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Core i7-930 vs i3-4160


Description
The i7-930 is based on Westmere architecture while the i3-4160 is based on Haswell.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the i7-930 gets a score of 42.1 k points while the i3-4160 gets 51.8 k points.

Summarizing, the i3-4160 is 1.2 times faster than the i7-930 . To get a proper comparison between both models, take a look to the data shown below.

Specs
CPUID
106a5
306c3
Core
Bloomfield
Haswell
Architecture
Base frecuency
2.8 GHz
3.6 GHz
Boost frecuency
3.067 GHz
3.6 GHz
Socket
LGA 1366
LGA 1150
Cores/Threads
4/8
2/4
TDP
130 W
54 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
32+32 kB
32+32 kB
Cache L2
256 kB
256 kB
Cache L3
8192 kB
3072 kB
Date
February 2010
July 2014

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
i7-930
i3-4160
Test#1 (Integers)
1941
4131 (112.80%)
Test#2 (FP)
4384
10330 (135.65%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
2638
4645 (76.05%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2408
3952 (64.11%)
TOTAL
11371
23057 (102.77%)

Multithread

i7-930

i3-4160
Test#1 (Integers)
7305
7464 (2.17%)
Test#2 (FP)
19361
26620 (37.49%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
13429
11458 (-14.67%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2011
6268 (211.70%)
TOTAL
42106
51810 (23.05%)

Performance/W
i7-930
i3-4160
Test#1 (Integers)
56 points/W
138 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
149 points/W
493 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
103 points/W
212 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
15 points/W
116 points/W
TOTAL
324 points/W
959 points/W

Performance/GHz
i7-930
i3-4160
Test#1 (Integers)
633 points/GHz
1148 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
1429 points/GHz
2869 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
860 points/GHz
1290 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
785 points/GHz
1098 points/GHz
TOTAL
3708 points/GHz
6405 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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