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Core i3-550 vs Pentium G850


Description
The i3-550 is based on Westmere architecture while the G850 is based on Sandy Bridge.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the i3-550 gets a score of 41.5 k points while the G850 gets 40.5 k points.

Summarizing, the i3-550 is 1 times faster than the G850 . To get a proper comparison between both models, take a look to the data shown below.

Specs
CPUID
20655
206a7
Core
Clarkdale
Sandy Bridge
Architecture
Base frecuency
3.2 GHz
2.9 GHz
Socket
LGA 1156
LGA 1155
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
256 kB
Cache L3
4096 kB
3072 kB
Date
May 2010
May 2012

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
G850
Test#1 (Integers)
7919
8771 (10.77%)
Test#2 (FP)
5373
7077 (31.72%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3181
3720 (16.95%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2720
2282 (-16.10%)
TOTAL
19192
21850 (13.85%)

Multithread

i3-550

G850
Test#1 (Integers)
17202
17499 (1.72%)
Test#2 (FP)
12718
13482 (6.01%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8714
7320 (-15.99%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2861
2195 (-23.30%)
TOTAL
41495
40496 (-2.41%)

Performance/W
i3-550
G850
Test#1 (Integers)
236 points/W
269 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
174 points/W
207 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
119 points/W
113 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
39 points/W
34 points/W
TOTAL
568 points/W
623 points/W

Performance/GHz
i3-550
G850
Test#1 (Integers)
2475 points/GHz
3025 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
1679 points/GHz
2440 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
994 points/GHz
1283 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
850 points/GHz
787 points/GHz
TOTAL
5998 points/GHz
7534 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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