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Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2 Ivy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 69W Quad-Core Server Processor BX80637E31230V2

  • 22 nm Ivy Bridge
  • 4 x 256KB L2 Cache
  • 8MB L3 Cache
  • 69W
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Increased business responsiveness starts with server performance. Replacing a server based on a 4+ year old desktop platform with a server based on the Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1200 product family will bring your business up to 5.9x better performance on real applications, making refresh an easy decision. With up to 81% better energy efficiency and up to 31% better performance than a prior generation Intel® Xeon® processor based server, a server based on the Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1200 product family is a smart investment.


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General

Brand
Intel
Series
Intel Xeon E3 Family
Model
BX80637E31230V2

CPU Socket Type

CPU Socket Type
LGA 1155

Tech Spec

Core Name
Ivy Bridge
Multi-Core
Quad-Core
Name
Xeon E3-1230 V2
Operating Frequency
3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo)
L2 Cache
4 x 256KB
L3 Cache
8MB
Manufacturing Tech
22 nm
64-Bit Support
Yes
Hyper-Threading Support
Yes
Virtualization Technology Support
Yes
Thermal Design Power
69W

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Hong J.
  • 4/16/2014 3:07:37 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFantastic CPU

Pros: -Outstanding price to performance ratio, unmatched among Intel CPUs except for the Haswell E3-1230 V3
-Lower TDP without useless HD 4000 iGPU
-Xeon reliability
-Hyper-Threading
-3770 perf at 3570 price

Cons: -Fully locked multiplier (not even partially locked like 3770)
-Wildly varying PPD in F@H
-Slightly inferior performance to 3770, though can't complain because of the price

Other Thoughts: I got this CPU after initially deciding to use my old 3770, but after having to throw that in another PC this was the perfect replacement for the i7 for $100 less. Rocking this baby in a Asrock Z77 Extreme3 and cooled by a trusty NH-U9B SE2, its 69W TDP helps it stay under 55°C at maximum load. Super stable, super fast (also helped by Win 8.1 Update 1), would definitely recommend its Haswell successor based on the IVB's performance.

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  • Kurt S.
  • 3/26/2014 10:34:49 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsfollowup-correction

Pros: Runs fantastic.

Cons: not a con. just wanted to correct my faulty review below. Determined my Z68 motherboard had a damaged ps-2 port that was intermittently throwing a monkey wrench in things...would suddenly get weird mouse cursors accompanied with freezes...(that's what i get for tripping over my keyboard cord for the nth time! Broke the port loose)...
Dropped the processor in my son's $75 Gigabyte B75 chipset board...with a TX-3 cooler...the thing Screams in his cheapo gaming
rig! ( Hyperthreading turned off, otherwise stock voltage control, w. 8 gb ddr3 1600 memory / XMP Profile1.9-9-8-24 2T. Stays at 1.5 v. No worries, -VTT doesn't actually get changed...) Could use a bit bigger cooler, sure, but kinda fun hearing the little fan rev up in there!

Other Thoughts: These Intel's aren't shy about basking in a little heat (!), then throttle back down to cool off and save energy without missing a lick.

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  • Kurt S.
  • 3/15/2014 8:12:42 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggssuper cool

Pros: I have owned several 2nd and 3rd gen i-series processors (including a beloved i7-2400K overclocked to 4.2 ghz)). This one holds the crown for cool, quiet efficiency at quite an appreciable level of performance. If you want a processor which will most likely run forever all 8 threads loaded to the max running at 3.5 ghz (little need for upgrading the provided stock cooler,) with all the low voltage ddr3 1600 ram you can throw at it, and you aren't concerned with having onboard Intel graphics (HD 4000 can sometimes prove tricky to implement in some situations) this processor would seem to be the performance vs.value King.

Cons: One star taken off as I wanted to bring to people's attention that this processor did give me minor problems testing on the two regular gamer-type boards I tried, with three different sets of Corsair and Crucial ram - until I turned off EIST in bios (Gigabyte GA-Z68AP-D3.) This seemed to alleviate what I initially felt were memory compatibility issues. Now it is running as smooth as silk with all other bios settings left normal. Speed Step and Turbo seemingly still work unchanged/as before. In fairness, this IS a processor designed for a server board...

