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Xeon E5506 vs Core i3-7130U


Description
The E5506 is based on Nehalem architecture while the i3-7130U is based on Kaby Lake.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the E5506 gets a score of 90.4 k points while the i3-7130U gets 65.1 k points.

Summarizing, the E5506 is 1.4 times faster than the i3-7130U. To get a proper comparison between both models, take a look to the data shown below.

Specs
CPUID
106a5
806e9
Core
Gainestown
Kaby Lake-U
Architecture
Base frecuency
2.133 GHz
2.7 GHz
Boost frecuency
2.133 GHz
2.7 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
Jun 2017

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
i3-7130U
Test#1 (Integers)
1206
2767 (129.41%)
Test#2 (FP)
2754
11247 (308.38%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
1941
3608 (85.94%)
Test#1 (Memory)
781
4223 (441.04%)
TOTAL
6681
21844 (226.97%)

Multithread

E5506

i3-7130U
Test#1 (Integers)
12246
5417 (-55.77%)
Test#2 (FP)
25545
25284 (-1.02%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
17097
8311 (-51.39%)
Test#1 (Memory)
5008
3605 (-28.02%)
TOTAL
59896
42617 (-28.85%)

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
i3-7130U
Test#1 (Integers)
4477
9939 (121.98%)
Test#2 (FP)
2994
14355 (379.46%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
1808
3774 (108.79%)
Test#1 (Memory)
692
4041 (483.52%)
TOTAL
9971
32109 (222.01%)

Multithread

E5506

i3-7130U
Test#1 (Integers)
41004
20392 (-50.27%)
Test#2 (FP)
28167
32494 (15.36%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
17399
8579 (-50.70%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3879
3629 (-6.44%)
TOTAL
90449
65093 (-28.03%)

Performance/W
E5506
i3-7130U
Test#1 (Integers)
513 points/W
1359 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
352 points/W
2166 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
217 points/W
572 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
48 points/W
242 points/W
TOTAL
1131 points/W
4340 points/W

Performance/GHz
E5506
i3-7130U
Test#1 (Integers)
2099 points/GHz
3681 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
1404 points/GHz
5317 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
847 points/GHz
1398 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
325 points/GHz
1497 points/GHz
TOTAL
4675 points/GHz
11892 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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