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Xeon X3430 vs Core i3-8100


Description
The X3430 is based on Nehalem architecture while the i3-8100 is based on Coffee Lake.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the X3430 gets a score of 55.7 k points while the i3-8100 gets 152.4 k points.

Summarizing, the i3-8100 is 2.7 times faster than the X3430. To get a proper comparison between both models, take a look to the data shown below.

Specs
CPUID
106e5
906eb
Core
Lynnfield
Coffee Lake-S
Architecture
Base frecuency
2.4 GHz
3.6 GHz
Boost frecuency
2.8 GHz
3.6 GHz
Socket
LGA1156
LGA 1151
Cores/Threads
4/4
4/4
TDP
95 W
65 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
4x32+4x32 kB
4x32+4x32 kB
Cache L2
4x256 kB
4x256 kB
Cache L3
8192 kB
6144 kB
Date
October 2009
October 2017

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
i3-8100
Test#1 (Integers)
1745
3704 (112.21%)
Test#2 (FP)
3951
15303 (287.33%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
2295
4810 (109.60%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2656
5648 (112.70%)
TOTAL
10647
29465 (176.76%)

Multithread

X3430

i3-8100
Test#1 (Integers)
6806
14280 (109.80%)
Test#2 (FP)
15370
59006 (283.90%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8896
18550 (108.52%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4421
3955 (-10.54%)
TOTAL
35493
95790 (169.88%)

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
i3-8100
Test#1 (Integers)
6407
13509 (110.86%)
Test#2 (FP)
4275
19411 (354.08%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
2384
5066 (112.48%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2672
7398 (176.85%)
TOTAL
15738
45384 (188.37%)

Multithread

X3430

i3-8100
Test#1 (Integers)
25195
52705 (109.19%)
Test#2 (FP)
16764
75624 (351.11%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
9326
19695 (111.18%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4372
4350 (-0.51%)
TOTAL
55657
152375 (173.77%)

Performance/W
X3430
i3-8100
Test#1 (Integers)
265 points/W
811 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
176 points/W
1163 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
98 points/W
303 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
46 points/W
67 points/W
TOTAL
586 points/W
2344 points/W

Performance/GHz
X3430
i3-8100
Test#1 (Integers)
2288 points/GHz
3753 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
1527 points/GHz
5392 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
852 points/GHz
1407 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
954 points/GHz
2055 points/GHz
TOTAL
5621 points/GHz
12607 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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