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Intel Xeon E3-1231V3 Haswell 3.4GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1150 80W BX80646E31231V3 Server Processor

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The Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1200 v3 product family-based entry servers are small business servers based on the Intel Xeon processor E3-1200 v3 product family that delivers outstanding performance at a great value, enabling small businesses to manage their IT investments smarter.


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


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  • Sean H.
  • 4/26/2015 1:57:39 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExactly what I needed

Pros: This CPU was a perfect combination of price, performance and efficiency for the server that I built.

Cons: none

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  • Jesse b.
  • 4/3/2015 9:00:20 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat for gaming with a GT970

Pros: with a "coolermaster" fan and case, I can run a new game on ultra GFX, stream files in the background and barely even see the loading screens. No overheating problems at all, not even hot air coming out the back/top

Cons: cant think of any

Other Thoughts: I wish they wouldn't list this as a "Server processor". Just because it doesn't have a GFX chip inside of the CPU. Up untill last year puting GFX chips in the CPU was nearly unheard of.

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  • aarin j.
  • 3/25/2015 12:33:18 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsUse for everythin

Pros: I use this cpu with an asrock z87 fatal1ty pro and r9 280. Gaming is sweet, I notice no issues, in photoshop and lightroom this cpu performs exactly as it should. As more multitasking programs take advantage of the cpu it will show later on.

Cons: I dont have any cons about the cpu. Maybe if I could OC it..lol. But really runs strong.

Other Thoughts: In reviews it performs lower than a 4770k. But take into account that this cpu is server and it is designed with certain features that are forced in the cpu.

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  • Jeff R.
  • 3/15/2015 1:19:39 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPowerful CPU

Pros: Lots of power, still able to air cool

Cons: none

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  • Lutz H.
  • 3/13/2015 7:21:01 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent

Pros: If you're building a server or workstation, this chip provides excellent value.

Every currently available CPU feature is included, from AES-NI for hardware crypto to TSX-NI which was broken on older chips. It also comes with the full complement of virtualization features Intel offers.

This chip is no compromise in features or performance.

Cons: Nothing bad to say.

Other Thoughts: Please realize this chip has no onboard graphics. For some server boards that expose only CPU graphics (like the Supermicro X10-SAE), you will need a graphics card to get any screen output.

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  • Kenneth S.
  • 2/4/2015 8:35:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat budget i7.

Pros: I've loved this processor from day one. Amazing performance for lower price.

Plays all my games without any hiccups. Some I've played on this include: AC unity, BF4, call of duty AW, and Final Fantasy XIV.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: This processor outperformed my expectations.

My Setup:
Msi gaming 3 Motherboard
Xeon e3-1231v3
Cooler master EVO 212 heatsink
G-skill Trident-X DDr3 2400 - 4x 4gb
Evga Gtx 970 SC 4gb
Samsung 850 pro - 240 gb ssd
Kingston v300 - 120 gb ssd
500 gb Seagate hdd
Corsair cx750m psu
Cooler Master HAF 912 case

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  • Sou L.
  • 2/1/2015 3:22:59 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsMore people should consider these for gaming+multipurpose rigs

Pros: 1. Runs cool (never went above 51°C) even with the stock Intel heat sink when gaming; however I used Arctic Silver 5 instead of the pre-applied thermal paste Intel uses, and I never did a Prime95 stress test. But I have heard of these things hitting 80°C (apparently 80°C is not harmful to the CPU) easily w/Intel stock heat sinks on Prime95.

2. Low wattage and lower heat output. It's meant to be on 24/7. Heck of a lot better than my 125W Phenom II X4 965BE. The Phenom never got over 65°C, but it needed a better heat sink and fan to even stay at that temperature because it outputted more heat.

2. The time it takes to compress/decompress a zip file using 7-Zip significantly decreased. It's insanely fast when using HT to compress or decompress zip files. I was able to compress 6GB of data into 1GB (your millage may very depending on the type of data) in under 3 minutes. My old AMD processor use to take anywhere from 15-20 minutes to do that.

3. Entry level i7 (aka Hyper Threading) performance for a bit more than i5 price, and because I will never get to overclock the Xeon E3-1231v3 I don't have to spend extra on high-end motherboards or cooling solutions. I'm running this on a budget H81 board and it's doing fine.

4. NO MORE GAME BOTTLENECKS! Well for the most part at least. All my games except Battlefield 4 runs smoothly with the processor, and the processor does not bottleneck the GPU even at 1440p resolutions with the settings cranked to maximum or near maximum.

Cons: 1. I'm not sure if it's just the server I play on or it's normal with BF4, but even with this cpu BF4 spikes constantly. The spikes cause micro-stutters at 1080p, but they are honestly negligible; however they still exist and if you really pay attention close enough you can notice the spikes causing minor fps dips. I still get ~60+fps average on 1080p with the Ultra preset. At 1440p the spikes becomes more noticeable, and I don't have a 4K monitor but I can only imagine what the spikes would look like with a 4K monitor.

Still the Xeon E3-1231 is way better than what I had before, which was an AMD Phenom II X4 965BE (my spikes were atrocious with that thing unless I set a 45fps cap), and the processor runs every other game I have flawlessly, but so did the Phenom.

