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Xeon X3430 vs Core i5-8250U


Description
The X3430 is based on Nehalem architecture while the i5-8250U is based on Kaby Lake.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the X3430 gets a score of 55.7 k points while the i5-8250U gets 122.3 k points.

Summarizing, the i5-8250U is 2.2 times faster than the X3430. To get a proper comparison between both models, take a look to the data shown below.

Specs
CPUID
106e5
806ea
Core
Lynnfield
Kaby Lake-R
Architecture
Base frecuency
2.4 GHz
1.6 GHz
Boost frecuency
2.8 GHz
3.4 GHz
Socket
LGA1156
BGA1356
Cores/Threads
4/4
4/8
TDP
95 W
15 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
August 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
i5-8250U
Test#1 (Integers)
1745
3322 (90.34%)
Test#2 (FP)
3951
13499 (241.67%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
2295
4105 (78.89%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2656
7416 (179.27%)
TOTAL
10647
28342 (166.21%)

Multithread

X3430

i5-8250U
Test#1 (Integers)
6806
13969 (105.24%)
Test#2 (FP)
15370
50797 (230.50%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8896
14713 (65.38%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4421
4763 (7.74%)
TOTAL
35493
84242 (137.35%)

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
i5-8250U
Test#1 (Integers)
6407
12410 (93.71%)
Test#2 (FP)
4275
18112 (323.70%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
2384
4785 (100.70%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2672
8157 (205.24%)
TOTAL
15738
43464 (176.18%)

Multithread

X3430

i5-8250U
Test#1 (Integers)
25195
42479 (68.60%)
Test#2 (FP)
16764
60203 (259.11%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
9326
14850 (59.23%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4372
4770 (9.09%)
TOTAL
55657
122301 (119.74%)

Performance/W
X3430
i5-8250U
Test#1 (Integers)
265 points/W
2832 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
176 points/W
4014 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
98 points/W
990 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
46 points/W
318 points/W
TOTAL
586 points/W
8153 points/W

Performance/GHz
X3430
i5-8250U
Test#1 (Integers)
2288 points/GHz
3650 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
1527 points/GHz
5327 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
852 points/GHz
1407 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
954 points/GHz
2399 points/GHz
TOTAL
5621 points/GHz
12784 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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