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Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor

( 4.9 Average / 10 Ratings )

Specifications

Manufacturer

Intel

Model

Xeon E3-1230 V3

Part #

BX80646E31230V3

Data Width

64-bit

Socket

LGA1150

Speed

3.3GHz

Cores

4

L1 Cache

4 x 32KB Instruction
4 x 32KB Data

L2 Cache

4 x 256KB

L3 Cache

1 x 8MB

Lithography

22 nm

Thermal Design Power

80 Watts

Includes CPU Cooler

Yes

Hyper-Threading

Yes

Integrated Graphics

No

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Reviews

from completed build Home Media Server

This CPU is a beast for the price. It seems to effortlessly chew through file compression. It handles multi-device multi-tasking quite well too (i.e. playing a movie, gaming, receiving a smartphone backup dump and compressing it; all at the same time). I would recommend it as a cheaper alternative to an i7. A couple of notes about Xeons; the E3 series is comparable to an i7 of the same generation (e.g. E3 V3 is Haswell, V2 is Ivy Bridge), none are unlocked for overclocking, and many of them don’t have an IGPU (nomenclature ending in 0 or 1). I point out the lack of IGPU for gamers that also record their sessions. Intel quick sync video requires the IGPU, and can be quite helpful for video encoding.

from completed build Epicambo's Very Red Machine

Extremely solid CPU, works very well for gaming. Not the best due to the low clock dialed in and limits framerate in CPU heavy games like ARMA 2. However handles everything else with ease.