Intel Core i7-3770 vs Xeon E3-1230 v2

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Intel Core i7-3770 advantages



Intel Core i7-3770
  • This processor has higher operating frequency than the Xeon E3-1230 v2.
  • In addition to 4 CPU cores, the microprocessor integrates HD 4000 graphics. This GPU can be used for casual gaming and 3D apps.

Intel Xeon E3-1230 v2 advantages



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  • The Xeon E3-1230 v2 is 10% more energy efficient than the i7-3770.
  • The Intel Xeon E3-1230 v2 is priced about 27% cheaper.

i7-3770 vs E3-1230 v2 specifications comparison

The charts below compare the most important Intel Xeon E3-1230 v2 and Intel Core i7-3770 features. These characteristics, together with an IPC (instructions per cycle) number, determine how well a CPU performs. The "Number of cores / threads" graph shows the number of cores (darker area). Lighter area on the graph represents the number of additional threads, provided by Hyper-Threading technology. The "Operating frequency" chart uses dark color to represent base frequency, whereas lighter area is for extra frequency, provided by Turbo feature. Darker area on the "On-chip cache" graph is for the On-chip L2 cache. Lighter area is for the L3 cache cache. Although the L3 cache cache is usually larger than the On-chip L2 cache, it is always slower.

The number of cores / threads
9
7.2
5.4
3.6
1.8
0
 
 
8
 
8
 
 
Higher is better
Operating frequency
5
4
3
2
1
0
 
 
3.9GHz
 
3.7GHz
 
 
Higher is better
On-chip L2 + L3 cache
10
8
6
4
2
0
 
 
9MB
 
9MB
 
 
Higher is better
Thermal Design Power
90
72
54
36
18
0
 
 
77W
 
69W
 
 
Lower is better
Current official price
400
320
240
160
80
0
 
 
$294
 
$215
 
 
Lower is better
 

  - Intel Core i7-3770       - Intel Xeon E3-1230 v2

Detailed side by side comparison of Intel Core i7-3770 vs Intel E3-1230 v2 specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab.


Pros and Cons summary

Core i7-3770 Xeon E3-1230 v2
General recommendations:
Clocked higher,
Comes with HD 4000 graphics
  General recommendations:
Lower power consumption,
Somewhat cheaper

Drawbacks:

Requires more power,
Higher official price
 

Drawbacks:

Operating frequency is lower,
Lacks on-chip GPU

Similar processors

Core i7-3770 Xeon E3-1230 v2
 

Similar microprocessors use the same socket and architecture as Core i7-3770 and Xeon E3-1230 v2.

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Specifications

Please visit Intel Core i7-3770 and Intel Xeon E3-1230 v2 pages for more complete specifications of both microprocessors.

 Intel Core i7-3770Intel Xeon E3-1230 v2
Market segmentDesktopServer
ManufacturerIntel
FamilyCore i7Xeon
Basic details
Model numberi7-3770E3-1230 v2
CPU part numberCM8063701211600CM8063701098101
Box part numberBX80637I73770
BXC80637I73770
BX80637E31230V2
Introduction dateApril 23, 2012May 14, 2012
Current official price$294 (as of Mar 2014)$215 (as of Mar 2014)
 
CPU features
Core nameIvy BridgeIvy Bridge-H2
Platform name Carlow
MicroarchitectureIvy Bridge
Technology (micron)0.022
Data width (bits)64
SocketSocket 1155
Frequency (MHz)34003300
Turbo Frequency (MHz)3900 / 3900 / 3800 / 37003700 / 3700 / 3600 / 3500
Clock Multiplier3433
L1 cache128 KB (code) / 128 KB (data)
L2 cache (KB)1024
L3 cache (KB)8192
TDP (Watt)7769
Cores4
Threads8
Multiprocessing1
 
Instruction set extensions
AES / Advanced Encryption Standard+
AMD64 / EM64T 64-bit technology+
AVX / Advanced Vector Extensions+
F16C / 16-bit Floating-Point conversion+
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
SSE4.1+
SSE4.2+
SSSE3 / Supplemental SSE3+
 
Supported technologies
Hyper-Threading+
PowerNow! / Enhanced SpeedStep+
Trusted Execution+
Turbo Core / Turbo Boost+
Virtualization+
Virus Protection / Execute Disable bit+
 
Integrated Graphics
GPU TypeHD 4000None
 
Integrated Memory Controller(s)
The number of controllers1
Memory channels2
Supported memoryDDR3-1333, DDR3-1600
Notes:

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For detailed specifications of "Intel Core i7-3770" or "Intel Xeon E3-1230 v2" parts please click on the links in the table header.

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