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Core i7-930 vs i5-2410M


Description
The i7-930 is based on Westmere architecture while the i5-2410M is based on Sandy Bridge.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the i7-930 gets a score of 69.4 k points while the i5-2410M gets 36.9 k points.

Summarizing, the i7-930 is 1.9 times faster than the i5-2410M . To get a proper comparison between both models, take a look to the data shown below.

Specs
CPUID
106a5
206a7
Core
Bloomfield
Sandy Bridge
Architecture
Base frecuency
2.8 GHz
2.3 GHz
Boost frecuency
3.067 GHz
2.9 GHz
Socket
LGA 1366
Socket G2 (988B)
Cores/Threads
4/8
2/2
TDP
130 W
35 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
February 2011

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
i5-2410M
Test#1 (Integers)
1941
2376 (22.39%)
Test#2 (FP)
4384
6604 (50.65%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
2638
3479 (31.86%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2408
3160 (31.23%)
TOTAL
11371
15618 (37.35%)

Multithread

i7-930

i5-2410M
Test#1 (Integers)
7305
5488 (-24.88%)
Test#2 (FP)
19361
14387 (-25.69%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
13429
8389 (-37.53%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2011
3086 (53.45%)
TOTAL
42106
31349 (-25.55%)

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
i5-2410M
Test#1 (Integers)
7276
7981 (9.69%)
Test#2 (FP)
4819
6548 (35.87%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
2862
3283 (14.70%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2623
2705 (3.11%)
TOTAL
17580
20516 (16.70%)

Multithread

i7-930

i5-2410M
Test#1 (Integers)
28092
13656 (-51.39%)
Test#2 (FP)
21624
13167 (-39.11%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
14826
7054 (-52.42%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4851
3021 (-37.72%)
TOTAL
69393
36899 (-46.83%)

Performance/W
i7-930
i5-2410M
Test#1 (Integers)
216 points/W
390 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
166 points/W
376 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
114 points/W
202 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
37 points/W
86 points/W
TOTAL
534 points/W
1054 points/W

Performance/GHz
i7-930
i5-2410M
Test#1 (Integers)
2372 points/GHz
2752 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
1571 points/GHz
2258 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
933 points/GHz
1132 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
855 points/GHz
933 points/GHz
TOTAL
5732 points/GHz
7075 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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