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Xeon X3430 vs Core i5-3210M


Description
The X3430 is based on Nehalem architecture while the i5-3210M is based on Ivy Bridge.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the X3430 gets a score of 55.7 k points while the i5-3210M gets 53.7 k points.

Summarizing, the X3430 is 1 times faster than the i5-3210M . To get a proper comparison between both models, take a look to the data shown below.

Specs
CPUID
106e5
306a9
Core
Lynnfield
Ivy Bridge
Architecture
Base frecuency
2.4 GHz
2.5 GHz
Boost frecuency
2.8 GHz
3.1 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
Jun 2012

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
i5-3210M
Test#1 (Integers)
1745
3083 (76.63%)
Test#2 (FP)
3951
8582 (117.22%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
2295
3762 (63.93%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2656
3989 (50.22%)
TOTAL
10647
19416 (82.37%)

Multithread

X3430

i5-3210M
Test#1 (Integers)
6806
5787 (-14.98%)
Test#2 (FP)
15370
18774 (22.15%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8896
8741 (-1.74%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4421
4588 (3.78%)
TOTAL
35493
37890 (6.75%)

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
i5-3210M
Test#1 (Integers)
6407
8594 (34.14%)
Test#2 (FP)
4275
8880 (107.73%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
2384
3586 (50.39%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2672
3454 (29.27%)
TOTAL
15738
24514 (55.76%)

Multithread

X3430

i5-3210M
Test#1 (Integers)
25195
20179 (-19.91%)
Test#2 (FP)
16764
19961 (19.07%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
9326
8935 (-4.20%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4372
4595 (5.10%)
TOTAL
55657
53670 (-3.57%)

Performance/W
X3430
i5-3210M
Test#1 (Integers)
265 points/W
577 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
176 points/W
570 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
98 points/W
255 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
46 points/W
131 points/W
TOTAL
586 points/W
1533 points/W

Performance/GHz
X3430
i5-3210M
Test#1 (Integers)
2288 points/GHz
2772 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
1527 points/GHz
2864 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
852 points/GHz
1157 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
954 points/GHz
1114 points/GHz
TOTAL
5621 points/GHz
7908 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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