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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E3-1230 v3

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E3-1230 v3

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Much higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 2.8 GHz Around 20% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 3.7 GHz vs 3.6 GHz Around 5% higher turbo clock speed
More threads 8 vs 6 2 more threads
Newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly more l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.33 MB/core More than 50% more l3 cache per core
Newer Apr, 2013 vs Nov, 2011 Release date over 1 years later
Front view of AMD Opteron 4228 HE

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AMD Opteron 4228 HE

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More cores 6 vs 4 2 more cores; run more applications at once
Lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 65W Around 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 56.94 $/year vs 70.08 $/year Around 20% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 19.27 $/year Around 20% lower annual home energy cost

Features Key features of the Xeon E3-1230 v3  vs Opteron 4228 HE 

clock speed

turbo clock speed

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Xeon E3-1230 v3  vs
Opteron 4228 HE 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 2.8 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.7 GHz 3.6 GHz
Cores Quad core Hexa core


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
Supplemental SSE3
AVX 2.0

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type


Architecture DMI HyperTransport 3.0
Number of links 0 2
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 6,400 MT/s


Xeon E3-1230 v3  vs
Opteron 4228 HE 
Threads 8 6
L3 cache 8 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.33 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 2

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

power consumption

TDP 80W 65W
Annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year 56.94 $/year
Typical power consumption 65W 52.81W
Intel Xeon E3-1230 v3
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