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Core i7-930 vs i5-3320M


Description
The i7-930 is based on Westmere architecture while the i5-3320M is based on Ivy Bridge.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the i7-930 gets a score of 69.4 k points while the i5-3320M gets 54.4 k points.

Summarizing, the i7-930 is 1.3 times faster than the i5-3320M . To get a proper comparison between both models, take a look to the data shown below.

Specs
CPUID
106a5
306a9
Core
Bloomfield
Ivy Bridge
Architecture
Base frecuency
2.8 GHz
2.6 GHz
Boost frecuency
3.067 GHz
3.3 GHz
Socket
LGA 1366
BGA1023
Cores/Threads
4/8
2/4
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
Jun 2012

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
i5-3320M
Test#1 (Integers)
1941
3234 (66.59%)
Test#2 (FP)
4384
9054 (106.56%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
2638
3944 (49.48%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2408
3833 (59.18%)
TOTAL
11371
20065 (76.46%)

Multithread

i7-930

i5-3320M
Test#1 (Integers)
7305
6036 (-17.36%)
Test#2 (FP)
19361
18869 (-2.54%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
13429
8695 (-35.25%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2011
3670 (82.53%)
TOTAL
42106
37271 (-11.48%)

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
i5-3320M
Test#1 (Integers)
7276
10916 (50.02%)
Test#2 (FP)
4819
9994 (107.38%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
2862
4071 (42.23%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2623
3866 (47.37%)
TOTAL
17580
28846 (64.08%)

Multithread

i7-930

i5-3320M
Test#1 (Integers)
28092
20650 (-26.49%)
Test#2 (FP)
21624
20672 (-4.40%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
14826
9355 (-36.90%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4851
3744 (-22.81%)
TOTAL
69393
54421 (-21.58%)

Performance/W
i7-930
i5-3320M
Test#1 (Integers)
216 points/W
590 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
166 points/W
591 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
114 points/W
267 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
37 points/W
107 points/W
TOTAL
534 points/W
1555 points/W

Performance/GHz
i7-930
i5-3320M
Test#1 (Integers)
2372 points/GHz
3308 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
1571 points/GHz
3028 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
933 points/GHz
1234 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
855 points/GHz
1171 points/GHz
TOTAL
5732 points/GHz
8741 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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