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Xeon E5506 vs Core 2 Duo T7100


Description
The E5506 is based on Nehalem architecture while the T7100 is based on Core.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the E5506 gets a score of 90.4 k points while the T7100 gets 12.9 k points.

Summarizing, the E5506 is 7 times faster than the T7100 . To get a proper comparison between both models, take a look to the data shown below.

Specs
CPUID
106a5
6fd
Core
Gainestown
Merom
Architecture
Base frecuency
2.133 GHz
1.8 GHz
Boost frecuency
2.133 GHz
1.8 GHz
Socket
LGA 1366
Socket P
Cores/Threads
4 /4
2/2
TDP
80 W
35 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
64 kB
32+32 kB
Cache L2
256 kB
2048 kB
Cache L3
4096 kB
0 kB
Date
March 2009
May 2007

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
T7100
Test#1 (Integers)
4477
2083 (-53.47%)
Test#2 (FP)
2994
1859 (-37.89%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
1808
1860 (2.92%)
Test#1 (Memory)
692
1245 (79.80%)
TOTAL
9971
7048 (-29.32%)

Multithread

E5506

T7100
Test#1 (Integers)
41004
4161 (-89.85%)
Test#2 (FP)
28167
3732 (-86.75%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
17399
3727 (-78.58%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3879
1284 (-66.89%)
TOTAL
90449
12904 (-85.73%)

Performance/W
E5506
T7100
Test#1 (Integers)
513 points/W
119 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
352 points/W
107 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
217 points/W
106 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
48 points/W
37 points/W
TOTAL
1131 points/W
369 points/W

Performance/GHz
E5506
T7100
Test#1 (Integers)
2099 points/GHz
1157 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
1404 points/GHz
1033 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
847 points/GHz
1034 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
325 points/GHz
692 points/GHz
TOTAL
4675 points/GHz
3916 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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