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Core i3-550 vs Xeon E5-2620 v4


Description
The i3-550 is based on Westmere architecture while the E5-2620 v4 is based on Broadwell.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the i3-550 gets a score of 41.5 k points while the E5-2620 v4 gets 182.4 k points.

Summarizing, the E5-2620 v4 is 4.4 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
406f1
Core
Clarkdale
Broadwell-EP
Architecture
Base frecuency
3.2 GHz
2.1 GHz
Boost frecuency
3.2 GHz
3 GHz
Socket
LGA 1156
Socket 2011-3
Cores/Threads
2/2
8/16
TDP
73 W
85 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
32+32 kB
8x32+8x32 kB
Cache L2
256 kB
8x256 kB
Cache L3
4096 kB
20480 kB
Date
May 2010
March 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
E5-2620 v4
Test#1 (Integers)
7919
8218 (3.77%)
Test#2 (FP)
5373
12063 (124.52%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3181
4006 (25.95%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2720
2890 (6.24%)
TOTAL
19192
27176 (41.60%)

Multithread

i3-550

E5-2620 v4
Test#1 (Integers)
17202
61342 (256.59%)
Test#2 (FP)
12718
90207 (609.28%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8714
26195 (200.63%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2861
4625 (61.63%)
TOTAL
41495
182369 (339.49%)

Performance/W
i3-550
E5-2620 v4
Test#1 (Integers)
236 points/W
722 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
174 points/W
1061 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
119 points/W
308 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
39 points/W
54 points/W
TOTAL
568 points/W
2146 points/W

Performance/GHz
i3-550
E5-2620 v4
Test#1 (Integers)
2475 points/GHz
2739 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
1679 points/GHz
4021 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
994 points/GHz
1335 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
850 points/GHz
963 points/GHz
TOTAL
5998 points/GHz
9059 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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