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Xeon X3430 vs Core i3-3217U


Description
The X3430 is based on Nehalem architecture while the i3-3217U is based on Ivy Bridge.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the X3430 gets a score of 55.7 k points while the i3-3217U gets 32.8 k points.

Summarizing, the X3430 is 1.7 times faster than the i3-3217U . To get a proper comparison between both models, take a look to the data shown below.

Specs
CPUID
106e5
306a9
Core
Lynnfield
Ivy Bridge
Architecture
Base frecuency
2.4 GHz
1.8 GHz
Boost frecuency
2.8 GHz
1.8 GHz
Socket
LGA1156
BGA1023
Cores/Threads
4/4
2 /2
TDP
95 W
17 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
4x32+4x32 kB
32+32 kB
Cache L2
4x256 kB
256 kB
Cache L3
8192 kB
3072 kB
Date
October 2009
Jun 2012

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
i3-3217U
Test#1 (Integers)
1745
1785 (2.28%)
Test#2 (FP)
3951
5015 (26.94%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
2295
2208 (-3.78%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2656
2310 (-13.01%)
TOTAL
10647
11318 (6.31%)

Multithread

X3430

i3-3217U
Test#1 (Integers)
6806
3564 (-47.64%)
Test#2 (FP)
15370
11466 (-25.40%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8896
5339 (-39.99%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4421
2539 (-42.56%)
TOTAL
35493
22908 (-35.46%)

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
i3-3217U
Test#1 (Integers)
6407
5374 (-16.11%)
Test#2 (FP)
4275
5254 (22.92%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
2384
2202 (-7.63%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2672
2249 (-15.83%)
TOTAL
15738
15081 (-4.18%)

Multithread

X3430

i3-3217U
Test#1 (Integers)
25195
12458 (-50.56%)
Test#2 (FP)
16764
12137 (-27.60%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
9326
5519 (-40.82%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4372
2637 (-39.70%)
TOTAL
55657
32750 (-41.16%)

Performance/W
X3430
i3-3217U
Test#1 (Integers)
265 points/W
733 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
176 points/W
714 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
98 points/W
325 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
46 points/W
155 points/W
TOTAL
586 points/W
1926 points/W

Performance/GHz
X3430
i3-3217U
Test#1 (Integers)
2288 points/GHz
2986 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
1527 points/GHz
2919 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
852 points/GHz
1224 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
954 points/GHz
1250 points/GHz
TOTAL
5621 points/GHz
8378 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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