Intel Xeon E5-2430: specs and benchmarks

VS
Price now 151$
Games supported 82%
Intel Xeon E5-2430
Intel Xeon E5-2430
Buy
  • Interface
  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory
  • Memory type
  • Memory clock speed
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2012
Performance 4.47

Summary

Intel started Intel Xeon E5-2430 sales 14 May 2012 at a recommended price of $119. This is a Sandy Bridge-EN architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 6 cores and 12 threads, and is based on 32 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 2700 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is FCLGA1356 processor with a TDP of 95 Watt. It supports DDR3 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at

4.47%

of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 9654.

AMD EPYC 9654 EPYC 9654
Compare

General info

Xeon E5-2430 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating1217
Value for money0.96
Market segmentServer
Architecture codenameSandy Bridge-EN (2012)
Release date14 May 2012
(10 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$119of 305 (Core i7-870)
Current price$151 (1.3x MSRP)of 25332 (Xeon Platinum 8276L)
Value for money

To get the index we compare the characteristics of the processors and their cost, taking into account the cost of other processors.

  • 0
  • 50
  • 100

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 cores6 (Hexa-Core)
Threads12
Base clock speed2.2 GHzof 4.7 (Ryzen 9 7900X)
Boost clock speed2.7 GHzof 6 (Core i9-13900KS)
L1 cache64 KB (per core)of 1536 (EPYC Embedded 3401)
L2 cache256 KB (per core)of 12288 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
L3 cache15360 KB (shared)of 32768 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)
Chip lithography32 nmof 4 (Ryzen 9 7940HS)
Die size294 mm2
Number of transistors1,270 millionof 9900000 (Ryzen 9 7845HX)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-
Unlocked multiplier-

Compatibility

Information on Xeon E5-2430 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 configuration2of 8 (Xeon Platinum 8160M)
SocketFCLGA1356
Thermal design power (TDP)95 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Xeon E5-2430. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsIntel® AVX
AES-NI+
AVX+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+
Turbo Boost Technology1.0
Hyper-Threading Technology+
Idle States+
Thermal Monitoring+
Flex Memory Access-
Demand Based Switching+

Security technologies

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

TXT+
EDB+
Identity Protection-

Virtualization technologies

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

VT-d+
VT-x+
EPT+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Xeon E5-2430's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3of 5600 (Ryzen 9 7940HS)
Maximum memory size384 GBof 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)
Max memory channels3of 12 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
Maximum memory bandwidth32 GB/sof 281.6 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
ECC memory support+

Peripherals

Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe version3.0of 5 (EPYC 9654)
PCI Express lanes24of 128 (EPYC 7401)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Xeon E5-2430. 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.

Xeon E5-2430 4.47
  • Passmark
  • GeekBench 5 Single-Core
  • GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

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: 67%

Xeon E5-2430 5549

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: 37%

Xeon E5-2430 484

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: 37%

Xeon E5-2430 2866

Is Xeon E5-2430 good for gaming?

Relative perfomance

Overall Xeon E5-2430 performance compared to nearest competitors among server CPUs.


Similar processors

Here is our recommendation of several processors that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

AMD Opteron 6376 Opteron 6376
Compare
Intel Xeon E5-2643 Xeon E5 2643
Compare
Intel Xeon E5-1410 v2 Xeon E5 1410 v2
Compare
Intel Xeon E3-1270 Xeon E3 1270
Compare
Intel Xeon X5650 Xeon X5650
Compare
Intel Xeon E5-2620 Xeon E5 2620
Compare

Best GPUs for Xeon E5-2430

People consider these graphics cards to be good for Xeon E5-2430, according to our PC configuration statistics.

These are the fastest graphics cards for Xeon E5-2430 in our user configuration statistics. There is a total of 188 configurations based on Xeon E5-2430 in our database.

User rating

Here is the rating given to the reviewed processor by our users. Let others know your opinion by rating it yourself.


4.1 11 ratings

Rate Intel Xeon E5-2430 on a scale of 1 to 5:

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Questions and comments

Here you can ask a question about Xeon E5-2430, agree or disagree with our judgements, or report an error or mismatch.