Other Thoughts: This thing runs ridiculously cool (CoolerMaster Hyper 212) -you hardly know it's on!

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  • Tom M.
  • 3/10/2014 9:45:38 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Extensions for encryption and virtualization, only 69W.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: This is a great chip. It even beats the third generation, the lower power draw and lower price more than makes up for the marginally higher clock speed. The 1220 is a little cheaper, but gives up hyperthreading.

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  • Henry M.
  • 2/10/2014 7:55:12 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsSemi-Burned out

Pros: Cheap, Hyperthreading, Virtualization extensions

Cons: CPU is acting weird now and not all features work. The system boot loops when it starts doing any real work(usually when it starts loading the OS). If I disable the Turboboost and SpeedStep features, the CPU works fine.

Other Thoughts: I originally used this in a Tech Lab setup as a VM Host, but since it isn't as reliable now, it has been "downgraded" to a NAS system.

So it still works for my needs, but this system is primarily a NAS now which does some occasional video encoding/conversion, so would be nice if SpeedStep was working so it wasn't using as much power when it is just hosting files... I don't really want to underclock it manually(which I can) due to the need for the extra speed for the conversions. Luckily this CPU isn't too power hungry, so it still works for what it does.

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  • C B.
  • 2/3/2014 10:23:58 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIt's... so... beautiful...!

Pros: I would give it 7 eggs if I could.

All cores get busy in a hurry, especially when gaming. But it sips power and behaves like an i7 with virtualization.

I'm glad I read about this. I'm using this in an MSI Z77MA-G45 for gaming along with a GTX-760.

The Windows Experience Index calls this proc my weakest link @7.7.

Cons: 01 Steal a dog from your local park. A nice one but not too nice.

02 Walk into a pub and complain to the barman about money problems and how you'd sell this rare, prizewinning hunting spaniel in a moment to be able to make ends meet.

03 Ask the barman to watch the dog and go up the road a while.

04 Have your mate come in after you and offer to buy the dog for tons of money.

05 Return later and reiterate your willingness to sell the dog - the barman will try to take advantage of your financial woes in obtaining this "prizewinning" dog from you for nothing so he can punt it on to your friend for huge money.

06 Take his money and leave

07 Split it with your friend.

/con

Other Thoughts: I'm glad I bought this.

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  • Trevor E.
  • 1/16/2014 2:11:16 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFantastic

Pros: i7 performance, at an i5 price. Love this thing, use it for a machine that primarily games and multimedia creation, super fast at everything.

Cons: No onboard video, but it is worthless to me. Ummm. Stock cooler is garbage. It'll work in a pinch though.

Other Thoughts: Using an after market cooler (Cooler master Evo) the processor idles at 19-25 C and under full load never exceeds 55 C. Also, the power usage is phenomenal - Normally total power draw from the plug is 120 watts with an amd r9 280x.

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  • Nick P.
  • 1/15/2014 7:17:39 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood So Far

Pros: Works flawlessly with MSI Z77A-G41. No issues so far. Core i7 performance, with i5 price!

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I have not done any form of overclock attempt and I don't think i need to.

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  • Yueqi H.
  • 12/23/2013 10:16:40 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood

Pros: High speed, twice faster than my previous AMD X4 945 based on my computational material analysis,

Low price, i5 price and i7 PERFORMANCE

Cons: The stock fan is noise and low performance.

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  • Ben S.
  • 12/10/2013 7:44:48 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMarry me, Miss Xeon

Pros: Great performance. Upgraded from i5 to the Xeon and the difference is stunning. My machine is generally used for Photoshop, video editing, gaming, VM host with LAMP and VOIP server. Doesn't even break a sweat. Web pages are served lightning fast which somehow was a problem with the i5. Highly recommend this processor over the i7, which is more expensive and uses more electricity but comes with graphics integrated. I have my own video card so no reason to pay more.

Cons: Nothing so far. 6 months in and I'm still very pleased with this CPU.

Other Thoughts: I couldn't believe it when I saw the Xeon was so much cheaper than the i7, and when I found the only real difference to be the graphics I jumped at it. Couldn't be happier unless it did the dishes.

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