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Core i3-550 vs Pentium N3530


Description
The i3-550 is based on Westmere architecture while the N3530 is based on Silvermont.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the i3-550 gets a score of 41.5 k points while the N3530 gets 34.6 k points.

Summarizing, the i3-550 is 1.2 times faster than the N3530. To get a proper comparison between both models, take a look to the data shown below.

Specs
CPUID
20655
30678
Core
Clarkdale
Bay Trail-M
Architecture
Base frecuency
3.2 GHz
2.167 GHz
Boost frecuency
3.2 GHz
2.58 GHz
Socket
LGA 1156
BGA 1170
Cores/Threads
2/2
4/4
TDP
73 W
7,5 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
February 2014

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
N3530
Test#1 (Integers)
7919
4861 (-38.61%)
Test#2 (FP)
5373
2496 (-53.55%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3181
1824 (-42.64%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2720
1260 (-53.69%)
TOTAL
19192
10441 (-45.60%)

Multithread

i3-550

N3530
Test#1 (Integers)
17202
17222 (0.12%)
Test#2 (FP)
12718
8885 (-30.14%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8714
6887 (-20.96%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2861
1574 (-44.99%)
TOTAL
41495
34569 (-16.69%)

Performance/W
i3-550
N3530
Test#1 (Integers)
236 points/W
2460 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
174 points/W
1269 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
119 points/W
984 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
39 points/W
225 points/W
TOTAL
568 points/W
4938 points/W

Performance/GHz
i3-550
N3530
Test#1 (Integers)
2475 points/GHz
1884 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
1679 points/GHz
967 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
994 points/GHz
707 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
850 points/GHz
488 points/GHz
TOTAL
5998 points/GHz
4047 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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