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Xeon X3430 vs Core i5-M 540


Description
The X3430 is based on Nehalem architecture while the i5-M 540 is based on Westmere.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the X3430 gets a score of 55.7 k points while the i5-M 540 gets 29.5 k points.

Summarizing, the X3430 is 1.9 times faster than the i5-M 540. To get a proper comparison between both models, take a look to the data shown below.

Specs
CPUID
106e5
20652
Core
Lynnfield
Arrandale
Architecture
Base frecuency
2.4 GHz
1.2 GHz
Boost frecuency
2.8 GHz
2.8 GHz
Socket
LGA1156
FC-PGA10
Cores/Threads
4/4
2/4
TDP
95 W
35 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
4x32+4x32 kB
2x32+2x32 kB
Cache L2
4x256 kB
2x256 kB
Cache L3
8192 kB
3072 kB
Date
October 2009
January 2010

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-M 540
Test#1 (Integers)
6407
6703 (4.63%)
Test#2 (FP)
4275
4542 (6.24%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
2384
2477 (3.87%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2672
1324 (-50.46%)
TOTAL
15738
15045 (-4.40%)

Multithread

X3430

i5-M 540
Test#1 (Integers)
25195
12272 (-51.29%)
Test#2 (FP)
16764
9699 (-42.15%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
9326
5972 (-35.97%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4372
1593 (-63.56%)
TOTAL
55657
29536 (-46.93%)

Performance/W
X3430
i5-M 540
Test#1 (Integers)
265 points/W
351 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
176 points/W
277 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
98 points/W
171 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
46 points/W
46 points/W
TOTAL
586 points/W
844 points/W

Performance/GHz
X3430
i5-M 540
Test#1 (Integers)
2288 points/GHz
2394 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
1527 points/GHz
1622 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
852 points/GHz
885 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
954 points/GHz
473 points/GHz
TOTAL
5621 points/GHz
5373 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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