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Xeon X3430 vs Celeron 420


Description
The X3430 is based on Nehalem architecture while the 420 is based on Core.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the X3430 gets a score of 55.7 k points while the 420 gets 0 k points.

Summarizing, the X3430 is INF times faster than the 420. To get a proper comparison between both models, take a look to the data shown below.

Specs
CPUID
106e5
10661
Core
Lynnfield
Conroe-L
Architecture
Base frecuency
2.4 GHz
1.6 GHz
Boost frecuency
2.8 GHz
1.6 GHz
Socket
LGA1156
LGA 775
Cores/Threads
4/4
1/1
TDP
95 W
35 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
4x32+4x32 kB
32+32 kB
Cache L2
4x256 kB
512 kB
Cache L3
8192 kB
0 kB
Date
October 2009
Jun 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
420
Test#1 (Integers)
1745
1611 (-7.72%)
Test#2 (FP)
3951
1609 (-59.29%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
2295
1596 (-30.43%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2656
1072 (-59.63%)
TOTAL
10647
5888 (-44.70%)

Multithread

X3430

420
Test#1 (Integers)
6806
0 (-100.00%)
Test#2 (FP)
15370
0 (-100.00%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8896
0 (-100.00%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4421
0 (-100.00%)
TOTAL
35493
0 (-100.00%)

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
420
Test#1 (Integers)
6407
1860 (-70.97%)
Test#2 (FP)
4275
1669 (-60.96%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
2384
1677 (-29.66%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2672
1058 (-60.40%)
TOTAL
15738
6264 (-60.20%)

Multithread

X3430

420
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
420
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
420
Test#1 (Integers)
2288 points/GHz
1162 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
1527 points/GHz
1043 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
852 points/GHz
1048 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
954 points/GHz
661 points/GHz
TOTAL
5621 points/GHz
3915 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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