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Xeon X3430 vs Core i3-9100


Description
The X3430 is based on Nehalem architecture while the i3-9100 is based on Coffee Lake.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the X3430 gets a score of 55.7 k points while the i3-9100 gets 171.7 k points.

Summarizing, the i3-9100 is 3.1 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
4.2 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
April 2019

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
i3-9100
Test#1 (Integers)
1745
4299 (146.35%)
Test#2 (FP)
3951
17795 (350.38%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
2295
5575 (142.95%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2656
8862 (233.71%)
TOTAL
10647
36531 (243.12%)

Multithread

X3430

i3-9100
Test#1 (Integers)
6806
15987 (134.89%)
Test#2 (FP)
15370
66305 (331.39%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8896
20752 (133.27%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4421
4444 (0.53%)
TOTAL
35493
107488 (202.84%)

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
i3-9100
Test#1 (Integers)
6407
15531 (142.42%)
Test#2 (FP)
4275
22214 (419.66%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
2384
5789 (142.77%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2672
8306 (210.84%)
TOTAL
15738
51840 (229.40%)

Multithread

X3430

i3-9100
Test#1 (Integers)
25195
58565 (132.45%)
Test#2 (FP)
16764
86170 (414.01%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
9326
22401 (140.20%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4372
4555 (4.17%)
TOTAL
55657
171690 (208.48%)

Performance/W
X3430
i3-9100
Test#1 (Integers)
265 points/W
901 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
176 points/W
1326 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
98 points/W
345 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
46 points/W
70 points/W
TOTAL
586 points/W
2641 points/W

Performance/GHz
X3430
i3-9100
Test#1 (Integers)
2288 points/GHz
3698 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
1527 points/GHz
5289 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
852 points/GHz
1378 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
954 points/GHz
1978 points/GHz
TOTAL
5621 points/GHz
12343 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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