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Xeon E5506 vs Core i5-7200U


Description
The E5506 is based on Nehalem architecture while the i5-7200U is based on Kaby Lake.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the E5506 gets a score of 90.4 k points while the i5-7200U gets 75.9 k points.

Summarizing, the E5506 is 1.2 times faster than the i5-7200U. 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
2.5 GHz
Boost frecuency
2.133 GHz
3.1 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
August 2016

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
i5-7200U
Test#1 (Integers)
1206
3155 (161.59%)
Test#2 (FP)
2754
12853 (366.71%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
1941
4144 (113.53%)
Test#1 (Memory)
781
5212 (567.71%)
TOTAL
6681
25362 (279.63%)

Multithread

E5506

i5-7200U
Test#1 (Integers)
12246
6279 (-48.72%)
Test#2 (FP)
25545
29268 (14.57%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
17097
9306 (-45.57%)
Test#1 (Memory)
5008
4705 (-6.04%)
TOTAL
59896
49558 (-17.26%)

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
i5-7200U
Test#1 (Integers)
4477
11389 (154.36%)
Test#2 (FP)
2994
16470 (450.11%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
1808
4359 (141.15%)
Test#1 (Memory)
692
5209 (652.16%)
TOTAL
9971
37426 (275.33%)

Multithread

E5506

i5-7200U
Test#1 (Integers)
41004
23574 (-42.51%)
Test#2 (FP)
28167
37398 (32.77%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
17399
10149 (-41.67%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3879
4780 (23.23%)
TOTAL
90449
75901 (-16.08%)

Performance/W
E5506
i5-7200U
Test#1 (Integers)
513 points/W
1572 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
352 points/W
2493 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
217 points/W
677 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
48 points/W
319 points/W
TOTAL
1131 points/W
5060 points/W

Performance/GHz
E5506
i5-7200U
Test#1 (Integers)
2099 points/GHz
3674 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
1404 points/GHz
5313 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
847 points/GHz
1406 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
325 points/GHz
1680 points/GHz
TOTAL
4675 points/GHz
12073 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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