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Core i7-930 vs Core 2 Duo E6300


Description
The i7-930 is based on Westmere architecture while the E6300 is based on Core.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the i7-930 gets a score of 69.4 k points while the E6300 gets 12 k points.

Summarizing, the i7-930 is 5.8 times faster than the E6300 . To get a proper comparison between both models, take a look to the data shown below.

Specs
CPUID
106a5
6f2
Core
Bloomfield
Conroe
Architecture
Base frecuency
2.8 GHz
1.866 GHz
Boost frecuency
3.067 GHz
1.866 GHz
Socket
LGA 1366
LGA 775
Cores/Threads
4/8
2/2
TDP
130 W
65 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
32+32 kB
32+32 kB
Cache L2
256 kB
4096 kB
Cache L3
8192 kB
0 kB
Date
February 2010
July 2006

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
E6300
Test#1 (Integers)
1941
1821 (-6.22%)
Test#2 (FP)
4384
1828 (-58.29%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
2638
1857 (-29.61%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2408
1243 (-48.40%)
TOTAL
11371
6749 (-40.65%)

Multithread

i7-930

E6300
Test#1 (Integers)
7305
3508 (-51.98%)
Test#2 (FP)
19361
3588 (-81.47%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
13429
3491 (-74.00%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2011
1287 (-35.99%)
TOTAL
42106
11874 (-71.80%)

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
E6300
Test#1 (Integers)
7276
2092 (-71.24%)
Test#2 (FP)
4819
1936 (-59.82%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
2862
1792 (-37.38%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2623
1053 (-59.84%)
TOTAL
17580
6874 (-60.90%)

Multithread

i7-930

E6300
Test#1 (Integers)
28092
3649 (-87.01%)
Test#2 (FP)
21624
3764 (-82.59%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
14826
3607 (-75.67%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4851
1028 (-78.80%)
TOTAL
69393
12049 (-82.64%)

Performance/W
i7-930
E6300
Test#1 (Integers)
216 points/W
56 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
166 points/W
58 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
114 points/W
55 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
37 points/W
16 points/W
TOTAL
534 points/W
185 points/W

Performance/GHz
i7-930
E6300
Test#1 (Integers)
2372 points/GHz
1121 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
1571 points/GHz
1038 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
933 points/GHz
961 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
855 points/GHz
564 points/GHz
TOTAL
5732 points/GHz
3684 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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