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Core i5-3210M vs Xeon E5504


Description
The i5-3210M is based on Ivy Bridge architecture while the E5504 is based on Nehalem.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the i5-3210M gets a score of 53.7 k points while the E5504 gets 42 k points.

Summarizing, the i5-3210M is 1.3 times faster than the E5504 . To get a proper comparison between both models, take a look to the data shown below.

Specs
CPUID
306a9
106a5
Core
Ivy Bridge
Gainestown
Architecture
Base frecuency
2.5 GHz
2 GHz
Boost frecuency
3.1 GHz
2 GHz
Socket
Socket G2 (988B)
LGA 1366
Cores/Threads
2 /2
4 /4
TDP
35 W
80 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
32+32 kB
64 kB
Cache L2
256 kB
256 kB
Cache L3
3072 kB
4096 kB
Date
Jun 2012
March 2009

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
i5-3210M
E5504
Test#1 (Integers)
8594
4574 (-46.77%)
Test#2 (FP)
8880
3069 (-65.44%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3586
1851 (-48.37%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3454
1426 (-58.73%)
TOTAL
24514
10920 (-55.45%)

Multithread

i5-3210M

E5504
Test#1 (Integers)
20179
19066 (-5.52%)
Test#2 (FP)
19961
12521 (-37.27%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8935
7972 (-10.77%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4595
2391 (-47.97%)
TOTAL
53670
41950 (-21.84%)

Performance/W
i5-3210M
E5504
Test#1 (Integers)
577 points/W
238 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
570 points/W
157 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
255 points/W
100 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
131 points/W
30 points/W
TOTAL
1533 points/W
524 points/W

Performance/GHz
i5-3210M
E5504
Test#1 (Integers)
2772 points/GHz
2287 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
2864 points/GHz
1535 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
1157 points/GHz
926 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
1114 points/GHz
713 points/GHz
TOTAL
7908 points/GHz
5460 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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