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Xeon X3430 vs Athlon II 170u


Description
The X3430 is based on Nehalem architecture while the 170u is based on K10.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the X3430 gets a score of 55.7 k points while the 170u gets 0 k points.

Summarizing, the X3430 is INF times faster than the 170u. To get a proper comparison between both models, take a look to the data shown below.

Specs
CPUID
106e5
100f63
Core
Lynnfield
Sargas
Architecture
Base frecuency
2.4 GHz
2 GHz
Boost frecuency
2.8 GHz
2 GHz
Socket
LGA1156
Socket AM3
Cores/Threads
4/4
1/1
TDP
95 W
20 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
4x32+4x32 kB
128 kB
Cache L2
4x256 kB
1024 kB
Cache L3
8192 kB
0 kB
Date
October 2009
May 2010

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
170u
Test#1 (Integers)
6407
3835 (-40.13%)
Test#2 (FP)
4275
3877 (-9.31%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
2384
2042 (-14.36%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2672
1272 (-52.39%)
TOTAL
15738
11027 (-29.94%)

Multithread

X3430

170u
Test#1 (Integers)
25195
0 (-100.00%)
Test#2 (FP)
16764
0 (-100.00%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
9326
0 (-100.00%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4372
0 (-100.00%)
TOTAL
55657
0 (-100.00%)

Performance/W
X3430
170u
Test#1 (Integers)
265 points/W
0 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
176 points/W
0 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
98 points/W
0 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
46 points/W
0 points/W
TOTAL
586 points/W
0 points/W

Performance/GHz
X3430
170u
Test#1 (Integers)
2288 points/GHz
1918 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
1527 points/GHz
1938 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
852 points/GHz
1021 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
954 points/GHz
636 points/GHz
TOTAL
5621 points/GHz
5513 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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