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Xeon E5506 vs Athlon 64 X2 4200+


Description
The E5506 is based on Nehalem architecture while the 4200+ is based on K8.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the E5506 gets a score of 90.4 k points while the 4200+ gets 17.9 k points.

Summarizing, the E5506 is 5.1 times faster than the 4200+. To get a proper comparison between both models, take a look to the data shown below.

Specs
CPUID
106a5
60fb1
Core
Gainestown
Brisbane
Architecture
Base frecuency
2.133 GHz
2.2 GHz
Boost frecuency
2.133 GHz
2.2 GHz
Socket
LGA 1366
Socket AM2
Cores/Threads
4 /4
2/2
TDP
80 W
65 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
64 kB
2x128 kB
Cache L2
256 kB
2x512 kB
Cache L3
4096 kB
0 kB
Date
March 2009
January 2007

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
E5506
4200+
Test#1 (Integers)
1206
1146 (-4.98%)
Test#2 (FP)
2754
3852 (39.87%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
1941
1730 (-10.83%)
Test#1 (Memory)
781
178 (-77.23%)
TOTAL
6681
6906 (3.37%)

Multithread

E5506

4200+
Test#1 (Integers)
12246
2226 (-81.82%)
Test#2 (FP)
25545
7329 (-71.31%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
17097
3366 (-80.31%)
Test#1 (Memory)
5008
301 (-93.99%)
TOTAL
59896
13222 (-77.93%)

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
E5506
4200+
Test#1 (Integers)
4477
2771 (-38.11%)
Test#2 (FP)
2994
4003 (33.72%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
1808
1918 (6.12%)
Test#1 (Memory)
692
163 (-76.41%)
TOTAL
9971
8856 (-11.19%)

Multithread

E5506

4200+
Test#1 (Integers)
41004
5808 (-85.84%)
Test#2 (FP)
28167
7848 (-72.14%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
17399
3977 (-77.15%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3879
307 (-92.09%)
TOTAL
90449
17939 (-80.17%)

Performance/W
E5506
4200+
Test#1 (Integers)
513 points/W
89 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
352 points/W
121 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
217 points/W
61 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
48 points/W
5 points/W
TOTAL
1131 points/W
276 points/W

Performance/GHz
E5506
4200+
Test#1 (Integers)
2099 points/GHz
1260 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
1404 points/GHz
1820 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
847 points/GHz
872 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
325 points/GHz
74 points/GHz
TOTAL
4675 points/GHz
4025 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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