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Xeon X3430 vs Core i3-4160


Description
The X3430 is based on Nehalem architecture while the i3-4160 is based on Haswell.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the X3430 gets a score of 35.5 k points while the i3-4160 gets 51.8 k points.

Summarizing, the i3-4160 is 1.5 times faster than the X3430. To get a proper comparison between both models, take a look to the data shown below.

Specs
CPUID
106e5
306c3
Core
Lynnfield
Haswell
Architecture
Base frecuency
2.4 GHz
3.6 GHz
Boost frecuency
2.8 GHz
3.6 GHz
Socket
LGA1156
LGA 1150
Cores/Threads
4/4
2/4
TDP
95 W
54 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
July 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
i3-4160
Test#1 (Integers)
1745
4131 (136.70%)
Test#2 (FP)
3951
10330 (161.45%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
2295
4645 (102.41%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2656
3952 (48.81%)
TOTAL
10647
23057 (116.57%)

Multithread

X3430

i3-4160
Test#1 (Integers)
6806
7464 (9.66%)
Test#2 (FP)
15370
26620 (73.19%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8896
11458 (28.80%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4421
6268 (41.78%)
TOTAL
35493
51810 (45.97%)

Performance/W
X3430
i3-4160
Test#1 (Integers)
72 points/W
138 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
162 points/W
493 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
94 points/W
212 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
47 points/W
116 points/W
TOTAL
374 points/W
959 points/W

Performance/GHz
X3430
i3-4160
Test#1 (Integers)
623 points/GHz
1148 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
1411 points/GHz
2869 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
820 points/GHz
1290 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
948 points/GHz
1098 points/GHz
TOTAL
3802 points/GHz
6405 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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