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Xeon E5506 vs Core i5-3320M


Description
The E5506 is based on Nehalem architecture while the i5-3320M is based on Ivy Bridge.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the E5506 gets a score of 90.4 k points while the i5-3320M gets 54.4 k points.

Summarizing, the E5506 is 1.7 times faster than the i5-3320M . To get a proper comparison between both models, take a look to the data shown below.

Specs
CPUID
106a5
306a9
Core
Gainestown
Ivy Bridge
Architecture
Base frecuency
2.133 GHz
2.6 GHz
Boost frecuency
2.133 GHz
3.3 GHz
Socket
LGA 1366
BGA1023
Cores/Threads
4 /4
2/4
TDP
80 W
35 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
Jun 2012

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
i5-3320M
Test#1 (Integers)
1206
3234 (168.19%)
Test#2 (FP)
2754
9054 (228.79%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
1941
3944 (103.24%)
Test#1 (Memory)
781
3833 (391.10%)
TOTAL
6681
20065 (200.34%)

Multithread

E5506

i5-3320M
Test#1 (Integers)
12246
6036 (-50.71%)
Test#2 (FP)
25545
18869 (-26.14%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
17097
8695 (-49.14%)
Test#1 (Memory)
5008
3670 (-26.70%)
TOTAL
59896
37271 (-37.77%)

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
i5-3320M
Test#1 (Integers)
4477
10916 (143.79%)
Test#2 (FP)
2994
9994 (233.80%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
1808
4071 (125.22%)
Test#1 (Memory)
692
3866 (458.21%)
TOTAL
9971
28846 (189.28%)

Multithread

E5506

i5-3320M
Test#1 (Integers)
41004
20650 (-49.64%)
Test#2 (FP)
28167
20672 (-26.61%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
17399
9355 (-46.24%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3879
3744 (-3.46%)
TOTAL
90449
54421 (-39.83%)

Performance/W
E5506
i5-3320M
Test#1 (Integers)
513 points/W
590 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
352 points/W
591 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
217 points/W
267 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
48 points/W
107 points/W
TOTAL
1131 points/W
1555 points/W

Performance/GHz
E5506
i5-3320M
Test#1 (Integers)
2099 points/GHz
3308 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
1404 points/GHz
3028 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
847 points/GHz
1234 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
325 points/GHz
1171 points/GHz
TOTAL
4675 points/GHz
8741 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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