CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E3-1230 vs 6134 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

5.4

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Xeon E3-1230 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon E3-1230  based on its performance and cost to run.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E3-1230

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E3-1230

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Much higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 2.3 GHz Around 40% higher clock speed
Much better PassMark score 9,315 vs 2,938 Around 3.2x better PassMark score
Much better performance per watt 9.54 pt/W vs 0.7 pt/W Around 13.8x better performance per watt
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.73 GHz vs 2.3 GHz More than 60% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly lower typical power consumption 65W vs 93.44W More than 30% lower typical power consumption
Newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.64 GHz vs 2.3 GHz Around 60% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year vs 100.74 $/year More than 30% lower annual commercial energy cost
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year vs 27.7 $/year More than 30% lower annual home energy cost
Newer Apr, 2011 vs Mar, 2010 Release date over a year later
Front view of AMD Opteron 6134

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AMD Opteron 6134

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Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 1 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l3 cache 12 MB vs 8 MB 50% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 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 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 4 vs 1 3 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E3-1230 vs Opteron 6134

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
1,850,000 MB/s
Opteron 6134
92 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E3-1230  vs
Opteron 6134 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 2.3 GHz
Cores Quad core Octa core
Socket type
LGA 1155
G34

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
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES

power consumption

TDP 80W 115W
Annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year 27.7 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year 100.74 $/year
Performance per watt 9.54 pt/W 0.7 pt/W
Typical power consumption 65W 93.44W

bus

Architecture DMI HyperTransport 3.0

details

Xeon E3-1230  vs
Opteron 6134 
Threads 8 8
L2 cache 1 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 12 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 4
Clock multiplier 32 11
Operating temperature Unknown - 69.1°C Unknown - 55°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.73 GHz 2.3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.64 GHz 2.3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.73 GHz 2.3 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
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