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Front view of Intel Xeon E3-1230 v2

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Intel Xeon E3-1230 v2

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Much higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 65% higher clock speed
Much better PassMark score 8,890 vs 5,025 More than 75% better PassMark score
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,945 vs 911 Around 2.2x better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better performance per watt 13.85 pt/W vs 3.84 pt/W More than 3.5x better performance per watt
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.67 GHz vs 2.8 GHz More than 30% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much more l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 2x more l3 cache per core
Newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.5 GHz vs 2.8 GHz More than 25% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Opteron 4365

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AMD Opteron 4365

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Much more l2 cache 8 MB vs 1 MB 8x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More cores 8 vs 4 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Significantly lower typical power consumption 32.5W vs 56.06W More than 40% lower typical power consumption
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 35.04 $/year vs 60.44 $/year More than 40% lower annual commercial energy cost
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 9.64 $/year vs 16.62 $/year More than 40% lower annual home energy cost
Newer Nov, 2012 vs May, 2012 Release date 6 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E3-1230 v2 vs Opteron 4365

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E3-1230 v2  vs
Opteron 4365 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 2 GHz
Cores Quad core Octa core
Socket type
LGA 1155
AM2

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
Supplemental SSE3
AES

power consumption

TDP 69W 40W
Annual home energy cost 16.62 $/year 9.64 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 60.44 $/year 35.04 $/year
Performance per watt 13.85 pt/W 3.84 pt/W
Typical power consumption 56.06W 32.5W

bus

Architecture DMI HyperTransport 3.0
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 6,400 MT/s

details

Xeon E3-1230 v2  vs
Opteron 4365 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 8
L2 cache 1 MB 8 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 2
Operating temperature Unknown - 65.8°C Unknown - 70°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.67 GHz 2.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.5 GHz 2.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.67 GHz 2.8 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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