Intel Core i3-2100T vs Intel Xeon E3-1230 v3

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Intel Core i3-2100T CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Xeon E3-1230 v3
Intel Core i3-2100T Intel Xeon E3-1230 v3

CPU comparison

Intel Core i3-2100T or Intel Xeon E3-1230 v3 - which processor is faster? In this comparison we look at the differences and analyze which of these two CPUs is better. We compare the technical data and benchmark results.

The Intel Core i3-2100T has 2 cores with 4 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 2.50 GHz. Up to 32 GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i3-2100T was released in Q1/2011.

The Intel Xeon E3-1230 v3 has 4 cores with 8 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.70 GHz. The CPU supports up to 32 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The Intel Xeon E3-1230 v3 was released in Q2/2013.
Intel Core i3 (205) Family Intel Xeon E3 (43)
Intel Core i 2000 (28) CPU group Intel Xeon E3 v3 (15)
2 Generation 4
Sandy Bridge S Architecture Haswell S
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Core i3-2100T is a 2 core processor with a clock frequency of 2.50 GHz. The Intel Xeon E3-1230 v3 has 4 CPU cores with a clock frequency of 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz).

Intel Core i3-2100T Characteristic Intel Xeon E3-1230 v3
2 Cores 4
4 Threads 8
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? No
2.50 GHz Frequency 3.30 GHz
-- Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 3.70 GHz
-- Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 3.70 GHz

NPU AI performance

The performance values of the processor's AI unit. The isolated NPU performance is specified here, the total AI performance (NPU+CPU+iGPU) can be higher. Processors with support for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors.

Intel Core i3-2100T Characteristic Intel Xeon E3-1230 v3
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

The integrated graphics unit of a processor is not only responsible for the pure image output on the system, but can also significantly increase the efficiency of the system with the support of modern video codecs.

Intel HD Graphics 2000 GPU no iGPU
0.65 GHz GPU frequency --
1.10 GHz GPU (Turbo) --
6 GPU Generation --
32 nm Technology
2 Max. displays
6 Compute units --
48 Shader --
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
2 GB Max. GPU Memory --
10.1 DirectX Version --

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

Intel HD Graphics 2000 GPU no iGPU
No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
Decode / Encode Codec h264 No
No Codec VP9 No
No Codec VP8 No
No Codec AV1 No
Decode / Encode Codec AVC No
Decode Codec VC-1 No
No Codec JPEG No

Memory & PCIe

The Intel Core i3-2100T supports a maximum of 32 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The Intel Xeon E3-1230 v3 can connect up to 32 GB of memory in 2 memory channels.

Intel Core i3-2100T Characteristic Intel Xeon E3-1230 v3
DDR3-1333 Memory DDR3-1600
32 GB Max. Memory 32 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
21.3 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 25.6 GB/s
No ECC Yes
-- L2 Cache --
3.00 MB L3 Cache 8.00 MB
2.0 PCIe version --
16 PCIe lanes --
8.0 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth --

Thermal Management

The TDP (Thermal Design Power) of a processor specifies the required cooling solution. The Intel Core i3-2100T has a TDP of 35 W, that of the Intel Xeon E3-1230 v3 is 80 W.

Intel Core i3-2100T Characteristic Intel Xeon E3-1230 v3
35 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 80 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The Intel Core i3-2100T has a 3.00 MB cache, while the Intel Xeon E3-1230 v3 cache has a total of 8.00 MB.

Intel Core i3-2100T Characteristic Intel Xeon E3-1230 v3
32 nm Technology 22 nm
Monolithic Chip design Monolithic
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2
LGA 1155 Socket LGA 1150
VT-x, VT-x EPT Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Linux
Q1/2011 Release date Q2/2013
132 $ Release price 210 $
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 2 CPU benchmarks
Intel Core i3-2100T (41%)
Intel Xeon E3-1230 v3 (100%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 3 CPU benchmarks
Intel Core i3-2100T (24%)
Intel Xeon E3-1230 v3 (100%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i3-2100T Intel Core i3-2100T
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
484 (49%)
Intel Xeon E3-1230 v3 Intel Xeon E3-1230 v3
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
983 (100%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core i3-2100T Intel Core i3-2100T
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
1128 (30%)
Intel Xeon E3-1230 v3 Intel Xeon E3-1230 v3
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
3754 (100%)

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
Intel Core i3-2100T Intel Core i3-2100T
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
394 (32%)
Intel Xeon E3-1230 v3 Intel Xeon E3-1230 v3
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
1217 (100%)

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
Intel Core i3-2100T Intel Core i3-2100T
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
836 (20%)
Intel Xeon E3-1230 v3 Intel Xeon E3-1230 v3
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
4108 (100%)

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
Intel Core i3-2100T Intel Core i3-2100T
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
1492 (22%)
Intel Xeon E3-1230 v3 Intel Xeon E3-1230 v3
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
6777 (100%)

Cinebench 2024 (Single-Core)

The Cinebench 2024 benchmark is based on the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxon's 3D program Cinema 4D. The benchmark runs are each 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
Intel Core i3-2100T Intel Core i3-2100T
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Xeon E3-1230 v3 Intel Xeon E3-1230 v3
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
54 (100%)

Cinebench 2024 (Multi-Core)

The Multi-Core test of the Cinebench 2024 benchmark uses all cpu cores to render using the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxons Cinema 4D. The benchmark run is 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
Intel Core i3-2100T Intel Core i3-2100T
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Xeon E3-1230 v3 Intel Xeon E3-1230 v3
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
241 (100%)

Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i3-2100T Intel Core i3-2100T
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Xeon E3-1230 v3 Intel Xeon E3-1230 v3
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
334 (100%)

Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core i3-2100T Intel Core i3-2100T
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Xeon E3-1230 v3 Intel Xeon E3-1230 v3
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
1555 (100%)

iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.
Intel Core i3-2100T Intel Core i3-2100T
Intel HD Graphics 2000 @ 1.10 GHz
106 (100%)
Intel Xeon E3-1230 v3 Intel Xeon E3-1230 v3
@ 0.00 GHz
0 (0%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
Intel Core i3-2100T Intel Core i3-2100T
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Xeon E3-1230 v3 Intel Xeon E3-1230 v3
4C 8T @ 3.30 GHz
1899 (100%)

Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i3-2100T Intel Core i3-2100T
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Xeon E3-1230 v3 Intel Xeon E3-1230 v3
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
144 (100%)

Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core i3-2100T Intel Core i3-2100T
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Xeon E3-1230 v3 Intel Xeon E3-1230 v3
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
722 (100%)

Devices using this processor

Intel Core i3-2100T Intel Xeon E3-1230 v3
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