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Core i5-3210M vs Xeon X5670


Description
The i5-3210M is based on Ivy Bridge architecture while the X5670 is based on Westmere.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the i5-3210M gets a score of 53.7 k points while the X5670 gets 103.2 k points.

Summarizing, the X5670 is 1.9 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
206c2
Core
Ivy Bridge
Westmere-EP
Architecture
Base frecuency
2.5 GHz
2.933 GHz
Boost frecuency
3.1 GHz
3.333 GHz
Socket
Socket G2 (988B)
LGA 1366
Cores/Threads
2 /2
6 /6
TDP
35 W
95 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
32+32 kB
64 kB
Cache L2
256 kB
256 kB
Cache L3
3072 kB
12288 kB
Date
Jun 2012
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
i5-3210M
X5670
Test#1 (Integers)
8594
8389 (-2.39%)
Test#2 (FP)
8880
5603 (-36.90%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3586
3350 (-6.57%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3454
3017 (-12.65%)
TOTAL
24514
20359 (-16.95%)

Multithread

i5-3210M

X5670
Test#1 (Integers)
20179
44607 (121.06%)
Test#2 (FP)
19961
30967 (55.14%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8935
19219 (115.11%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4595
8426 (83.36%)
TOTAL
53670
103219 (92.32%)

Performance/W
i5-3210M
X5670
Test#1 (Integers)
577 points/W
470 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
570 points/W
326 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
255 points/W
202 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
131 points/W
89 points/W
TOTAL
1533 points/W
1087 points/W

Performance/GHz
i5-3210M
X5670
Test#1 (Integers)
2772 points/GHz
2517 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
2864 points/GHz
1681 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
1157 points/GHz
1005 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
1114 points/GHz
905 points/GHz
TOTAL
7908 points/GHz
6108 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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