Intel Xeon E3-1230L v3 

Released April, 2013
  • 1.8 GHz
  • Quad core
5.5 Out of 10

The Intel Xeon E3-1230Lv3 is an important CPU because it offers four cores, eight threads, a 1.8GHz base frequency, a 2.8GHz Turbo frequency and 8MB of cache all for a tiny TDP of just 25W.
by Jeremy-Hellstrom (Dec, 2013)
Intel’s Xeon E3-1230Lv3 CPU has been a hotly anticipated processor for a wide variety of target audiences – home users, office users, small business users and enterprise users.
by Jeremy-Hellstrom (Dec, 2013)

CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the Intel Xeon E3-1230L v3 among all CPUs


Benchmark performance using all cores

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PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

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PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

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Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

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CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Xeon E3-1230L v3
Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more


Are you paying a premium for performance?

Xeon E3-1230L v3
Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more


CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

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Benchmarks Real world tests of the Intel Xeon E3-1230L v3

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

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PassMark (Single Core)

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The 25W, four core Xeon E3 1230Lv3

by Jeremy Hellstrom |
That said the Xeon doesn't fall too far behind in many tests and at $250 it is less expensive to slap into a Z87 motherboard and it will reduce your power bill somewhat.
It is a Haswell chip running at a peak speed of 1.8GHz which would be great for a small business or for a home server.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Clock speed 1.8 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.8 GHz
Cores Quad core


Has a NX bit Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes
Has virtualization support Yes
Instruction set extensions
  1. MMX
  2. AES
  3. SSE
  4. SSE2
  5. SSE4.1
  6. SSE3
  7. Supplemental SSE3
  8. SSE4.2
  9. AVX 2.0
  10. AVX
  11. SSE4
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes

power consumption

Annual home energy cost 6.02 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 21.9 $/year
Performance per watt 11.82 pt/W
Typical power consumption 20.31W


Architecture DMI
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s


Architecture x86-64
Threads 8 threads
L2 cache 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm
Max CPUs 1


Overclocked clock speed 1.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.8 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in
Memory type
  1. DDR3-1600
  2. DDR3-1333
  3. DDR3
Channels Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB
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