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Core i7-930 vs Xeon W3530


Description
Both models i7-930 and W3530 are based on Westmere architecture.



Using the multithread performance as a reference, the i7-930 gets a score of 69.4 k points while the W3530 gets 72.8 k points.

Summarizing, the W3530 is 1 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
106a5
Core
Bloomfield
Bloomfield
Architecture
Base frecuency
2.8 GHz
2.8 GHz
Boost frecuency
3.067 GHz
3.067 GHz
Socket
LGA 1366
LGA 1366
Cores/Threads
4/8
4 /4
TDP
130 W
130 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
32+32 kB
64 kB
Cache L2
256 kB
256 kB
Cache L3
8192 kB
8192 kB
Date
February 2010
March 2010

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
W3530
Test#1 (Integers)
7276
7513 (3.26%)
Test#2 (FP)
4819
4930 (2.31%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
2862
3024 (5.63%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2623
2736 (4.29%)
TOTAL
17580
18203 (3.54%)

Multithread

i7-930

W3530
Test#1 (Integers)
28092
31335 (11.54%)
Test#2 (FP)
21624
23108 (6.86%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
14826
15777 (6.42%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4851
2555 (-47.34%)
TOTAL
69393
72775 (4.87%)

Performance/W
i7-930
W3530
Test#1 (Integers)
216 points/W
241 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
166 points/W
178 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
114 points/W
121 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
37 points/W
20 points/W
TOTAL
534 points/W
560 points/W

Performance/GHz
i7-930
W3530
Test#1 (Integers)
2372 points/GHz
2450 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
1571 points/GHz
1608 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
933 points/GHz
986 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
855 points/GHz
892 points/GHz
TOTAL
5732 points/GHz
5935 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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