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Xeon X3430 vs Core i7-8550U


Description
The X3430 is based on Nehalem architecture while the i7-8550U is based on Kaby Lake.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the X3430 gets a score of 55.7 k points while the i7-8550U gets 127.9 k points.

Summarizing, the i7-8550U is 2.3 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
1.8 GHz
Boost frecuency
2.8 GHz
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
8192 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
i7-8550U
Test#1 (Integers)
1745
3911 (124.11%)
Test#2 (FP)
3951
15977 (304.39%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
2295
5112 (122.78%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2656
11046 (315.96%)
TOTAL
10647
36047 (238.58%)

Multithread

X3430

i7-8550U
Test#1 (Integers)
6806
11761 (72.79%)
Test#2 (FP)
15370
50154 (226.31%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8896
16756 (88.35%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4421
4166 (-5.76%)
TOTAL
35493
82837 (133.39%)

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
i7-8550U
Test#1 (Integers)
6407
12928 (101.79%)
Test#2 (FP)
4275
20589 (381.64%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
2384
5410 (126.91%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2672
10479 (292.15%)
TOTAL
15738
49406 (213.93%)

Multithread

X3430

i7-8550U
Test#1 (Integers)
25195
41109 (63.16%)
Test#2 (FP)
16764
65038 (287.96%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
9326
17532 (87.99%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4372
4222 (-3.44%)
TOTAL
55657
127900 (129.80%)

Performance/W
X3430
i7-8550U
Test#1 (Integers)
265 points/W
2741 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
176 points/W
4336 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
98 points/W
1169 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
46 points/W
281 points/W
TOTAL
586 points/W
8527 points/W

Performance/GHz
X3430
i7-8550U
Test#1 (Integers)
2288 points/GHz
3232 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
1527 points/GHz
5147 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
852 points/GHz
1353 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
954 points/GHz
2620 points/GHz
TOTAL
5621 points/GHz
12351 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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