Xeon E3-1231 v3 vs Xeon E5-2630L v3 benchmarks
In our benchmarks, the Xeon E5-2630L v3 beats the Xeon E3-1231 v3 in overall performance. Despite this, the Xeon E3-1231 v3 has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.
With info from our database, we find that the Xeon E5-2630L v3 has significantly more cores with 8 cores whereas the Xeon E3-1231 v3 has 4 cores. It also has more threads than the Xeon E3-1231 v3. These CPUs have different clock speeds. Indeed, the Xeon E3-1231 v3 has a significantly higher clock speed compared to the Xeon E5-2630L v3. Also, the Xeon E3-1231 v3 has a slightly higher turbo speed. The Xeon E5-2630L v3 outputs less heat than Xeon E3-1231 v3 thanks to a significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.
Most CPUs have more threads than cores. This technology, colloquially called hyperthreading, improves performance by splitting a core into multiple virtual ones. This provides more efficient utilisation of a core. Indeed, the Xeon E3-1231 v3 has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.