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Core i5-3210M vs Xeon W3550


Description
The i5-3210M is based on Ivy Bridge architecture while the W3550 is based on .

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the i5-3210M gets a score of 53.7 k points while the W3550 gets 73.2 k points.

Summarizing, the W3550 is 1.4 times faster than the i5-3210M . To get a proper comparison between both models, take a look to the data shown below.

Specs
CPUID
306a9
106a5
Core
Ivy Bridge
Bloomfield
Architecture
Ivy Bridge
Base frecuency
2.5 GHz
3.066 GHz
Boost frecuency
3.1 GHz
3.333 GHz
Socket
Socket G2 (988B)
LGA 1366
Cores/Threads
2 /2
4 /4
TDP
35 W
130 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
32+32 kB
64 kB
Cache L2
256 kB
256 kB
Cache L3
3072 kB
8192 kB
Date
Jun 2012
August 2009

Non-optimized benchmark
The benchmark in Mode 0 (FPU) measures cpu performance with non-optimized software. It uses the basic µinstructions from the i386 architecture with the i387 floating point unit. This mode is compatible with all CPUs so it's practical to compare very different CPUs
Monothread
i5-3210M
W3550
Test#1 (Integers)
3083
2300 (-25.38%)
Test#2 (FP)
8582
5213 (-39.26%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3762
3312 (-11.97%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3989
3092 (-22.49%)
TOTAL
19416
13917 (-28.32%)

Multithread

i5-3210M

W3550
Test#1 (Integers)
5787
8747 (51.16%)
Test#2 (FP)
18774
19797 (5.45%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8741
12376 (41.59%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4588
6173 (34.54%)
TOTAL
37890
47093 (24.29%)

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
W3550
Test#1 (Integers)
8594
8338 (-2.97%)
Test#2 (FP)
8880
5563 (-37.35%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3586
3260 (-9.10%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3454
3082 (-10.78%)
TOTAL
24514
20242 (-17.42%)

Multithread

i5-3210M

W3550
Test#1 (Integers)
20179
32503 (61.07%)
Test#2 (FP)
19961
21589 (8.15%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8935
12850 (43.82%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4595
6273 (36.52%)
TOTAL
53670
73215 (36.42%)

Performance/W
i5-3210M
W3550
Test#1 (Integers)
577 points/W
250 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
570 points/W
166 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
255 points/W
99 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
131 points/W
48 points/W
TOTAL
1533 points/W
563 points/W

Performance/GHz
i5-3210M
W3550
Test#1 (Integers)
2772 points/GHz
2502 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
2864 points/GHz
1669 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
1157 points/GHz
978 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
1114 points/GHz
925 points/GHz
TOTAL
7908 points/GHz
6073 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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