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Core i5-3210M vs Xeon X3430


Description
The i5-3210M is based on Ivy Bridge architecture while the X3430 is based on Nehalem.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the i5-3210M gets a score of 53.7 k points while the X3430 gets 55.7 k points.

Summarizing, the X3430 is 1 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
106e5
Core
Ivy Bridge
Lynnfield
Architecture
Base frecuency
2.5 GHz
2.4 GHz
Boost frecuency
3.1 GHz
2.8 GHz
Socket
Socket G2 (988B)
LGA1156
Cores/Threads
2 /2
4/4
TDP
35 W
95 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
32+32 kB
4x32+4x32 kB
Cache L2
256 kB
4x256 kB
Cache L3
3072 kB
8192 kB
Date
Jun 2012
October 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
X3430
Test#1 (Integers)
3083
1745 (-43.38%)
Test#2 (FP)
8582
3951 (-53.96%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3762
2295 (-39.00%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3989
2656 (-33.43%)
TOTAL
19416
10647 (-45.17%)

Multithread

i5-3210M

X3430
Test#1 (Integers)
5787
6806 (17.62%)
Test#2 (FP)
18774
15370 (-18.13%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8741
8896 (1.77%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4588
4421 (-3.64%)
TOTAL
37890
35493 (-6.32%)

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
X3430
Test#1 (Integers)
8594
6407 (-25.45%)
Test#2 (FP)
8880
4275 (-51.86%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3586
2384 (-33.51%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3454
2672 (-22.64%)
TOTAL
24514
15738 (-35.80%)

Multithread

i5-3210M

X3430
Test#1 (Integers)
20179
25195 (24.86%)
Test#2 (FP)
19961
16764 (-16.02%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8935
9326 (4.38%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4595
4372 (-4.85%)
TOTAL
53670
55657 (3.70%)

Performance/W
i5-3210M
X3430
Test#1 (Integers)
577 points/W
265 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
570 points/W
176 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
255 points/W
98 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
131 points/W
46 points/W
TOTAL
1533 points/W
586 points/W

Performance/GHz
i5-3210M
X3430
Test#1 (Integers)
2772 points/GHz
2288 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
2864 points/GHz
1527 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
1157 points/GHz
852 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
1114 points/GHz
954 points/GHz
TOTAL
7908 points/GHz
5621 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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