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Core i7-930 vs i3-6100


Description
The i7-930 is based on Westmere architecture while the i3-6100 is based on Skylake.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the i7-930 gets a score of 69.4 k points while the i3-6100 gets 91.1 k points.

Summarizing, the i3-6100 is 1.3 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
506e3
Core
Bloomfield
Skylake-S
Architecture
Base frecuency
2.8 GHz
3.7 GHz
Boost frecuency
3.067 GHz
3.7 GHz
Socket
LGA 1366
LGA 1151
Cores/Threads
4/8
2/2
TDP
130 W
51 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
32+32 kB
32+32 kB
Cache L2
256 kB
256 kB
Cache L3
8192 kB
4096 kB
Date
February 2010
September 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
i3-6100
Test#1 (Integers)
1941
3815 (96.51%)
Test#2 (FP)
4384
15652 (257.07%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
2638
5140 (94.83%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2408
4282 (77.82%)
TOTAL
11371
28889 (154.06%)

Multithread

i7-930

i3-6100
Test#1 (Integers)
7305
7750 (6.09%)
Test#2 (FP)
19361
37327 (92.79%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
13429
12129 (-9.68%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2011
3562 (77.16%)
TOTAL
42106
60768 (44.32%)

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
i7-930
i3-6100
Test#1 (Integers)
7276
13759 (89.10%)
Test#2 (FP)
4819
19955 (314.09%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
2862
5435 (89.90%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2623
4399 (67.71%)
TOTAL
17580
43549 (147.71%)

Multithread

i7-930

i3-6100
Test#1 (Integers)
28092
28987 (3.19%)
Test#2 (FP)
21624
45752 (111.58%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
14826
12718 (-14.22%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4851
3678 (-24.17%)
TOTAL
69393
91135 (31.33%)

Performance/W
i7-930
i3-6100
Test#1 (Integers)
216 points/W
568 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
166 points/W
897 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
114 points/W
249 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
37 points/W
72 points/W
TOTAL
534 points/W
1787 points/W

Performance/GHz
i7-930
i3-6100
Test#1 (Integers)
2372 points/GHz
3719 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
1571 points/GHz
5393 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
933 points/GHz
1469 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
855 points/GHz
1189 points/GHz
TOTAL
5732 points/GHz
11770 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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