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Xeon X3430 vs Core i5-2410M


Description
The X3430 is based on Nehalem architecture while the i5-2410M is based on Sandy Bridge.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the X3430 gets a score of 55.7 k points while the i5-2410M gets 36.9 k points.

Summarizing, the X3430 is 1.5 times faster than the i5-2410M . To get a proper comparison between both models, take a look to the data shown below.

Specs
CPUID
106e5
206a7
Core
Lynnfield
Sandy Bridge
Architecture
Base frecuency
2.4 GHz
2.3 GHz
Boost frecuency
2.8 GHz
2.9 GHz
Socket
LGA1156
Socket G2 (988B)
Cores/Threads
4/4
2/2
TDP
95 W
35 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
February 2011

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
i5-2410M
Test#1 (Integers)
1745
2376 (36.13%)
Test#2 (FP)
3951
6604 (67.14%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
2295
3479 (51.60%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2656
3160 (19.00%)
TOTAL
10647
15618 (46.70%)

Multithread

X3430

i5-2410M
Test#1 (Integers)
6806
5488 (-19.38%)
Test#2 (FP)
15370
14387 (-6.40%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8896
8389 (-5.70%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4421
3086 (-30.20%)
TOTAL
35493
31349 (-11.68%)

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
i5-2410M
Test#1 (Integers)
6407
7981 (24.58%)
Test#2 (FP)
4275
6548 (53.17%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
2384
3283 (37.69%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2672
2705 (1.21%)
TOTAL
15738
20516 (30.36%)

Multithread

X3430

i5-2410M
Test#1 (Integers)
25195
13656 (-45.80%)
Test#2 (FP)
16764
13167 (-21.46%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
9326
7054 (-24.36%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4372
3021 (-30.90%)
TOTAL
55657
36899 (-33.70%)

Performance/W
X3430
i5-2410M
Test#1 (Integers)
265 points/W
390 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
176 points/W
376 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
98 points/W
202 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
46 points/W
86 points/W
TOTAL
586 points/W
1054 points/W

Performance/GHz
X3430
i5-2410M
Test#1 (Integers)
2288 points/GHz
2752 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
1527 points/GHz
2258 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
852 points/GHz
1132 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
954 points/GHz
933 points/GHz
TOTAL
5621 points/GHz
7075 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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