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Xeon X3430 vs Core i7-5500U


Description
The X3430 is based on Nehalem architecture while the i7-5500U is based on Broadwell.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the X3430 gets a score of 55.7 k points while the i7-5500U gets 63.7 k points.

Summarizing, the i7-5500U is 1.1 times faster than the X3430. To get a proper comparison between both models, take a look to the data shown below.

Specs
CPUID
106e5
306d4
Core
Lynnfield
Broadwell-U
Architecture
Base frecuency
2.4 GHz
2.4 GHz
Boost frecuency
2.8 GHz
3 GHz
Socket
LGA1156
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
March 2015

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
i7-5500U
Test#1 (Integers)
1745
3312 (89.78%)
Test#2 (FP)
3951
11613 (193.93%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
2295
3937 (71.56%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2656
3241 (22.04%)
TOTAL
10647
22103 (107.61%)

Multithread

X3430

i7-5500U
Test#1 (Integers)
6806
5965 (-12.36%)
Test#2 (FP)
15370
25541 (66.18%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8896
8805 (-1.03%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4421
3356 (-24.09%)
TOTAL
35493
43667 (23.03%)

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
i7-5500U
Test#1 (Integers)
6407
10587 (65.25%)
Test#2 (FP)
4275
13716 (220.86%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
2384
4223 (77.10%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2672
3638 (36.14%)
TOTAL
15738
32163 (104.37%)

Multithread

X3430

i7-5500U
Test#1 (Integers)
25195
20801 (-17.44%)
Test#2 (FP)
16764
30439 (81.57%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
9326
9103 (-2.39%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4372
3352 (-23.34%)
TOTAL
55657
63694 (14.44%)

Performance/W
X3430
i7-5500U
Test#1 (Integers)
265 points/W
1387 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
176 points/W
2029 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
98 points/W
607 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
46 points/W
223 points/W
TOTAL
586 points/W
4246 points/W

Performance/GHz
X3430
i7-5500U
Test#1 (Integers)
2288 points/GHz
3529 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
1527 points/GHz
4572 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
852 points/GHz
1408 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
954 points/GHz
1213 points/GHz
TOTAL
5621 points/GHz
10721 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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