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Core i3-3217U vs Xeon X5670


Description
The i3-3217U is based on Ivy Bridge architecture while the X5670 is based on Westmere.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the i3-3217U gets a score of 32.8 k points while the X5670 gets 103.2 k points.

Summarizing, the X5670 is 3.1 times faster than the i3-3217U . To get a proper comparison between both models, take a look to the data shown below.

Specs
CPUID
306a9
206c2
Core
Ivy Bridge
Westmere-EP
Architecture
Base frecuency
1.8 GHz
2.933 GHz
Boost frecuency
1.8 GHz
3.333 GHz
Socket
BGA1023
LGA 1366
Cores/Threads
2 /2
6 /6
TDP
17 W
95 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
32+32 kB
64 kB
Cache L2
256 kB
256 kB
Cache L3
3072 kB
12288 kB
Date
Jun 2012
March 2010

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
i3-3217U
X5670
Test#1 (Integers)
5374
8389 (56.09%)
Test#2 (FP)
5254
5603 (6.63%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
2202
3350 (52.12%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2249
3017 (34.15%)
TOTAL
15081
20359 (35.00%)

Multithread

i3-3217U

X5670
Test#1 (Integers)
12458
44607 (258.08%)
Test#2 (FP)
12137
30967 (155.14%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
5519
19219 (248.25%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2637
8426 (219.56%)
TOTAL
32750
103219 (215.17%)

Performance/W
i3-3217U
X5670
Test#1 (Integers)
733 points/W
470 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
714 points/W
326 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
325 points/W
202 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
155 points/W
89 points/W
TOTAL
1926 points/W
1087 points/W

Performance/GHz
i3-3217U
X5670
Test#1 (Integers)
2986 points/GHz
2517 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
2919 points/GHz
1681 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
1224 points/GHz
1005 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
1250 points/GHz
905 points/GHz
TOTAL
8378 points/GHz
6108 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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