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Xeon E5506 vs Core i3-4160


Description
The E5506 is based on Nehalem architecture while the i3-4160 is based on Haswell.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the E5506 gets a score of 59.9 k points while the i3-4160 gets 51.8 k points.

Summarizing, the E5506 is 1.2 times faster than the i3-4160 . To get a proper comparison between both models, take a look to the data shown below.

Specs
CPUID
106a5
306c3
Core
Gainestown
Haswell
Architecture
Base frecuency
2.133 GHz
3.6 GHz
Boost frecuency
2.133 GHz
3.6 GHz
Socket
LGA 1366
LGA 1150
Cores/Threads
4 /4
2/4
TDP
80 W
54 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
64 kB
32+32 kB
Cache L2
256 kB
256 kB
Cache L3
4096 kB
3072 kB
Date
March 2009
July 2014

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
i3-4160
Test#1 (Integers)
1206
4131 (242.57%)
Test#2 (FP)
2754
10330 (275.09%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
1941
4645 (139.36%)
Test#1 (Memory)
781
3952 (406.29%)
TOTAL
6681
23057 (245.13%)

Multithread

E5506

i3-4160
Test#1 (Integers)
12246
7464 (-39.05%)
Test#2 (FP)
25545
26620 (4.21%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
17097
11458 (-32.98%)
Test#1 (Memory)
5008
6268 (25.17%)
TOTAL
59896
51810 (-13.50%)

Performance/W
E5506
i3-4160
Test#1 (Integers)
153 points/W
138 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
319 points/W
493 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
214 points/W
212 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
63 points/W
116 points/W
TOTAL
749 points/W
959 points/W

Performance/GHz
E5506
i3-4160
Test#1 (Integers)
565 points/GHz
1148 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
1291 points/GHz
2869 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
910 points/GHz
1290 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
366 points/GHz
1098 points/GHz
TOTAL
3132 points/GHz
6405 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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