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Xeon X3430 vs Core i5-8500


Description
The X3430 is based on Nehalem architecture while the i5-8500 is based on Coffee Lake.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the X3430 gets a score of 55.7 k points while the i5-8500 gets 251.7 k points.

Summarizing, the i5-8500 is 4.5 times faster than the X3430. To get a proper comparison between both models, take a look to the data shown below.

Specs
CPUID
106e5
906ea
Core
Lynnfield
Coffee Lake-S
Architecture
Base frecuency
2.4 GHz
3 GHz
Boost frecuency
2.8 GHz
4.1 GHz
Socket
LGA1156
LGA 1151
Cores/Threads
4/4
6/6
TDP
95 W
65 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
4x32+4x32 kB
6x32+6x32 kB
Cache L2
4x256 kB
6x256 kB
Cache L3
8192 kB
9216 kB
Date
October 2009
March 2018

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
i5-8500
Test#1 (Integers)
1745
4192 (140.17%)
Test#2 (FP)
3951
17378 (339.85%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
2295
5462 (138.00%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2656
11924 (349.05%)
TOTAL
10647
38956 (265.90%)

Multithread

X3430

i5-8500
Test#1 (Integers)
6806
27672 (306.56%)
Test#2 (FP)
15370
94071 (512.05%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8896
29055 (226.61%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4421
4386 (-0.79%)
TOTAL
35493
155184 (337.22%)

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
i5-8500
Test#1 (Integers)
6407
15225 (137.64%)
Test#2 (FP)
4275
22020 (415.12%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
2384
5746 (140.98%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2672
12175 (355.61%)
TOTAL
15738
55165 (250.53%)

Multithread

X3430

i5-8500
Test#1 (Integers)
25195
87781 (248.41%)
Test#2 (FP)
16764
126729 (655.95%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
9326
32928 (253.07%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4372
4215 (-3.59%)
TOTAL
55657
251654 (352.15%)

Performance/W
X3430
i5-8500
Test#1 (Integers)
265 points/W
1350 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
176 points/W
1950 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
98 points/W
507 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
46 points/W
65 points/W
TOTAL
586 points/W
3872 points/W

Performance/GHz
X3430
i5-8500
Test#1 (Integers)
2288 points/GHz
3713 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
1527 points/GHz
5371 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
852 points/GHz
1401 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
954 points/GHz
2969 points/GHz
TOTAL
5621 points/GHz
13455 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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