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Xeon X3430 vs Athlon II X2 260


Description
The X3430 is based on Nehalem architecture while the 260 is based on K10.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the X3430 gets a score of 55.7 k points while the 260 gets 23.5 k points.

Summarizing, the X3430 is 2.4 times faster than the 260. To get a proper comparison between both models, take a look to the data shown below.

Specs
CPUID
106e5
100f63
Core
Lynnfield
Regor
Architecture
Base frecuency
2.4 GHz
3.2 GHz
Boost frecuency
2.8 GHz
3.2 GHz
Socket
LGA1156
Socket AM3
Cores/Threads
4/4
2/2
TDP
95 W
65 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
4x32+4x32 kB
2x128 kB
Cache L2
4x256 kB
2x1024 kB
Cache L3
8192 kB
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
260
Test#1 (Integers)
6407
6070 (-5.26%)
Test#2 (FP)
4275
6254 (46.29%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
2384
3122 (30.94%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2672
1689 (-36.79%)
TOTAL
15738
17135 (8.87%)

Multithread

X3430

260
Test#1 (Integers)
25195
8534 (-66.13%)
Test#2 (FP)
16764
8582 (-48.81%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
9326
4367 (-53.18%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4372
2000 (-54.26%)
TOTAL
55657
23482 (-57.81%)

Performance/W
X3430
260
Test#1 (Integers)
265 points/W
131 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
176 points/W
132 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
98 points/W
67 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
46 points/W
31 points/W
TOTAL
586 points/W
361 points/W

Performance/GHz
X3430
260
Test#1 (Integers)
2288 points/GHz
1897 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
1527 points/GHz
1954 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
852 points/GHz
976 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
954 points/GHz
528 points/GHz
TOTAL
5621 points/GHz
5355 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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