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Xeon X3430 vs Core i3-4030U


Description
The X3430 is based on Nehalem architecture while the i3-4030U is based on Haswell.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the X3430 gets a score of 55.7 k points while the i3-4030U gets 36.7 k points.

Summarizing, the X3430 is 1.5 times faster than the i3-4030U. To get a proper comparison between both models, take a look to the data shown below.

Specs
CPUID
106e5
40651
Core
Lynnfield
Haswell
Architecture
Base frecuency
2.4 GHz
1.9 GHz
Boost frecuency
2.8 GHz
1.9 GHz
Socket
LGA1156
BGA1168
Cores/Threads
4/4
2/4
TDP
95 W
15 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
4x32+4x32 kB
2x32+2x32 kB
Cache L2
4x256 kB
2x256 kB
Cache L3
8192 kB
3072 kB
Date
October 2009
April 2014

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
i3-4030U
Test#1 (Integers)
1745
2145 (22.88%)
Test#2 (FP)
3951
5396 (36.56%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
2295
2370 (3.30%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2656
2015 (-24.13%)
TOTAL
10647
11925 (12.01%)

Multithread

X3430

i3-4030U
Test#1 (Integers)
6806
3940 (-42.12%)
Test#2 (FP)
15370
13676 (-11.02%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8896
5781 (-35.02%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4421
2439 (-44.84%)
TOTAL
35493
25836 (-27.21%)

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
i3-4030U
Test#1 (Integers)
6407
6698 (4.55%)
Test#2 (FP)
4275
5985 (40.01%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
2384
2651 (11.18%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2672
2133 (-20.19%)
TOTAL
15738
17467 (10.99%)

Multithread

X3430

i3-4030U
Test#1 (Integers)
25195
14300 (-43.24%)
Test#2 (FP)
16764
13830 (-17.50%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
9326
6124 (-34.34%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4372
2484 (-43.19%)
TOTAL
55657
36738 (-33.99%)

Performance/W
X3430
i3-4030U
Test#1 (Integers)
265 points/W
953 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
176 points/W
922 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
98 points/W
408 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
46 points/W
166 points/W
TOTAL
586 points/W
2449 points/W

Performance/GHz
X3430
i3-4030U
Test#1 (Integers)
2288 points/GHz
3525 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
1527 points/GHz
3150 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
852 points/GHz
1395 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
954 points/GHz
1122 points/GHz
TOTAL
5621 points/GHz
9193 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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