Other Thoughts: 1. You can't OC the CPU. If you wanna OC the cpu get an i5-4690k instead. I've read an OC i5-4690K @4.5+GHz will perform the same, if not better than the Xeon E3-1231 w/HT enabled on multi-threaded applications, but do know you will need to buy higher end motherboards and an aftermarket heat sink/cooler. I think i5-4690Ks OC to 4.5GHz rather well with aftermarket parts and a high end motherboard.

2. Honestly, HT does little to benefit gaming if that is all you care about. You'd be much better getting an i5 if all you care about is gaming. I use the Xeon for CPU video encoding and solid works in addition to gaming so I need all the benefits I can.

3. Lower single core performance than an i5-4690k by about 3%. Not noticeable in real-world performance but it's still there. If you can get the E3-1241v3 then you'll get slightly better single core performance compared to the i5-4690k.

4. It has no iGPU, but that is not a problem for me because I prefer having a dGPU, and I have two spare dGPUs around in the event my main dGPU fails.

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  • Patricia L.
  • 1/27/2015 3:32:09 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMore people should consider these as gaming processors

Pros: 1. This is a great quadcore CPU with hyperthreading and a generous 8MB L3 cache. Very nice clockspeed for a locked processor too at 3.6GHz turbo with all cores loaded and 3.8GHz single core turbo.

2. In benchmarks this CPU has just a hair lower performance than an i7-4770. But I think it's a better value than the corresponding i7 if the lack of integrated graphics doesn't matter to you.

3. Games run incredibly on this CPU. If I turn off VSync this CPU keeps my GTX 970 pinned at 95%-100% GPU usage. It's a beautiful thing to have a CPU/GPU combo that allows me to run a locked 60FPS ultra on everything at 1080p.

4. My Xeon runs at a quite low voltage, even lower than what my Pentium G3258 ran at stock, and that was a sample that overclocked very well on the stock cooler. And with that my Xeon runs very cool on the stock cooler. The ambient temperature in my house is 75F, and this thing maxed out at 50 degrees C on a couple of cores (the other two were in the high 40s) in a long gaming session. When running Prime95 Small FFT it cracked 80C every once in a while, but mostly ran in the mid to high 70s. This is a lot more than I expected, as I have heard horror stories of Haswell quadcores (with AVX) getting up to 100C running Prime95 SmallFFT. Needless to say I'm very impressed by the temperatures on the stock cooler, and have no need to buy an aftermarket cooler. To me that's a huge plus to get i7 level performance on the stock cooler at very nice temperatures. Very budget friendly.

Cons: The only real con I could come up with is the lack of Intel QuickSync since this chip has no integrated graphics. So if you're someone who streams an i5 or an i7 will be a better choice for the Intel QuickSync video encoding.

Other Thoughts: I seem to have done very well in the silicon lottery with CPUs I have bought from newegg. My Pentium G3258 was capable of some pretty serious overclocks on the stock cooler, and now my Xeon E3 1231v3 seems to be a very good binned chip based on the temperatures and voltages it runs at. After running this chip through stress tests and gaming tests today after getting it, I think I got a great deal and can highly recommend this chip for gaming.

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  • Aaron R.
  • 1/6/2015 10:04:57 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsGreat CPU

Pros: * 4 Cores, 8 threads of Haswell speed (close match to an i7-4770)
* Stock cooler is adequate and has a copper core
* VT-D enabled

Cons: * No iGPU (no quick sync)
* Locked multiplier (obvious)
* Stock heatsink has allowed temps as high as 75C

Other Thoughts: I've done my fair share of builds, and I always try to find a good bang for the buck. I almost exclusively did AMD builds up and to a MAME machine I did which I needed less threads and higher IPC, so I did a dual core Intel Pentium G3220. I was amazed by that CPU, so I gave up on AMD (at least until they can release something semi-competitive to the IPC of the Sandy Bridge + core architecture). I also had a hard time not having 8 threads, since this is replacing a sandy bridge laptop with an i7. I got used to having 8 CPU graphs :-), so no i5 for me.

This CPU, as noted is basically an i7-4770 with a slightly lower turbo (3.8 rather than 3.9 GHz). Sure, I could have gone with a 4GHz i7, but the lower TDP, combined with a much lower price (about $60 less) make this a great CPU for the price. Don't get this CPU if you want to use 'on-board' graphics, as for Intel boards it uses the iGPU, which this CPU does not include. But for the gamer who doesn't care about overclocking this is a great value.

I'm using the stock cooler, which during winter months with lower ambient temps may be fine. Time will tell when ambient temps go up whether or not I will swap it out to something more potent.

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  • Carl J.
  • 12/28/2014 5:08:46 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsInstead of i7

Pros: Perfect for gamer and renderer
80w

Cons: Doesn't overclock (trivial)

Other Thoughts: As a gamer I wouldn't use the intel HD4600 graphics on the i-series chips, and I don't really benefit from overclocking, so I decided not to pay for those things. This E3 works as hard as an i7 at 3.4GHz for less cash, about the same as an i5, and without the features I won't use anyway. And it's low TDP too? How perfect can it get?

It runs on an H97 chipset mobo.

Xeon E3 1231 v3 3.4GHz
16GB Corsair Vengeance RAM 1600
Gigabyte GA-H97N-WIFI MB
240GB PNY Optima SSD
GIGABYTE GV-N970IXOC-4GD GPU
Corsair CS450M 450W 80-PLus Gold PSU
DIYPC HTPC-Cube Mini-ITX case

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