CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E3-1230 v2 vs 2372 HE 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
AMD Opteron 2372 HE 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD Opteron 2372 HE  based on its 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 2.1 GHz More than 55% higher clock speed
Much better performance per watt 13.85 pt/W vs 0.62 pt/W More than 22.2x better performance per watt
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.67 GHz vs 2.1 GHz Around 75% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
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
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
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.5 GHz vs 2.1 GHz More than 65% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Newer May, 2012 vs Jan, 2009 Release date over 3 years later
Front view of AMD Opteron 2372 HE

Reasons to consider the
AMD Opteron 2372 HE

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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
Lower typical power consumption 44.69W vs 56.06W More than 20% lower typical power consumption
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Lower annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year vs 60.44 $/year More than 20% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year vs 16.62 $/year More than 20% lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E3-1230 v2 vs Opteron 2372 HE

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E3-1230 v2
2,450,000 MB/s
Opteron 2372 HE
78.7 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E3-1230 v2  vs
Opteron 2372 HE 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 2.1 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1155
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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 55W
Annual home energy cost 16.62 $/year 13.25 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 60.44 $/year 48.18 $/year
Performance per watt 13.85 pt/W 0.62 pt/W
Typical power consumption 56.06W 44.69W

details

Xeon E3-1230 v2  vs
Opteron 2372 HE 
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 2
Clock multiplier 33 10
Operating temperature Unknown - 65.8°C 0 - 55°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.67 GHz 2.1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.5 GHz 2.1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.67 GHz 2.1 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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