CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E3-1230 v2 vs 1385 among all CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

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

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

5.5

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Xeon E3-1230 v2 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon E3-1230 v2  based on its performance, single-core performance and cost to run.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E3-1230 v2

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E3-1230 v2

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Much higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 2.7 GHz More than 20% higher clock speed
Much better PassMark score 8,890 vs 3,442 More than 2.5x better PassMark score
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,945 vs 954 More than 2x better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better performance per watt 13.85 pt/W vs 1.65 pt/W Around 8.5x better performance per watt
More l3 cache 8 MB vs 6 MB Around 35% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.67 GHz vs 2.7 GHz More than 35% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.5 GHz vs 2.7 GHz Around 30% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Slightly lower typical power consumption 56.06W vs 60.94W Around 10% lower typical power consumption
Newer May, 2012 vs Jun, 2009 Release date over 2 years later
Slightly lower annual commercial energy cost 60.44 $/year vs 65.7 $/year Around 10% lower annual commercial energy cost
Slightly lower annual home energy cost 16.62 $/year vs 18.07 $/year Around 10% lower annual home energy cost
Front view of AMD Opteron 1385

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AMD Opteron 1385

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Much more l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E3-1230 v2 vs Opteron 1385

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E3-1230 v2  vs
Opteron 1385 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 2.7 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1155
AM3

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 69W 75W
Annual home energy cost 16.62 $/year 18.07 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 60.44 $/year 65.7 $/year
Performance per watt 13.85 pt/W 1.65 pt/W
Typical power consumption 56.06W 60.94W

bus

Architecture DMI HyperTransport 3.0

details

Xeon E3-1230 v2  vs
Opteron 1385 
Threads 8 4
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 33 13
Operating temperature Unknown - 65.8°C Unknown - 70°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.67 GHz 2.7 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.5 GHz 2.7 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.67 GHz 2.7 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None None
Label N/A N/A
Latest DirectX N/A N/A
Number of displays supported N/A N/A
GPU clock speed N/A N/A
Turbo clock speed N/A N/A
3DMark06 N/A N/A
Intel Xeon E3-1230 v2
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