| | | |

Core i3-550 vs i3-7130U


Description
The i3-550 is based on Westmere architecture while the i3-7130U is based on Kaby Lake.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the i3-550 gets a score of 41.5 k points while the i3-7130U gets 65.1 k points.

Summarizing, the i3-7130U is 1.6 times faster than the i3-550 . To get a proper comparison between both models, take a look to the data shown below.

Specs
CPUID
20655
806e9
Core
Clarkdale
Kaby Lake-U
Architecture
Base frecuency
3.2 GHz
2.7 GHz
Socket
LGA 1156
BGA1356
Cores/Threads
2/2
2/4
TDP
73 W
15 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
32+32 kB
2x32+2x32 kB
Cache L2
256 kB
2x256 kB
Cache L3
4096 kB
3072 kB
Date
May 2010
Jun 2017

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
i3-7130U
Test#1 (Integers)
7919
9939 (25.51%)
Test#2 (FP)
5373
14355 (167.17%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3181
3774 (18.66%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2720
4041 (48.56%)
TOTAL
19192
32109 (67.30%)

Multithread

i3-550

i3-7130U
Test#1 (Integers)
17202
20392 (18.54%)
Test#2 (FP)
12718
32494 (155.49%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8714
8579 (-1.55%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2861
3629 (26.81%)
TOTAL
41495
65093 (56.87%)

Performance/W
i3-550
i3-7130U
Test#1 (Integers)
236 points/W
1359 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
174 points/W
2166 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
119 points/W
572 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
39 points/W
242 points/W
TOTAL
568 points/W
4340 points/W

Performance/GHz
i3-550
i3-7130U
Test#1 (Integers)
2475 points/GHz
3681 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
1679 points/GHz
5317 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
994 points/GHz
1398 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
850 points/GHz
1497 points/GHz
TOTAL
5998 points/GHz
11892 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]

grafica bm.hardlimit.com


Test#2 (FP) [points vs time]

grafica bm.hardlimit.com


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

grafica bm.hardlimit.com


Test#1 (Memory) [points vs time]

grafica bm.hardlimit.com

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]

grafica bm.hardlimit.com


Test#2 (FP) [points vs time]

grafica bm.hardlimit.com


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

grafica bm.hardlimit.com


Test#1 (Memory) [points vs time]

grafica bm.hardlimit.com

Hardlimit Benchmark Central - Ver. 3.7.8