[citation][nom]ankit0x1[/nom]atleast 16 core is needed[/citation]
[citation][nom]thecolorblue[/nom]still at 4 cores = pathetic Intel, really pathetic[/citation]
Come on guys, this is the Xeon E3 family meant for small servers and workstations. They have good value too. E3-1230V2, for example, has the performance close to i7-3770 and the price of an i5.
On the other hand, the Ivy-Bridge EP based Xeon E5s are rumored to have 10 cores / 20 threads, the EX based Xeon E7s, 15 cores / 30 threads.