CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E3-1230 v2 vs E3-1225 v5 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

8.5

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 and value.

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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 1.09 pt/$ Around 4x better performance per dollar
Much better performance per watt 13.85 pt/W vs 3.05 pt/W More than 4.5x better performance per watt
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Lower typical power consumption 56.06W vs 65W Around 15% lower typical power consumption
Better PassMark score 8,890 vs 7,758 Around 15% better PassMark score
Lower annual home energy cost 16.62 $/year vs 19.27 $/year Around 15% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 60.44 $/year vs 70.08 $/year Around 15% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of Intel Xeon E3-1225 v5

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Much better CompuBench 1.5 T-Rex score 1.93 fps vs 0.58 fps More than 3.2x better CompuBench 1.5 T-Rex score
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Significantly newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 22 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Better geekbench 3 single core score 3,602 vs 3,011 Around 20% better geekbench 3 single core score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.39 GHz vs 3.67 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Newer Oct, 2015 vs May, 2012 Release date over 3 years later
Slightly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.7 GHz vs 3.5 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E3-1230 v2 vs E3-1225 v5

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Xeon E3-1230 v2
0.58 fps
Xeon E3-1225 v5
1.93 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
Xeon E3-1225 v5
4,920 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E3-1230 v2  vs
E3-1225 v5 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 3.3 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.7 GHz 3.7 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core

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
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 69W 80W
Annual home energy cost 16.62 $/year 19.27 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 60.44 $/year 70.08 $/year
Performance per watt 13.85 pt/W 3.05 pt/W
Typical power consumption 56.06W 65W

bus

Architecture DMI FSB
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 8,000 MT/s

details

Xeon E3-1230 v2  vs
E3-1225 v5 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 4
L3 cache 8 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.67 GHz 4.39 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.5 GHz 3.7 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.67 GHz 4.39 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics P530
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 400 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,150 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 Yes
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 33,556.48 MB 65,536 MB
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