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Core i3-550 vs Pentium E5200 (R0)


Description
The i3-550 is based on Westmere architecture while the E5200 (R0) is based on Core.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the i3-550 gets a score of 41.5 k points while the E5200 (R0) gets 24.9 k points.

Summarizing, the i3-550 is 1.7 times faster than the E5200 (R0). To get a proper comparison between both models, take a look to the data shown below.

Specs
CPUID
20655
1067a
Core
Clarkdale
Wolfdale
Architecture
Base frecuency
3.2 GHz
2.5 GHz
Socket
LGA 1156
LGA 775
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
2048 kB
Cache L3
4096 kB
0 kB
Date
May 2010
August 2008

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
E5200 (R0)
Test#1 (Integers)
7919
2865 (-63.82%)
Test#2 (FP)
5373
6421 (19.50%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3181
2583 (-18.79%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2720
1212 (-55.44%)
TOTAL
19192
13081 (-31.84%)

Multithread

i3-550

E5200 (R0)
Test#1 (Integers)
17202
5736 (-66.65%)
Test#2 (FP)
12718
12775 (0.45%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8714
5179 (-40.56%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2861
1198 (-58.13%)
TOTAL
41495
24888 (-40.02%)

Performance/W
i3-550
E5200 (R0)
Test#1 (Integers)
236 points/W
88 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
174 points/W
197 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
119 points/W
80 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
39 points/W
18 points/W
TOTAL
568 points/W
383 points/W

Performance/GHz
i3-550
E5200 (R0)
Test#1 (Integers)
2475 points/GHz
1146 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
1679 points/GHz
2568 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
994 points/GHz
1033 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
850 points/GHz
485 points/GHz
TOTAL
5998 points/GHz
5232 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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