Average Bench: 70.5% (334th of 1385)

more Based on 8,235 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306A9, 1FABFBFF000106A4, 1F8BFBFF000306A9, , 0000000000000000, 0F8BFBFF000306A9, 17CBFBFF000306A9, 1FABFBFF000306A9 Model: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1230 V2 @ 3.30GHz
Poor: 62%Average: 70.5% Great: 78%
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

Good average bench

The Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2 averaged 29.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Memory Latency 86.3Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 89.5Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2 is just 16.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Speed 444Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 436Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,235 samples)
Min Avg Max
77.1 Memory 86.3 94.4
67.1 1-Core 89.5 98.6
135 2-Core 171 196
68.4% 115 Pts
Min Avg Max
228 4-Core 298 360
319 8-Core 436 485
45.8% 367 Pts
Min Avg Max
343 64-Core 444 486
27.5% 444 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 93
1-Core 91.4
2-Core 175
72% 120 Pts
4-Core 294
8-Core 440
46% 367 Pts
64-Core 452
28% 452 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.3
1-Core 91.7
2-Core 183
71% 121 Pts
4-Core 310
8-Core 450
48% 380 Pts
64-Core 467
29% 467 Pts
Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1230 V2 @ 3.30GHz, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.7
1-Core 93.1
2-Core 177
72% 121 Pts
4-Core 286
8-Core 428
44% 357 Pts
64-Core 414
26% 414 Pts
Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1230 V2 @ 3.30GHz, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 92
1-Core 88.4
2-Core 160
69% 114 Pts
4-Core 288
8-Core 397
43% 342 Pts
64-Core 396
24% 396 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.3
1-Core 94.1
2-Core 160
70% 115 Pts
4-Core 294
8-Core 419
45% 356 Pts
64-Core 446
28% 446 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.3
1-Core 91
2-Core 165
69% 115 Pts
4-Core 297
8-Core 444
46% 371 Pts
64-Core 445
28% 445 Pts
Socket 1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 90
1-Core 89.7
2-Core 167
69% 116 Pts
4-Core 280
8-Core 394
42% 337 Pts
64-Core 400
25% 400 Pts
Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1230 V2 @ 3.30GHz, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.1
1-Core 94.8
2-Core 184
70% 121 Pts
4-Core 298
8-Core 456
47% 377 Pts
64-Core 464
29% 464 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.8
1-Core 92.5
2-Core 170
68% 115 Pts
4-Core 292
8-Core 395
44% 344 Pts
64-Core 419
26% 419 Pts
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Gaming
Gaming 6%
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Desktop
Desktop 63%
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Workstation
Workstation 6%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H - $80

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $294

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Xeon® Processor E3-1230 v2 (8M Cache, 3.30 GHz)
Code NameIvy Bridge
Launch DateQ2'12
Processor NumberE3-1230V2
# of Cores4
# of Threads8
Cache8 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography22 nm
Recommended Price$215.00 - $230.00
Clock Speed3.3 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.7 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI
Max TDP69 W

Memory

Max Memory Size32 GB
Memory TypesDDR3 1333/1600
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth25.6 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedYes

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3.0
PCI Express Configurations1x16 & 1x4, 2x8 & 1x4 or 1x8 & 3x4

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost Tech2.0
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
TSX-NINo
Demand Based SwitchingYes
vPro TechYes
Identity Protection TechYes
Fast Memory AccessYes
Flex Memory AccessYes

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1155

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechYes

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Price to performance ratio is amazing for this older Ivy Bridge based server chip. With 4 cores and 8 threads it matches the performance of the i7 3770 or 4770 for that matter with ease for a 10th of the price (in 2022). Combined with the RX 580 8G, it glides buttery smooth through my favorite games without any issues (even without the AVX2 instruction set) that everyone likes to point out for this older architecture. —Apr '22


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This is cheap, better and stronger. Some idiots say this will bottleneck with gtx 1060 even CPU 50% and GPU 99% and say i3 8100 is the best just because usually see youtuber use core i instead of Xeon. Rip noobs.—Apr '22


Excellent

18 months ago.

Worthiest CPU of Ivy Bridge right now!!


Excellent

5 months ago.

E3-1230 V2 is superior to i5 3470


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