CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E3-1230 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 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon E3-1230  based on its performance and single-core performance.

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Intel Xeon E3-1230

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Front view of Intel Xeon E3-1230

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 better 3DMark06 CPU score 65.6 vs 56.3 More than 15% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Significantly lower typical power consumption 65W vs 86.05W Around 25% lower typical power consumption
Much better performance per dollar 3.21 pt/$ vs 2.7 pt/$ Around 20% better performance per dollar
Much better performance per watt 9.54 pt/W vs 4.41 pt/W Around 2.2x better performance per watt
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 9,315 vs 6,607 More than 40% better PassMark score
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Better PassMark (Single core) score 2,095 vs 1,906 Around 10% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much lower annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year vs 31.22 $/year Around 40% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year vs 84.62 $/year More than 15% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of Intel Core i5 3470

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Significantly newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Slightly better CompuBench 1.5 T-Rex score 0.67 fps vs 0.62 fps Around 10% better CompuBench 1.5 T-Rex score
Newer Jun, 2012 vs Apr, 2011 Release date over 1 years later
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.09 GHz vs 3.64 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

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

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Xeon E3-1230
0.62 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
1,850,000 MB/s
Core i5 3470
2,470,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E3-1230
12,431
Core i5 3470
9,226

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E3-1230
13,394
Core i5 3470
10,031

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E3-1230  vs
Core i5 3470 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 3.2 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.6 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 80W 77W
Annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year 31.22 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year 84.62 $/year
Performance per watt 9.54 pt/W 4.41 pt/W
Typical power consumption 65W 86.05W

bus

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

details

Xeon E3-1230  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 32 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 32 32
Operating temperature Unknown - 69.1°C Unknown - 67.4°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 4 22
Overclocked clock speed 3.73 GHz 3.67 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.64 GHz 4.09 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.73 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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 32,768 MB
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