Intel Xeon E3-1230 v3: specs and benchmarks

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Summary

Intel started Xeon E3-1230 v3 sales 2 June 2013 at a recommended price of $240. This is a Haswell-WS 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 DDR3 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 4.41% of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX.

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General info

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

Place in performance ranking1219
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Value for money1.45
Market segmentServer
SeriesXeon (Desktop)
Architecture codenameHaswell-WS (2013)
Release date2 June 2013 (10 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$240of 305 (Core i7-870)
Current price$317 (1.3x MSRP)of 17802 (Threadripper PRO 7995WX)
Value for money

Performance per price, higher is better.

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 cores4 (Quad-Core)
Threads8
Base clock speed3.3 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed3.7 GHzof 6 (Core i9-13900KS)
L1 cache64 KB (per core)of 7475.2 (Apple M2 Pro 10-Core)
L2 cache256K (per core)of 36864 (Apple M2 Max)
L3 cache8 MB (shared)of 768 (EPYC 7373X)
Chip lithography22 nmof 3 (Apple M3 Max 16-Core)
Die size160 mm2
Number of transistors1,400 millionof 9900000 (Ryzen 5 7645HX)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-
Unlocked multiplier-

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 configuration1of 8 (Opteron 842)
SocketFCLGA1150
Power consumption (TDP)80 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

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 extensionsIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
AES-NI+
AVX+
vPro+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+
Turbo Boost Technology2.0
Hyper-Threading Technology+
TSX+
Idle States+
Thermal Monitoring+
Flex Memory Access+
SIPP+
Fast Memory Access+
StatusDiscontinued

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 typesDDR3of 5600 (Ryzen 9 7940HS)
Maximum memory size32 GBof 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)
Max memory channels2of 12 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
Maximum memory bandwidth25.6 GB/sof 460.8 (EPYC 9124)
ECC memory support+

Peripherals

Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe version3.0of 5 (Core i9-12900K)
PCI Express lanes16of 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.


Combined synthetic benchmark 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.

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.

Benchmark coverage: 68%

Xeon E3-1230 v3 6801

GeekBench 5 Single-Core

GeekBench 5 Single-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses only a single CPU core.

Benchmark coverage: 40%

Xeon E3-1230 v3 1130

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses all available CPU cores.

Benchmark coverage: 40%

Xeon E3-1230 v3 3693

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.

Benchmark coverage: 20%

Xeon E3-1230 v3 5506

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.

Benchmark coverage: 19%

Xeon E3-1230 v3 21708

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.

Benchmark coverage: 19%

Xeon E3-1230 v3 7996

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.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

Xeon E3-1230 v3 8

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 15 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R15 which uses all the processor threads.

Benchmark coverage: 15%

Xeon E3-1230 v3 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.

Benchmark coverage: 15%

Xeon E3-1230 v3 145

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.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

Xeon E3-1230 v3 1.66

Geekbench 3 32-bit single-core

Benchmark coverage: 5%

Xeon E3-1230 v3 3507

Geekbench 3 32-bit multi-core

Benchmark coverage: 5%

Xeon E3-1230 v3 13527

Mining hashrates

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

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 45 Mh/s  

Gaming performance

Relative perfomance

Overall Xeon E3-1230 v3 performance compared to nearest competitors among server CPUs.


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Recommended GPUs

People consider these graphics cards to be good for Xeon E3-1230 v3, according to our PC configuration statistics.

These are the fastest graphics cards for Xeon E3-1230 v3 in our user configuration statistics. There is a total of 1774 configurations based on Xeon E3-1230 v3 in our database.

RTX 4090 GeForce RTX 4090
0.4% (7/1774)
RTX 4070 Ti GeForce RTX 4070 Ti
0.06% (1/1774)
RX 7900 XT Radeon RX 7900 XT
0.06% (1/1774)
RTX 3080 Ti GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
0.3% (5/1774)
RTX 4070 GeForce RTX 4070
0.06% (1/1774)
RTX 3070 Ti GeForce RTX 3070 Ti
0.06% (1/1774)
RTX 3060 Ti GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
0.4% (7/1774)
RTX 4060 GeForce RTX 4060
0.1% (2/1774)
RTX 2080 GeForce RTX 2080
0.06% (1/1774)
RX 6700 Radeon RX 6700
0.06% (1/1774)

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