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Xeon W3530 vs E5506


Description
The W3530 is based on Westmere architecture while the E5506 is based on Nehalem.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the W3530 gets a score of 72.8 k points while the E5506 gets 90.4 k points.

Summarizing, the E5506 is 1.2 times faster than the W3530 . To get a proper comparison between both models, take a look to the data shown below.

Specs
CPUID
106a5
106a5
Core
Bloomfield
Gainestown
Architecture
Base frecuency
2.8 GHz
2.133 GHz
Boost frecuency
3.067 GHz
2.133 GHz
Socket
LGA 1366
LGA 1366
Cores/Threads
4 /4
4 /4
TDP
130 W
80 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
64 kB
64 kB
Cache L2
256 kB
256 kB
Cache L3
8192 kB
4096 kB
Date
March 2010
March 2009

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
W3530
E5506
Test#1 (Integers)
7513
4477 (-40.41%)
Test#2 (FP)
4930
2994 (-39.28%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3024
1808 (-40.21%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2736
692 (-74.69%)
TOTAL
18203
9971 (-45.22%)

Multithread

W3530

E5506
Test#1 (Integers)
31335
41004 (30.86%)
Test#2 (FP)
23108
28167 (21.89%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
15777
17399 (10.28%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2555
3879 (51.83%)
TOTAL
72775
90449 (24.29%)

Performance/W
W3530
E5506
Test#1 (Integers)
241 points/W
513 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
178 points/W
352 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
121 points/W
217 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
20 points/W
48 points/W
TOTAL
560 points/W
1131 points/W

Performance/GHz
W3530
E5506
Test#1 (Integers)
2450 points/GHz
2099 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
1608 points/GHz
1404 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
986 points/GHz
847 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
892 points/GHz
325 points/GHz
TOTAL
5935 points/GHz
4675 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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