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Xeon E5506 vs Core i3-4170


Description
The E5506 is based on Nehalem architecture while the i3-4170 is based on Haswell.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the E5506 gets a score of 90.4 k points while the i3-4170 gets 66.7 k points.

Summarizing, the E5506 is 1.4 times faster than the i3-4170. 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
3.7 GHz
Boost frecuency
2.133 GHz
3.7 GHz
Socket
LGA 1366
LGA1150
Cores/Threads
4 /4
2/4
TDP
80 W
54 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
64 kB
2x32+2x32 kB
Cache L2
256 kB
2x256 kB
Cache L3
4096 kB
3072 kB
Date
March 2009
March 2015

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
i3-4170
Test#1 (Integers)
1206
4235 (251.21%)
Test#2 (FP)
2754
10580 (284.18%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
1941
4867 (150.82%)
Test#1 (Memory)
781
4200 (438.13%)
TOTAL
6681
23882 (257.48%)

Multithread

E5506

i3-4170
Test#1 (Integers)
12246
7705 (-37.08%)
Test#2 (FP)
25545
27136 (6.23%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
17097
11480 (-32.85%)
Test#1 (Memory)
5008
2681 (-46.45%)
TOTAL
59896
49003 (-18.19%)

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
i3-4170
Test#1 (Integers)
4477
13103 (192.64%)
Test#2 (FP)
2994
11680 (290.11%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
1808
5065 (180.23%)
Test#1 (Memory)
692
4190 (505.06%)
TOTAL
9971
34038 (241.35%)

Multithread

E5506

i3-4170
Test#1 (Integers)
41004
25810 (-37.06%)
Test#2 (FP)
28167
25003 (-11.23%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
17399
11964 (-31.24%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3879
3875 (-0.10%)
TOTAL
90449
66651 (-26.31%)

Performance/W
E5506
i3-4170
Test#1 (Integers)
513 points/W
478 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
352 points/W
463 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
217 points/W
222 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
48 points/W
72 points/W
TOTAL
1131 points/W
1234 points/W

Performance/GHz
E5506
i3-4170
Test#1 (Integers)
2099 points/GHz
3541 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
1404 points/GHz
3157 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
847 points/GHz
1369 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
325 points/GHz
1132 points/GHz
TOTAL
4675 points/GHz
9199 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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