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Core i7-930 vs A6 9210


Description
The i7-930 is based on Westmere architecture while the 9210 is based on Excavator.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the i7-930 gets a score of 69.4 k points while the 9210 gets 25.2 k points.

Summarizing, the i7-930 is 2.8 times faster than the 9210. To get a proper comparison between both models, take a look to the data shown below.

Specs
CPUID
106a5
670f00
Core
Bloomfield
Stoney Ridge
Architecture
Base frecuency
2.8 GHz
2.4 GHz
Boost frecuency
3.067 GHz
2.8 GHz
Socket
LGA 1366
Socket FP4
Cores/Threads
4/8
2/2
TDP
130 W
15 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
32+32 kB
kB
Cache L2
256 kB
1024 kB
Cache L3
8192 kB
0 kB
Date
February 2010
Jun 2016

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
i7-930
9210
Test#1 (Integers)
7276
4871 (-33.05%)
Test#2 (FP)
4819
10380 (115.38%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
2862
2589 (-9.55%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2623
2383 (-9.14%)
TOTAL
17580
20223 (15.03%)

Multithread

i7-930

9210
Test#1 (Integers)
28092
7407 (-73.63%)
Test#2 (FP)
21624
11873 (-45.09%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
14826
3351 (-77.40%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4851
2602 (-46.35%)
TOTAL
69393
25233 (-63.64%)

Performance/W
i7-930
9210
Test#1 (Integers)
216 points/W
494 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
166 points/W
792 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
114 points/W
223 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
37 points/W
173 points/W
TOTAL
534 points/W
1682 points/W

Performance/GHz
i7-930
9210
Test#1 (Integers)
2372 points/GHz
1740 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
1571 points/GHz
3707 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
933 points/GHz
925 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
855 points/GHz
851 points/GHz
TOTAL
5732 points/GHz
7222 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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