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Xeon X3430 vs Athlon 64 X2 4200+


Description
The X3430 is based on Nehalem architecture while the 4200+ is based on K8.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the X3430 gets a score of 55.7 k points while the 4200+ gets 17.9 k points.

Summarizing, the X3430 is 3.1 times faster than the 4200+. To get a proper comparison between both models, take a look to the data shown below.

Specs
CPUID
106e5
60fb1
Core
Lynnfield
Brisbane
Architecture
Base frecuency
2.4 GHz
2.2 GHz
Boost frecuency
2.8 GHz
2.2 GHz
Socket
LGA1156
Socket AM2
Cores/Threads
4/4
2/2
TDP
95 W
65 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
4x32+4x32 kB
2x128 kB
Cache L2
4x256 kB
2x512 kB
Cache L3
8192 kB
0 kB
Date
October 2009
January 2007

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
X3430
4200+
Test#1 (Integers)
1745
1146 (-34.34%)
Test#2 (FP)
3951
3852 (-2.51%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
2295
1730 (-24.59%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2656
178 (-93.31%)
TOTAL
10647
6906 (-35.13%)

Multithread

X3430

4200+
Test#1 (Integers)
6806
2226 (-67.29%)
Test#2 (FP)
15370
7329 (-52.32%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8896
3366 (-62.17%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4421
301 (-93.19%)
TOTAL
35493
13222 (-62.75%)

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
X3430
4200+
Test#1 (Integers)
6407
2771 (-56.75%)
Test#2 (FP)
4275
4003 (-6.35%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
2384
1918 (-19.55%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2672
163 (-93.89%)
TOTAL
15738
8856 (-43.73%)

Multithread

X3430

4200+
Test#1 (Integers)
25195
5808 (-76.95%)
Test#2 (FP)
16764
7848 (-53.19%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
9326
3977 (-57.36%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4372
307 (-92.98%)
TOTAL
55657
17939 (-67.77%)

Performance/W
X3430
4200+
Test#1 (Integers)
265 points/W
89 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
176 points/W
121 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
98 points/W
61 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
46 points/W
5 points/W
TOTAL
586 points/W
276 points/W

Performance/GHz
X3430
4200+
Test#1 (Integers)
2288 points/GHz
1260 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
1527 points/GHz
1820 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
852 points/GHz
872 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
954 points/GHz
74 points/GHz
TOTAL
5621 points/GHz
4025 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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