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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 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
# of Cores
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
Cooling Device
Cooling device not included - Processor Only

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • Jeff R.
  • 9/24/2014 4:55:26 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat CPU

Pros: Powerful

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: If you are installing into an older Supermicro, the BIOS will have to be updated, which will require an older CPU. Luckily I had a 1230-v1.

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  • Paul S.
  • 8/16/2014 2:20:40 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsOustanding performance at a great price!

Pros: -Runs cold
-Super fast
-Extremely reliable
-i7 performance without the price tag

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: I purchased this to replace the i3-3220 in my NAS. The difference is night and day. I do a lot of audio and video converting and this converts the files without even breaking a sweat in half the time of the i3!. It runs extremely cool with the stock heatsink as well, so no need for a large bulky aftermarket cooler.

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  • Michael B.
  • 8/6/2014 10:46:48 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsXEON E3-1230V2

Pros: Best choice for building a first or upgrade Ivy Bridge based workstation. Price of unit was the determining factor. At $100 less than a i7-3770, but has all the toys - less 100 mhz. And a few more instructions, too. If BIOS is set correctly, this unit will ramp up 2 cores to 3.7GHZ or all 4 to 3.5 GHZ, then idle back down to 1.6 GHZ in a "not so busy" state, idling at just 12 watts! Stock cooler works just fine even when benchmarking some games. Highest temp was 65c after 10 minutes stress test. Normal work like email, word docs, spreadsheets, etc. just fly. Google maps, animated weather maps, etc. also zip along. No hesitation. Runs WEI @7.7. Running on a MSI Z77A-G43 MB. Make sure your MB supports XEON. Absolutely the best bang for your buck, and its $5 less now than when I bought it. Thank you, Newegg!

Cons: Not really a CON, but, make no mistake. If you just replace your current CPU with this unit, you MUST reload your O/S. Best if your doing a new/fresh build.

Other Thoughts: Just do it. Super power for cheap!

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  • Joshua A.
  • 7/31/2014 6:42:56 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery happy with this CPU

Pros: I order this board for my new FreeNAS build, it comes highly rated on their forums, and for good reason.

- Strong and efficient CPU, with plenty of processing power
- Good price to performance ratio
- Low TDP
- Good OEM heatsink and fan

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: There is a good reason this has a 5 star rating and everyone leaves good reviews.

Paired this with:
SUPERMICRO X9SCM-F
Crucial 16GB (2 x 8GB) CT2KIT102472BD160B

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  • Ryan B.
  • 5/22/2014 3:48:42 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGaming BEAST

Pros: Just as fast as my Haswel i7 stock, but lower TDP. AND CHEAPER! I went with this ivybridge model as it was faster than the haswel ones with the turbo clock. You can over clock them a little bit via the bus, but don't expect to get too much out of it. I got mine up to 3.9ghz, was trying to go for 4 but it just wasn't gonna happen. Still my fire strike score with 2 290X cards is over 15000. Not bad at all for a 200 some dollar CPU.

Cons: Locked multiplier, but meh

Other Thoughts: I wasn't sure about Xeon for gaming, but if you can live without overclocking your cpu, this thing FLYS at stock speeds. and the Case badge is just super sick seeing XEON, specially in CPU-Z

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  • Brad W.
  • 5/16/2014 4:47:09 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat CPU

Pros: Don't have much to say that hasn't been said already, this is a fantastic CPU. Power consumption and heat are low, and speed is high. Using it for a FreeBSD box now and about to buy a second for a new Windows Server box.

Cons: None.

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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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