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Core i3-550 vs Celeron N3450


Description
The i3-550 is based on Westmere architecture while the N3450 is based on Goldmont.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the i3-550 gets a score of 41.5 k points while the N3450 gets 39.3 k points.

Summarizing, the i3-550 is 1.1 times faster than the N3450. To get a proper comparison between both models, take a look to the data shown below.

Specs
CPUID
20655
506c9
Core
Clarkdale
Apollo Lake
Architecture
Base frecuency
3.2 GHz
1.1 GHz
Boost frecuency
3.2 GHz
2.2 GHz
Socket
LGA 1156
BGA1296
Cores/Threads
2/2
4/4
TDP
73 W
6 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
32+32 kB
4x32+4x24 kB
Cache L2
256 kB
2x1024 kB
Cache L3
4096 kB
kB
Date
May 2010
August 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
N3450
Test#1 (Integers)
7919
5953 (-24.83%)
Test#2 (FP)
5373
3454 (-35.71%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3181
1922 (-39.57%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2720
1781 (-34.51%)
TOTAL
19192
13110 (-31.69%)

Multithread

i3-550

N3450
Test#1 (Integers)
17202
21382 (24.29%)
Test#2 (FP)
12718
9838 (-22.64%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8714
5250 (-39.75%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2861
2862 (0.01%)
TOTAL
41495
39332 (-5.21%)

Performance/W
i3-550
N3450
Test#1 (Integers)
236 points/W
3564 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
174 points/W
1640 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
119 points/W
875 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
39 points/W
477 points/W
TOTAL
568 points/W
6555 points/W

Performance/GHz
i3-550
N3450
Test#1 (Integers)
2475 points/GHz
2706 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
1679 points/GHz
1570 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
994 points/GHz
874 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
850 points/GHz
810 points/GHz
TOTAL
5998 points/GHz
5959 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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