Average Bench: 72.6% (301st of 1358)

more Based on 8,536 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306A9, 1FABFBFF000106A4, 1F8BFBFF000306A9, , 0000000000000000, 0F8BFBFF000306A9, 17CBFBFF000306A9, 1FABFBFF000306A9 Model: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1230 V2 @ 3.30GHz
Poor: 63%Average: 72.6% Great: 80%
Gaming 73%
Desktop 76%
Workstation 58%

Good average bench

The Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2 averaged 27.3% 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.


Avg. Memory Latency 86.2Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 94.3Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2 is just 17.2%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 485Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 480Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 8,536 samples)
Min Avg Max
76.4 Memory 86.2 94.1
73.9 1-Core 94.3 102
135 2-Core 181 203
72.2% 121 Pts
Min Avg Max
247 4-Core 321 379
357 8-Core 480 521
51.5% 401 Pts
Min Avg Max
376 64-Core 485 520
32.5% 485 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 96.2
1-Core 105
2-Core 209
81% 137 Pts
4-Core 395
8-Core 528
60% 462 Pts
64-Core 500
34% 500 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
Memory 91.7
1-Core 85
2-Core 174
71% 117 Pts
4-Core 321
8-Core 493
52% 407 Pts
64-Core 487
33% 487 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 54,508,139 CPUs tested.


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Gaming 27%
Desktop 79%
Workstation 23%

System: HP Z220 CMT Workstation

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $425

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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


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
Demand Based SwitchingYes
vPro TechYes
Identity Protection TechYes
Fast Memory AccessYes
Flex Memory AccessYes


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

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechYes


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3 months ago.


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


8 months ago.


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


12 months ago.

Worthiest CPU of Ivy Bridge right now!!


2 months ago.

E3-1230 V2 is superior to i5 3470

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