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Xeon X3430 vs Pentium G2020


Description
The X3430 is based on Nehalem architecture while the G2020 is based on Ivy Bridge.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the X3430 gets a score of 55.7 k points while the G2020 gets 42.4 k points.

Summarizing, the X3430 is 1.3 times faster than the G2020 . To get a proper comparison between both models, take a look to the data shown below.

Specs
CPUID
106e5
306a9
Core
Lynnfield
Ivy Bridge
Architecture
Base frecuency
2.4 GHz
1.6 GHz
Boost frecuency
2.8 GHz
2.9 GHz
Socket
LGA1156
LGA 1155
Cores/Threads
4/4
2/2
TDP
95 W
55 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
4x32+4x32 kB
32+32 kB
Cache L2
4x256 kB
256 kB
Cache L3
8192 kB
3072 kB
Date
October 2009
January 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
G2020
Test#1 (Integers)
1745
2942 (68.59%)
Test#2 (FP)
3951
8233 (108.39%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
2295
3695 (61.01%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2656
2461 (-7.32%)
TOTAL
10647
17332 (62.79%)

Multithread

X3430

G2020
Test#1 (Integers)
6806
5538 (-18.64%)
Test#2 (FP)
15370
15468 (0.64%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8896
7060 (-20.64%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4421
2988 (-32.42%)
TOTAL
35493
31054 (-12.51%)

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
G2020
Test#1 (Integers)
6407
9902 (54.57%)
Test#2 (FP)
4275
9010 (110.77%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
2384
3869 (62.27%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2672
3089 (15.61%)
TOTAL
15738
25871 (64.38%)

Multithread

X3430

G2020
Test#1 (Integers)
25195
18830 (-25.26%)
Test#2 (FP)
16764
14146 (-15.62%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
9326
6606 (-29.17%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4372
2810 (-35.74%)
TOTAL
55657
42392 (-23.83%)

Performance/W
X3430
G2020
Test#1 (Integers)
265 points/W
342 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
176 points/W
257 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
98 points/W
120 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
46 points/W
51 points/W
TOTAL
586 points/W
771 points/W

Performance/GHz
X3430
G2020
Test#1 (Integers)
2288 points/GHz
3415 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
1527 points/GHz
3107 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
852 points/GHz
1334 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
954 points/GHz
1065 points/GHz
TOTAL
5621 points/GHz
8921 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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