-performance Intel processing in the small 3U form factor.

The Intel Core i7 processor offers quad-core (8-thread) performance with Turbo mode support. With up to 16 GB of dual-channel high-speed ECC-protected DDR3 memory, the VPX3-1259 provides up to 25.6 GB/s memory throughput, maximizing the capabilities of the processor. The processor also features AVX and AVX2 SIMD extensions, accelerating math-intensive algorithms. The Intel Core i7 processor includes an enhanced Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200 (GT3e) GPU, offering discrete GPU performance with OpenGL for graphics-intensive applications, and also serving as a 40-core GPGPU with OpenCL support for data processing-intensive applications.

With up to 32 GB of high-speed SATA flash memory, the VPX3-1259 3U OpenVPX Intel SBC is ideal for handling complex applications with demanding sensor processing requirements, or high-speed data processing, logging and storage needs.

The VPX3-1259 also features high-speed PCI Express (PCIe) Gen3 connectivity. The VPX backplane supports eight lanes of configurable PCIe fabric, offering NTB ports and supporting 8-lane, 4-lane, and 2-lane port widths. A local XMC mezzanine site supports an independent 8-lane PCIe Gen3 bus directly to the processor. These features make the VPX3-1259 Intel SBC an ideal building block when architecting systems requiring processor expansion or when connecting multiple processor boards together to create a high-performance embedded system for ISR processing.

The VPX3-1259 is supported by an extensive suite of industry-standard operating systems such as Linux (Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)), VxWorks, and Microsoft Windows Embedded.