CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E3-1230L v3 vs 4590T 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

8.4

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Xeon E3-1230L v3 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon E3-1230L v3  based on its performance and power consumption.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E3-1230L v3

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E3-1230L v3

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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
Lower typical power consumption 20.31W vs 28.44W Around 30% lower typical power consumption
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Better PassMark score 7,207 vs 5,516 More than 30% better PassMark score
Lower annual commercial energy cost 21.9 $/year vs 30.66 $/year Around 30% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 6.02 $/year vs 8.43 $/year Around 30% lower annual home energy cost
Front view of Intel Core i5 4590T

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Much better performance per dollar 4.21 pt/$ vs 0.95 pt/$ Around 4.5x better performance per dollar
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much better performance per watt 23.11 pt/W vs 9.46 pt/W Around 2.5x better performance per watt
Higher clock speed 2 GHz vs 1.8 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Slightly higher turbo clock speed 3 GHz vs 2.8 GHz More than 5% higher turbo clock speed
Newer Feb, 2014 vs Apr, 2013 Release date 10 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E3-1230L v3 vs Core i5 4590T

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E3-1230L v3  vs
Core i5 4590T 
Clock speed 1.8 GHz 2 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.8 GHz 3 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad 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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 32,768 MB

details

Xeon E3-1230L v3  vs
Core i5 4590T 
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 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 4600
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,150 MHz

power consumption

TDP 25W 35W
Annual home energy cost 6.02 $/year 8.43 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 21.9 $/year 30.66 $/year
Performance per watt 9.46 pt/W 23.11 pt/W
Typical power consumption 20.31W 28.44W

bus

Architecture DMI DMI 2.0
Number of links 0 0
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s
Intel Xeon E3-1230L v3
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