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Xeon E5506 vs Pentium T3400


Description
The E5506 is based on Nehalem architecture while the T3400 is based on Core.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the E5506 gets a score of 90.4 k points while the T3400 gets 14.9 k points.

Summarizing, the E5506 is 6.1 times faster than the T3400. To get a proper comparison between both models, take a look to the data shown below.

Specs
CPUID
106a5
6fd
Core
Gainestown
Merom-2M
Architecture
Base frecuency
2.133 GHz
2.167 GHz
Boost frecuency
2.133 GHz
2.167 GHz
Socket
LGA 1366
Socket P
Cores/Threads
4 /4
2/2
TDP
80 W
35 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
64 kB
2x32+2x32 kB
Cache L2
256 kB
1024 kB
Cache L3
4096 kB
kB
Date
March 2009
October 2008

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
T3400
Test#1 (Integers)
1206
1862 (54.39%)
Test#2 (FP)
2754
1895 (-31.18%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
1941
1417 (-27.00%)
Test#1 (Memory)
781
835 (7.01%)
TOTAL
6681
6009 (-10.06%)

Multithread

E5506

T3400
Test#1 (Integers)
12246
4039 (-67.02%)
Test#2 (FP)
25545
4165 (-83.69%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
17097
3549 (-79.24%)
Test#1 (Memory)
5008
1204 (-75.95%)
TOTAL
59896
12958 (-78.37%)

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
T3400
Test#1 (Integers)
4477
2491 (-44.37%)
Test#2 (FP)
2994
2247 (-24.94%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
1808
2171 (20.08%)
Test#1 (Memory)
692
1141 (64.71%)
TOTAL
9971
8049 (-19.28%)

Multithread

E5506

T3400
Test#1 (Integers)
41004
4979 (-87.86%)
Test#2 (FP)
28167
4432 (-84.27%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
17399
4272 (-75.45%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3879
1225 (-68.41%)
TOTAL
90449
14908 (-83.52%)

Performance/W
E5506
T3400
Test#1 (Integers)
513 points/W
142 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
352 points/W
127 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
217 points/W
122 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
48 points/W
35 points/W
TOTAL
1131 points/W
426 points/W

Performance/GHz
E5506
T3400
Test#1 (Integers)
2099 points/GHz
1150 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
1404 points/GHz
1037 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
847 points/GHz
1002 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
325 points/GHz
526 points/GHz
TOTAL
4675 points/GHz
3714 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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