CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E3-1230 v2 vs 4670K 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

8.9

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i5 4670K 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i5 4670K  based on its single-core performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E3-1230 v2

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Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
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
Lower typical power consumption 56.06W vs 68.25W Around 20% lower typical power consumption
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Better performance per watt 13.85 pt/W vs 11.19 pt/W Around 25% better performance per watt
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Better PassMark score 8,890 vs 7,618 More than 15% better PassMark score
Lower annual home energy cost 16.62 $/year vs 20.24 $/year Around 20% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 60.44 $/year vs 73.58 $/year Around 20% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of Intel Core i5 4670K

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Intel Core i5 4670K

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Much better CompuBench 1.5 T-Rex score 1.72 fps vs 0.58 fps Around 3x better CompuBench 1.5 T-Rex score
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much better performance per dollar 4.9 pt/$ vs 4.25 pt/$ More than 15% better performance per dollar
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.48 GHz vs 3.67 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better PassMark (Single core) score 2,195 vs 1,945 Around 15% better PassMark (Single core) score
Higher Maximum operating temperature 72.72 °C vs 65.8 °C More than 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.55 GHz vs 3.5 GHz Around 30% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Apr, 2013 vs May, 2012 Release date 10 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E3-1230 v2 vs Core i5 4670K

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Xeon E3-1230 v2
0.58 fps
Core i5 4670K
1.72 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 4670K
4,930,000 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 4670K 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 3.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.7 GHz 3.8 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
FMA3
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 69W 84W
Annual home energy cost 16.62 $/year 20.24 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 60.44 $/year 73.58 $/year
Performance per watt 13.85 pt/W 11.19 pt/W
Typical power consumption 56.06W 68.25W

bus

Architecture DMI DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 0
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Xeon E3-1230 v2  vs
Core i5 4670K 
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
Operating temperature Unknown - 65.8°C Unknown - 72.72°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 16 57
Overclocked clock speed 3.67 GHz 4.48 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.5 GHz 4.55 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 8,973 5,198.5
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.67 GHz 4.48 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 4600
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,200 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-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
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