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Core i7-930 vs Pentium E5200 (R0)


Description
The i7-930 is based on Westmere architecture while the E5200 (R0) is based on Core.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the i7-930 gets a score of 69.4 k points while the E5200 (R0) gets 24.9 k points.

Summarizing, the i7-930 is 2.8 times faster than the E5200 (R0). To get a proper comparison between both models, take a look to the data shown below.

Specs
CPUID
106a5
1067a
Core
Bloomfield
Wolfdale
Architecture
Base frecuency
2.8 GHz
2.5 GHz
Boost frecuency
3.067 GHz
2.5 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
2048 kB
Cache L3
8192 kB
0 kB
Date
February 2010
August 2008

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
E5200 (R0)
Test#1 (Integers)
1941
2302 (18.57%)
Test#2 (FP)
4384
5897 (34.52%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
2638
2472 (-6.31%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2408
1215 (-49.55%)
TOTAL
11371
11885 (4.52%)

Multithread

i7-930

E5200 (R0)
Test#1 (Integers)
7305
4634 (-36.56%)
Test#2 (FP)
19361
10621 (-45.14%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
13429
4952 (-63.12%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2011
1824 (-9.30%)
TOTAL
42106
22031 (-47.68%)

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
E5200 (R0)
Test#1 (Integers)
7276
2865 (-60.62%)
Test#2 (FP)
4819
6421 (33.23%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
2862
2583 (-9.76%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2623
1212 (-53.79%)
TOTAL
17580
13081 (-25.59%)

Multithread

i7-930

E5200 (R0)
Test#1 (Integers)
28092
5736 (-79.58%)
Test#2 (FP)
21624
12775 (-40.92%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
14826
5179 (-65.07%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4851
1198 (-75.30%)
TOTAL
69393
24888 (-64.13%)

Performance/W
i7-930
E5200 (R0)
Test#1 (Integers)
216 points/W
88 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
166 points/W
197 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
114 points/W
80 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
37 points/W
18 points/W
TOTAL
534 points/W
383 points/W

Performance/GHz
i7-930
E5200 (R0)
Test#1 (Integers)
2372 points/GHz
1146 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
1571 points/GHz
2568 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
933 points/GHz
1033 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
855 points/GHz
485 points/GHz
TOTAL
5732 points/GHz
5232 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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