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Core i3-550 vs A6 9210


Description
The i3-550 is based on Westmere architecture while the 9210 is based on Excavator.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the i3-550 gets a score of 41.5 k points while the 9210 gets 25.2 k points.

Summarizing, the i3-550 is 1.6 times faster than the 9210. To get a proper comparison between both models, take a look to the data shown below.

Specs
CPUID
20655
670f00
Core
Clarkdale
Stoney Ridge
Architecture
Base frecuency
3.2 GHz
2.4 GHz
Boost frecuency
3.2 GHz
2.8 GHz
Socket
LGA 1156
Socket FP4
Cores/Threads
2/2
2/2
TDP
73 W
15 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
32+32 kB
kB
Cache L2
256 kB
1024 kB
Cache L3
4096 kB
0 kB
Date
May 2010
Jun 2016

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
i3-550
9210
Test#1 (Integers)
7919
4871 (-38.49%)
Test#2 (FP)
5373
10380 (93.19%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3181
2589 (-18.61%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2720
2383 (-12.38%)
TOTAL
19192
20223 (5.37%)

Multithread

i3-550

9210
Test#1 (Integers)
17202
7407 (-56.94%)
Test#2 (FP)
12718
11873 (-6.64%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8714
3351 (-61.54%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2861
2602 (-9.06%)
TOTAL
41495
25233 (-39.19%)

Performance/W
i3-550
9210
Test#1 (Integers)
236 points/W
494 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
174 points/W
792 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
119 points/W
223 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
39 points/W
173 points/W
TOTAL
568 points/W
1682 points/W

Performance/GHz
i3-550
9210
Test#1 (Integers)
2475 points/GHz
1740 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
1679 points/GHz
3707 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
994 points/GHz
925 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
850 points/GHz
851 points/GHz
TOTAL
5998 points/GHz
7222 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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