Intel Xeon E3-1230 V5 Review

Test Setup, Clock Speeds and Temperatures

Intel Xeon E3-1230 V5 Review

Test Setup

Intel Xeon E3-1230 V5
ASUS E3 Pro Gaming V5
2666MHz Corsair LPX
nVidia GTX980
Corsair RM1000i
Corsair Neutron GTX
Corsair H110i GT
Windows 10

Clock Speeds

As you can't overclock the Xeon we went down the route of trying to undervolt it as much as possible to keep the power draw and temperatures as low as we could. Such is the quality of the Intel design we managed to drop it from 1.25V down to a very low 1.05V. Impressive stuff.

Intel Xeon E3-1230 V5 Review  

Intel Xeon E3-1230 V5 Review  

Temperatures

With the undervolt in place the temperatures of the Xeon E3-1230 V5 are about as low as you're ever likely to see from a 3.8GHz Hyperthreaded Quad Core CPU. Under the OCCT stress test we only saw 49°C. You could probably keep this processor cool by blowing on it now and again.

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Most Recent Comments

21-03-2016, 07:49:51

WYP
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Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
All the performance of an Intel Core i7-6700K for the price of a i5-6600K. Too good to be true?
I'm looking forward to reading this.

http://www.quickmeme.com/img/7f/7fa6...56cfd02d12.jpgQuote

21-03-2016, 09:35:53

Fetchez La Vache
As a 3D designer who also has a Xeon E3 1230v3 on a Z87 board I'm a bit "meh" about it due to the chipset limitations. At least with the older Xeon setups Z87/97 there was an upgrade path to an unlocked 4770/4790K if you couldnt afford them to begin with but wanted the extra threads. Now you'll have to buy a new mobo as well.

Also a £50 price increase from the previous generation (i paid £180 of my 1230v3), really Intel?

With the frankly silly prices of Skylake the 5820K still looks to be the chip of choice for me in terms of productivity gains for the extra price, pluss the benefits of X99.Quote

21-03-2016, 10:34:37

Wraith
Did Intel fall asleep at some point? The purpose of this CPU has been lost somewhere... Price, Speed, Cores, Threads, Chipset requirements...

I'm confused? Just who is this aimed at? I think Intel need to reevaluate their logic gates Xeons used to be a nice alternative to i5 or i7 but the E3-1230V5 seems to live in a world of its own. It's a Limbo CPU.Quote

21-03-2016, 10:58:18

Fetchez La Vache
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wraith View Post
Did Intel fall asleep at some point? The purpose of this CPU has been lost somewhere... Price, Speed, Cores, Threads, Chipset requirements...

I'm confused? Just who is this aimed at? I think Intel need to reevaluate their logic gates Xeons used to be a nice alternative to i5 or i7 but the E3-1230V5 seems to live in a world of its own. It's a Limbo CPU.
The cynic in me would suggest they are purposefully making it a bit unatractive to people who want threads on a budget by steering them in the direction of a 6700 non K - cheaper than the K but not as much as the Xeon ? I wonder if they were worried the previous gen was canabalising sales of the non K chips?Quote

21-03-2016, 11:22:38

WYP
Intel it seems simply wanted to take away the cheap Xeon from budget/consumer oriented CPU chipsets, so they created the C326 (or whatever it is called) chipset.

This move from Intel mean that consumers will need to buy a Server grade motherboard with these CPUs, making the CPUs much less attractive purchases.

If you could use these Xeon CPUs with a lower price motherboards they might be an attractive option, but right now I can easily buy Z170 boards for under £100 or less if I go for a non-overclocking socket.Quote
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