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Celeron D 331 vs Xeon E5506


Description
The 331 is based on NetBurst architecture while the E5506 is based on Nehalem.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the 331 gets a score of 0 k points while the E5506 gets 90.4 k points.

Summarizing, the E5506 is INF times faster than the 331. To get a proper comparison between both models, take a look to the data shown below.

Specs
CPUID
f41
106a5
Core
Prescott-256
Gainestown
Architecture
Base frecuency
2.667 GHz
2.133 GHz
Boost frecuency
2.667 GHz
2.133 GHz
Socket
LGA775
LGA 1366
Cores/Threads
1/1
4 /4
TDP
84 W
80 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
16 kB
64 kB
Cache L2
256 kB
256 kB
Cache L3
kB
4096 kB
Date
Jun 2005
March 2009

Non-optimized benchmark
The benchmark in Mode 0 (FPU) measures cpu performance with non-optimized software. It uses the basic µinstructions from the i386 architecture with the i387 floating point unit. This mode is compatible with all CPUs so it's practical to compare very different CPUs
Monothread
331
E5506
Test#1 (Integers)
1379
1206 (-12.55%)
Test#2 (FP)
2459
2754 (11.98%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
1194
1941 (62.51%)
Test#1 (Memory)
615
781 (26.93%)
TOTAL
5647
6681 (18.30%)

Multithread

331

E5506
Test#1 (Integers)
0
12246 (inf%)
Test#2 (FP)
0
25545 (inf%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
0
17097 (inf%)
Test#1 (Memory)
0
5008 (inf%)
TOTAL
0
59896 (inf%)

SSE3 optimized benchmark
The benchmark in mode I (SSE) is optimized for the use of SIMD instructions with 128 bits register and the SSE set up to version 3. Nearly every modern CPU has support for this mode.
Monothread
331
E5506
Test#1 (Integers)
1856
4477 (141.24%)
Test#2 (FP)
2957
2994 (1.24%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
1414
1808 (27.81%)
Test#1 (Memory)
619
692 (11.88%)
TOTAL
6847
9971 (45.64%)

Multithread

331

E5506
Test#1 (Integers)
0
41004 (inf%)
Test#2 (FP)
0
28167 (inf%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
0
17399 (inf%)
Test#1 (Memory)
0
3879 (inf%)
TOTAL
0
90449 (inf%)

Performance/W
331
E5506
Test#1 (Integers)
0 points/W
513 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
0 points/W
352 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
0 points/W
217 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
0 points/W
48 points/W
TOTAL
0 points/W
1131 points/W

Performance/GHz
331
E5506
Test#1 (Integers)
696 points/GHz
2099 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
1109 points/GHz
1404 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
530 points/GHz
847 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
232 points/GHz
325 points/GHz
TOTAL
2567 points/GHz
4675 points/GHz

Monothread performance graph
Monothread performance graphics gives the performance vs time. They are useful to measure the time it takes to the CPU to reach the maximum performance.

Usually, CPU's performance will be steady during these tests but if it has a slow frequency strategy, the first samples will show a lower score.


Test#1 (Integers) [points vs time]

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Test#2 (FP) [points vs time]

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Test#3 (Generic, ZIP) [points vs time]

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Test#1 (Memory) [points vs time]

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Multithread performance graph
Multithread graphs measure the performance against a heavy load during certain time.

If CPU's TDP doesn't limit the frequency and the machine is properly cooled, performance should remain steady vs time. Otherwise, the performance score will oscillate or decrease over time.


Test#1 (Integers) [points vs time]

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Test#2 (FP) [points vs time]

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Test#3 (Generic, ZIP) [points vs time]

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Test#1 (Memory) [points vs time]

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