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Core i3-550 vs Xeon W3530


Description
Both models i3-550 and W3530 are based on Westmere architecture.



Using the multithread performance as a reference, the i3-550 gets a score of 41.5 k points while the W3530 gets 72.8 k points.

Summarizing, the W3530 is 1.8 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
106a5
Core
Clarkdale
Bloomfield
Architecture
Base frecuency
3.2 GHz
2.8 GHz
Boost frecuency
3.2 GHz
3.067 GHz
Socket
LGA 1156
LGA 1366
Cores/Threads
2/2
4 /4
TDP
73 W
130 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
32+32 kB
64 kB
Cache L2
256 kB
256 kB
Cache L3
4096 kB
8192 kB
Date
May 2010
March 2010

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
W3530
Test#1 (Integers)
7919
7513 (-5.12%)
Test#2 (FP)
5373
4930 (-8.24%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3181
3024 (-4.94%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2720
2736 (0.58%)
TOTAL
19192
18203 (-5.16%)

Multithread

i3-550

W3530
Test#1 (Integers)
17202
31335 (82.15%)
Test#2 (FP)
12718
23108 (81.69%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8714
15777 (81.07%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2861
2555 (-10.72%)
TOTAL
41495
72775 (75.38%)

Performance/W
i3-550
W3530
Test#1 (Integers)
236 points/W
241 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
174 points/W
178 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
119 points/W
121 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
39 points/W
20 points/W
TOTAL
568 points/W
560 points/W

Performance/GHz
i3-550
W3530
Test#1 (Integers)
2475 points/GHz
2450 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
1679 points/GHz
1608 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
994 points/GHz
986 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
850 points/GHz
892 points/GHz
TOTAL
5998 points/GHz
5935 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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