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Xeon E5506 vs E3-1230 v5


Description
The E5506 is based on Nehalem architecture while the E3-1230 v5 is based on Skylake.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the E5506 gets a score of 90.4 k points while the E3-1230 v5 gets 37.9 k points.

Summarizing, the E5506 is 2.4 times faster than the E3-1230 v5. To get a proper comparison between both models, take a look to the data shown below.

Specs
CPUID
106a5
506e3
Core
Gainestown
Skylake-S
Architecture
Base frecuency
2.133 GHz
3.4 GHz
Boost frecuency
2.133 GHz
3.8 GHz
Socket
LGA 1366
LGA 1151
Cores/Threads
4 /4
4/8
TDP
80 W
80 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
64 kB
4x32+4x32 kB
Cache L2
256 kB
4x256 kB
Cache L3
4096 kB
8192 kB
Date
March 2009
October 2015

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
E3-1230 v5
Test#1 (Integers)
1206
696 (-42.27%)
Test#2 (FP)
2754
2804 (1.81%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
1941
848 (-56.29%)
Test#1 (Memory)
781
1884 (141.33%)
TOTAL
6681
6232 (-6.72%)

Multithread

E5506

E3-1230 v5
Test#1 (Integers)
12246
2736 (-77.66%)
Test#2 (FP)
25545
12868 (-49.63%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
17097
3890 (-77.25%)
Test#1 (Memory)
5008
6030 (20.41%)
TOTAL
59896
25523 (-57.39%)

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
E3-1230 v5
Test#1 (Integers)
4477
2588 (-42.20%)
Test#2 (FP)
2994
3940 (31.60%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
1808
1000 (-44.70%)
Test#1 (Memory)
692
1995 (188.09%)
TOTAL
9971
9522 (-4.50%)

Multithread

E5506

E3-1230 v5
Test#1 (Integers)
41004
10403 (-74.63%)
Test#2 (FP)
28167
16644 (-40.91%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
17399
4510 (-74.08%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3879
6328 (63.16%)
TOTAL
90449
37884 (-58.12%)

Performance/W
E5506
E3-1230 v5
Test#1 (Integers)
513 points/W
130 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
352 points/W
208 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
217 points/W
56 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
48 points/W
79 points/W
TOTAL
1131 points/W
474 points/W

Performance/GHz
E5506
E3-1230 v5
Test#1 (Integers)
2099 points/GHz
681 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
1404 points/GHz
1037 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
847 points/GHz
263 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
325 points/GHz
525 points/GHz
TOTAL
4675 points/GHz
2506 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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