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Core i3-550 vs Celeron E3300


Description
The i3-550 is based on Westmere architecture while the E3300 is based on Core.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the i3-550 gets a score of 41.5 k points while the E3300 gets 24.6 k points.

Summarizing, the i3-550 is 1.7 times faster than the E3300 . To get a proper comparison between both models, take a look to the data shown below.

Specs
CPUID
20655
1067a
Core
Clarkdale
Wolfdale
Architecture
Base frecuency
3.2 GHz
2.5 GHz
Socket
LGA 1156
LGA 775
Cores/Threads
2/2
2/2
TDP
73 W
65 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
32+32 kB
32+32 kB
Cache L2
256 kB
1024 kB
Cache L3
4096 kB
0 kB
Date
May 2010
August 2009

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
E3300
Test#1 (Integers)
7919
2898 (-63.40%)
Test#2 (FP)
5373
6377 (18.69%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3181
2585 (-18.72%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2720
1076 (-60.43%)
TOTAL
19192
12937 (-32.59%)

Multithread

i3-550

E3300
Test#1 (Integers)
17202
5755 (-66.54%)
Test#2 (FP)
12718
12670 (-0.38%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8714
5158 (-40.81%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2861
1014 (-64.56%)
TOTAL
41495
24597 (-40.72%)

Performance/W
i3-550
E3300
Test#1 (Integers)
236 points/W
89 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
174 points/W
195 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
119 points/W
79 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
39 points/W
16 points/W
TOTAL
568 points/W
378 points/W

Performance/GHz
i3-550
E3300
Test#1 (Integers)
2475 points/GHz
1159 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
1679 points/GHz
2551 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
994 points/GHz
1034 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
850 points/GHz
431 points/GHz
TOTAL
5998 points/GHz
5175 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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