Intel Xeon E3-1230 v3: specs and benchmarks

Intel Xeon E3-1230 v3

Summary

Intel started Intel Xeon E3-1230 v3 sales 2 June 2013 at a recommended price of $240. This is Haswell architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 4 cores and 8 threads, and is based on 22 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 3700 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is FCLGA1150 processor with a TDP of 80 Watt. It supports DDR3L-1333, DDR3L-1600 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 7.72 percent of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7763.

General info

Of Xeon E3-1230 v3 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

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Value for money (0-100)
2.27
 
Market segment
Server
 
Series
Xeon (Desktop)
 
Architecture codename
Haswell
 
Launch date
2 June 2013 (8 years ago)
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$240
 
Price now
$301 (1.3x MSRP)
 

Technical specs

Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores
4 (Quad-Core)
 
Threads
8
 
Base clock speed
3.3 GHz
 
of 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed
3.7 GHz
 
L1 cache
64 KB (per core)
 
of 896 (Atom C3950)
L2 cache
256K (per core)
 
L3 cache
8 MB (shared)
 
Chip lithography
22 nm
 
of 5 (Apple M1)
Die size
160 mm2
 
Number of transistors
1,400 million
 
of 16000 (Apple M1)
64 bit support
+
 

Compatibility

Information on Xeon E3-1230 v3 compatibility with other computer components and devices: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
Socket
FCLGA1150
 
Thermal design power (TDP)
80 Watt
 

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Xeon E3-1230 v3. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
 
AES-NI
+
 
AVX
+
 
vPro
+
 
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
Turbo Boost Technology
2.0
 
Hyper-Threading Technology
+
 
TSX
+
 
Idle States
+
 
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
Flex Memory Access
+
 
SIPP
+
 
Fast Memory Access
+
 

Security technologies

Processor technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT
+
 
EDB
+
 
Secure Key
+
 
Identity Protection
+
 
OS Guard
+
 
Anti-Theft
+
 

Virtualization technologies

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.

AMD-V
+
 
VT-d
+
 
VT-x
+
 
EPT
+
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Xeon E3-1230 v3's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory types
DDR3L-1333, DDR3L-1600
 
of 4266 (Ryzen 9 4900H)
Maximum memory size
32 GB
 
Max memory channels
2
 
Maximum memory bandwidth
25.6 GB/s
 
ECC memory support
+
 

Peripherals

Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe version
3.0
 
PCI Express lanes
16
 
of 128 (EPYC 7551P)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Xeon E3-1230 v3. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

7.72

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

Cinebench R10 is an ancient ray tracing benchmark for processors by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. Its single core version uses just one CPU thread to render a futuristic looking motorcycle.

5506

3DMark06 CPU

3DMark06 is a discontinued DirectX 9 benchmark suite from Futuremark. Its CPU part contains two scenarios, one dedicated to artificial intelligence pathfinding, another to game physics using PhysX package.

7996

Geekbench 3 32-bit multi-core

13527

Geekbench 3 32-bit single-core

3507

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 15 Multi Core (sometimes called Multi-Thread) is a variant of Cinebench R15 which uses all the processor threads.

729

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

Cinebench R15 (standing for Release 15) is a benchmark made by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. It was superseded by later versions of Cinebench, which use more modern variants of Cinema 4D engine. The Single Core version (sometimes called Single-Thread) only uses a single processor thread to render a room full of reflective spheres and light sources.

145

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 11.5 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R11.5 which uses all the processor threads. A maximum of 64 threads is supported in this version.

7.9

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

Cinebench R11.5 is an old benchmark by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. It was superseded by later versions of Cinebench, which use more modern variants of Cinema 4D engine. The Single Core version loads a single thread with ray tracing to render a glossy room full of crystal spheres and light sources.

1.66

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 10 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R10 using all the processor threads. Possible number of threads is limited by 16 in this version.

21708

Passmark

Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

6778

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Xeon E3-1230 v3. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
45 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Xeon E3-1230 v3 is for a gaming PC, compared with system requirements of some popular titles. Remember that sometimes official hardware requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

This processor matches 100% minimum and 95% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
100%
Recommended
95%
Minimum
100%
Recommended
95%

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