CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E3-1230 v2 vs 3470 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

6.9

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 and single-core performance.

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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 better performance per dollar 4.25 pt/$ vs 2.7 pt/$ More than 55% better performance per dollar
Much better performance per watt 13.85 pt/W vs 4.41 pt/W Around 3.2x better performance per watt
Significantly lower typical power consumption 56.06W vs 86.05W Around 35% lower typical power consumption
Slightly 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
Better PassMark score 8,890 vs 6,607 Around 35% better PassMark score
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Much lower annual home energy cost 16.62 $/year vs 31.22 $/year More than 45% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 60.44 $/year vs 84.62 $/year Around 30% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of Intel Core i5 3470

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Much better geekbench 3 AES single core score 2,470,000 MB/s vs 2,450,000 MB/s Almost the same
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Better CompuBench 1.5 T-Rex score 0.67 fps vs 0.58 fps More than 15% better CompuBench 1.5 T-Rex score
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.09 GHz vs 3.5 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E3-1230 v2 vs Core i5 3470

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Xeon E3-1230 v2
0.58 fps
Core i5 3470
0.67 fps

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
Core i5 3470
2,470,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E3-1230 v2  vs
Core i5 3470 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 3.2 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.7 GHz 3.6 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1155

features

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

power consumption

TDP 69W 77W
Annual home energy cost 16.62 $/year 31.22 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 60.44 $/year 84.62 $/year
Performance per watt 13.85 pt/W 4.41 pt/W
Typical power consumption 56.06W 86.05W

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 33,556.48 MB 32,768 MB

details

Xeon E3-1230 v2  vs
Core i5 3470 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 4
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 33 32
Operating temperature Unknown - 65.8°C Unknown - 67.4°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 16 22
Overclock review score 0.9 0.7
Overclocked clock speed 3.67 GHz 3.67 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.5 GHz 4.09 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.67 GHz 3.67 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 2500
Latest DirectX N/A 11.0
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,100 MHz

bus

Architecture DMI DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s
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