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Core i7-930 vs i3-4170


Description
The i7-930 is based on Westmere architecture while the i3-4170 is based on Haswell.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the i7-930 gets a score of 69.4 k points while the i3-4170 gets 66.7 k points.

Summarizing, the i7-930 is 1 times faster than the i3-4170. 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
3.7 GHz
Boost frecuency
3.067 GHz
3.7 GHz
Socket
LGA 1366
LGA1150
Cores/Threads
4/8
2/4
TDP
130 W
54 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
32+32 kB
2x32+2x32 kB
Cache L2
256 kB
2x256 kB
Cache L3
8192 kB
3072 kB
Date
February 2010
March 2015

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
i3-4170
Test#1 (Integers)
1941
4235 (118.16%)
Test#2 (FP)
4384
10580 (141.36%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
2638
4867 (84.48%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2408
4200 (74.43%)
TOTAL
11371
23882 (110.03%)

Multithread

i7-930

i3-4170
Test#1 (Integers)
7305
7705 (5.48%)
Test#2 (FP)
19361
27136 (40.16%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
13429
11480 (-14.51%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2011
2681 (33.34%)
TOTAL
42106
49003 (16.38%)

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
i3-4170
Test#1 (Integers)
7276
13103 (80.09%)
Test#2 (FP)
4819
11680 (142.36%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
2862
5065 (76.97%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2623
4190 (59.74%)
TOTAL
17580
34038 (93.62%)

Multithread

i7-930

i3-4170
Test#1 (Integers)
28092
25810 (-8.13%)
Test#2 (FP)
21624
25003 (15.63%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
14826
11964 (-19.30%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4851
3875 (-20.12%)
TOTAL
69393
66651 (-3.95%)

Performance/W
i7-930
i3-4170
Test#1 (Integers)
216 points/W
478 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
166 points/W
463 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
114 points/W
222 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
37 points/W
72 points/W
TOTAL
534 points/W
1234 points/W

Performance/GHz
i7-930
i3-4170
Test#1 (Integers)
2372 points/GHz
3541 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
1571 points/GHz
3157 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
933 points/GHz
1369 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
855 points/GHz
1132 points/GHz
TOTAL
5732 points/GHz
9199 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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