CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of X3350 vs E3-1230 v2 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

5.6

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Xeon E3-1230 v2 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon E3-1230 v2  based on its performance, single-core performance, cost to run and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon X3350

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon X3350

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Much more l2 cache 12 MB vs 1 MB 12x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 3 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 12x more l2 cache per core
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.83 GHz vs 3.67 GHz Around 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Front view of Intel Xeon E3-1230 v2

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Much higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 2.66 GHz Around 25% higher clock speed
Much better PassMark score 8,890 vs 3,898 More than 2.2x better PassMark score
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,945 vs 1,159 Around 70% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better performance per watt 13.85 pt/W vs 1.69 pt/W Around 8.2x better performance per watt
Much better performance per dollar 4.25 pt/$ vs 0.6 pt/$ More than 7x better performance per dollar
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly lower typical power consumption 56.06W vs 77.19W More than 25% lower typical power consumption
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.5 GHz vs 2.66 GHz More than 30% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer May, 2012 vs Jan, 2008 Release date over 4 years later
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 60.44 $/year vs 83.22 $/year More than 25% lower annual commercial energy cost
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 16.62 $/year vs 22.89 $/year More than 25% lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon X3350 vs E3-1230 v2

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 X3350
131,400 MB/s
Xeon E3-1230 v2
2,450,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon X3350  vs
E3-1230 v2 
Clock speed 2.66 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 775
LGA 1155

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No 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 95W 69W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 16.62 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 60.44 $/year
Performance per watt 1.69 pt/W 13.85 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 56.06W

details

Xeon X3350  vs
E3-1230 v2 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 8
L2 cache 12 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 3 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 8 33
Operating temperature Unknown - 71.4°C Unknown - 65.8°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.83 GHz 3.67 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.66 GHz 3.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.83 GHz 3.67 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

bus

Architecture FSB DMI
Number of links 1 1
Intel Xeon X3350
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