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Xeon X3430 vs Core i7-4500U


Description
The X3430 is based on Nehalem architecture while the i7-4500U is based on Haswell.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the X3430 gets a score of 55.7 k points while the i7-4500U gets 49.8 k points.

Summarizing, the X3430 is 1.1 times faster than the i7-4500U . To get a proper comparison between both models, take a look to the data shown below.

Specs
CPUID
106e5
40651
Core
Lynnfield
Haswell
Architecture
Base frecuency
2.4 GHz
1.8 GHz
Boost frecuency
2.8 GHz
3 GHz
Socket
LGA1156
BGA1168
Cores/Threads
4/4
2 /2
TDP
95 W
15 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
4x32+4x32 kB
32+32 kB
Cache L2
4x256 kB
256 kB
Cache L3
8192 kB
4096 kB
Date
October 2009
Jun 2013

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
i7-4500U
Test#1 (Integers)
1745
3313 (89.84%)
Test#2 (FP)
3951
8374 (111.95%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
2295
3680 (60.36%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2656
3343 (25.90%)
TOTAL
10647
18711 (75.74%)

Multithread

X3430

i7-4500U
Test#1 (Integers)
6806
5207 (-23.49%)
Test#2 (FP)
15370
18544 (20.65%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8896
7797 (-12.36%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4421
3545 (-19.82%)
TOTAL
35493
35092 (-1.13%)

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
i7-4500U
Test#1 (Integers)
6407
10196 (59.14%)
Test#2 (FP)
4275
9233 (115.99%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
2384
3894 (63.31%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2672
3291 (23.16%)
TOTAL
15738
26614 (69.11%)

Multithread

X3430

i7-4500U
Test#1 (Integers)
25195
19204 (-23.78%)
Test#2 (FP)
16764
19017 (13.44%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
9326
8308 (-10.92%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4372
3222 (-26.31%)
TOTAL
55657
49751 (-10.61%)

Performance/W
X3430
i7-4500U
Test#1 (Integers)
265 points/W
1280 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
176 points/W
1268 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
98 points/W
554 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
46 points/W
215 points/W
TOTAL
586 points/W
3317 points/W

Performance/GHz
X3430
i7-4500U
Test#1 (Integers)
2288 points/GHz
3399 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
1527 points/GHz
3078 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
852 points/GHz
1298 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
954 points/GHz
1097 points/GHz
TOTAL
5621 points/GHz
8871 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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