CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E3-1230 vs 3570K 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

7.9

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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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 lower typical power consumption 65W vs 107.5W Around 40% lower typical power consumption
Much better performance per watt 9.53 pt/W vs 4.69 pt/W More than 2x better performance per watt
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
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Better PassMark score 9,315 vs 7,152 More than 30% better PassMark score
Much lower annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year vs 38.81 $/year 2x lower annual home energy cost
Better performance per dollar 3.2 pt/$ vs 3.08 pt/$ Around 5% better performance per dollar
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year vs 106 $/year Around 35% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of Intel Core i5 3570K

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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
Much better CompuBench 1.5 T-Rex score 1.23 fps vs 0.62 fps Around 2x better CompuBench 1.5 T-Rex score
Higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 3.2 GHz More than 5% higher clock speed
Slightly higher turbo clock speed 3.8 GHz vs 3.6 GHz More than 5% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.59 GHz vs 3.73 GHz Around 25% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Newer Apr, 2012 vs Apr, 2011 Release date over 1 years later
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.71 GHz vs 3.64 GHz Around 30% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E3-1230 vs Core i5 3570K

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Xeon E3-1230
0.62 fps
Core i5 3570K
1.23 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 3570K
2,650,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E3-1230
12,431
Core i5 3570K
10,832

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E3-1230
13,394
Core i5 3570K
11,824

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E3-1230  vs
Core i5 3570K 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 3.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz 3.8 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1155

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
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 38.81 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year 106 $/year
Performance per watt 9.53 pt/W 4.69 pt/W
Typical power consumption 65W 107.5W

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

details

Xeon E3-1230  vs
Core i5 3570K 
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 34
Operating temperature Unknown - 69.1°C Unknown - 67.4°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 4 470
Overclocked clock speed 3.73 GHz 4.59 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.64 GHz 4.71 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 5,523.6 5,406.6
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.73 GHz 4.59 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Latest DirectX N/A 10.x
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,150 MHz
3DMark06 N/A 5,339.9

bus

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