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Xeon E5506 vs Core i3-6100U


Description
The E5506 is based on Nehalem architecture while the i3-6100U is based on Skylake.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the E5506 gets a score of 90.4 k points while the i3-6100U gets 50.2 k points.

Summarizing, the E5506 is 1.8 times faster than the i3-6100U. To get a proper comparison between both models, take a look to the data shown below.

Specs
CPUID
106a5
406e3
Core
Gainestown
Skylake-U
Architecture
Base frecuency
2.133 GHz
2.3 GHz
Boost frecuency
2.133 GHz
2.3 GHz
Socket
LGA 1366
BGA1356
Cores/Threads
4 /4
2/4
TDP
80 W
15 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
September 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
i3-6100U
Test#1 (Integers)
1206
2271 (88.28%)
Test#2 (FP)
2754
9176 (233.19%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
1941
2973 (53.23%)
Test#1 (Memory)
781
3786 (385.11%)
TOTAL
6681
18206 (172.51%)

Multithread

E5506

i3-6100U
Test#1 (Integers)
12246
4787 (-60.91%)
Test#2 (FP)
25545
23042 (-9.80%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
17097
7546 (-55.86%)
Test#1 (Memory)
5008
3860 (-22.91%)
TOTAL
59896
39235 (-34.49%)

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
i3-6100U
Test#1 (Integers)
4477
7989 (78.44%)
Test#2 (FP)
2994
11816 (294.66%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
1808
2967 (64.13%)
Test#1 (Memory)
692
3751 (441.72%)
TOTAL
9971
26523 (165.99%)

Multithread

E5506

i3-6100U
Test#1 (Integers)
41004
15439 (-62.35%)
Test#2 (FP)
28167
23788 (-15.54%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
17399
6928 (-60.18%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3879
4033 (3.98%)
TOTAL
90449
50188 (-44.51%)

Performance/W
E5506
i3-6100U
Test#1 (Integers)
513 points/W
1029 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
352 points/W
1586 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
217 points/W
462 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
48 points/W
269 points/W
TOTAL
1131 points/W
3346 points/W

Performance/GHz
E5506
i3-6100U
Test#1 (Integers)
2099 points/GHz
3474 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
1404 points/GHz
5137 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
847 points/GHz
1290 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
325 points/GHz
1631 points/GHz
TOTAL
4675 points/GHz
11532 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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