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Xeon X3430 vs Core i3-4170


Description
The X3430 is based on Nehalem architecture while the i3-4170 is based on Haswell.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the X3430 gets a score of 55.7 k points while the i3-4170 gets 66.7 k points.

Summarizing, the i3-4170 is 1.2 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
3.7 GHz
Boost frecuency
2.8 GHz
3.7 GHz
Socket
LGA1156
LGA1150
Cores/Threads
4/4
2/4
TDP
95 W
54 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
March 2015

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
i3-4170
Test#1 (Integers)
1745
4235 (142.67%)
Test#2 (FP)
3951
10580 (167.78%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
2295
4867 (112.10%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2656
4200 (58.17%)
TOTAL
10647
23882 (124.32%)

Multithread

X3430

i3-4170
Test#1 (Integers)
6806
7705 (13.20%)
Test#2 (FP)
15370
27136 (76.55%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8896
11480 (29.05%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4421
2681 (-39.35%)
TOTAL
35493
49003 (38.06%)

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
i3-4170
Test#1 (Integers)
6407
13103 (104.52%)
Test#2 (FP)
4275
11680 (173.23%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
2384
5065 (112.45%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2672
4190 (56.80%)
TOTAL
15738
34038 (116.28%)

Multithread

X3430

i3-4170
Test#1 (Integers)
25195
25810 (2.44%)
Test#2 (FP)
16764
25003 (49.15%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
9326
11964 (28.29%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4372
3875 (-11.38%)
TOTAL
55657
66651 (19.75%)

Performance/W
X3430
i3-4170
Test#1 (Integers)
265 points/W
478 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
176 points/W
463 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
98 points/W
222 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
46 points/W
72 points/W
TOTAL
586 points/W
1234 points/W

Performance/GHz
X3430
i3-4170
Test#1 (Integers)
2288 points/GHz
3541 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
1527 points/GHz
3157 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
852 points/GHz
1369 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
954 points/GHz
1132 points/GHz
TOTAL
5621 points/GHz
9199 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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