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Core i3-550 vs i5-8500T


Description
The i3-550 is based on Westmere architecture while the i5-8500T is based on Coffee Lake.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the i3-550 gets a score of 41.5 k points while the i5-8500T gets 203.4 k points.

Summarizing, the i5-8500T is 4.9 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
906ea
Core
Clarkdale
Coffee Lake-S
Architecture
Base frecuency
3.2 GHz
2.1 GHz
Boost frecuency
3.2 GHz
3.5 GHz
Socket
LGA 1156
LGA 1151
Cores/Threads
2/2
6/6
TDP
73 W
35 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
32+32 kB
6x32+6x32 kB
Cache L2
256 kB
6x256 kB
Cache L3
4096 kB
9216 kB
Date
May 2010
March 2018

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
i5-8500T
Test#1 (Integers)
7919
12931 (63.30%)
Test#2 (FP)
5373
18613 (246.43%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3181
4759 (49.62%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2720
10054 (269.66%)
TOTAL
19192
46358 (141.55%)

Multithread

i3-550

i5-8500T
Test#1 (Integers)
17202
71148 (313.59%)
Test#2 (FP)
12718
102739 (707.81%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8714
26602 (205.30%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2861
2898 (1.28%)
TOTAL
41495
203386 (390.14%)

Performance/W
i3-550
i5-8500T
Test#1 (Integers)
236 points/W
2033 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
174 points/W
2935 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
119 points/W
760 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
39 points/W
83 points/W
TOTAL
568 points/W
5811 points/W

Performance/GHz
i3-550
i5-8500T
Test#1 (Integers)
2475 points/GHz
3695 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
1679 points/GHz
5318 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
994 points/GHz
1360 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
850 points/GHz
2873 points/GHz
TOTAL
5998 points/GHz
13245 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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