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Core i7-930 vs Xeon E5-2620 v4


Description
The i7-930 is based on Westmere architecture while the E5-2620 v4 is based on Broadwell.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the i7-930 gets a score of 69.4 k points while the E5-2620 v4 gets 182.4 k points.

Summarizing, the E5-2620 v4 is 2.6 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
406f1
Core
Bloomfield
Broadwell-EP
Architecture
Base frecuency
2.8 GHz
2.1 GHz
Boost frecuency
3.067 GHz
3 GHz
Socket
LGA 1366
Socket 2011-3
Cores/Threads
4/8
8/16
TDP
130 W
85 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
32+32 kB
8x32+8x32 kB
Cache L2
256 kB
8x256 kB
Cache L3
8192 kB
20480 kB
Date
February 2010
March 2016

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
E5-2620 v4
Test#1 (Integers)
1941
2604 (34.13%)
Test#2 (FP)
4384
7552 (72.27%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
2638
2612 (-1.02%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2408
2028 (-15.80%)
TOTAL
11371
14794 (30.11%)

Multithread

i7-930

E5-2620 v4
Test#1 (Integers)
7305
17415 (138.40%)
Test#2 (FP)
19361
75463 (289.76%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
13429
26246 (95.44%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2011
4652 (131.32%)
TOTAL
42106
123775 (193.96%)

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
E5-2620 v4
Test#1 (Integers)
7276
8218 (12.94%)
Test#2 (FP)
4819
12063 (150.32%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
2862
4006 (39.96%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2623
2890 (10.17%)
TOTAL
17580
27176 (54.59%)

Multithread

i7-930

E5-2620 v4
Test#1 (Integers)
28092
61342 (118.36%)
Test#2 (FP)
21624
90207 (317.16%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
14826
26195 (76.68%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4851
4625 (-4.66%)
TOTAL
69393
182369 (162.80%)

Performance/W
i7-930
E5-2620 v4
Test#1 (Integers)
216 points/W
722 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
166 points/W
1061 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
114 points/W
308 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
37 points/W
54 points/W
TOTAL
534 points/W
2146 points/W

Performance/GHz
i7-930
E5-2620 v4
Test#1 (Integers)
2372 points/GHz
2739 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
1571 points/GHz
4021 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
933 points/GHz
1335 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
855 points/GHz
963 points/GHz
TOTAL
5732 points/GHz
9059 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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