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Front view of Intel Xeon E3-1230

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E3-1230

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Significantly higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 2.1 GHz More than 50% higher clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 3.21 pt/$ vs 0.37 pt/$ More than 8.8x better performance per dollar
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 2.7 GHz Around 35% higher turbo clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.73 GHz vs 2.1 GHz Around 80% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better performance per watt 9.54 pt/W vs 4.72 pt/W More than 2x better performance per watt
Better PassMark (Single core) score 2,095 vs 1,499 Around 40% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.64 GHz vs 2.1 GHz Around 75% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Xeon D-1541

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Intel Xeon D-1541

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Much newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly lower typical power consumption 36.56W vs 65W Around 45% lower typical power consumption
More cores 8 vs 4 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 16 vs 8 Twice as many threads
Newer Oct, 2015 vs Apr, 2011 Release date over 4 years later
Better PassMark score 11,333 vs 9,315 More than 20% better PassMark score
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year vs 70.08 $/year Around 45% lower annual commercial energy cost
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year vs 19.27 $/year Around 45% lower annual home energy cost
Supports more RAM 131,072 MB vs 32,768 MB Supports 4x more RAM

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E3-1230 vs D-1541

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
Xeon D-1541
3,170 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon E3-1230
9,315
Xeon D-1541
11,333

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E3-1230  vs
D-1541 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 2.1 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz 2.7 GHz
Cores Quad core Octa 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 80W 45W
Annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year 10.84 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year 39.42 $/year
Performance per watt 9.54 pt/W 4.72 pt/W
Typical power consumption 65W 36.56W

bus

Architecture DMI FSB
Number of links 1 1

details

Xeon E3-1230  vs
D-1541 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 16
Manufacture process 32 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.73 GHz 2.1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.64 GHz 2.1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.73 GHz 2.1 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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 12,800 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 131,072 MB
Intel Xeon E3-1230
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