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Xeon X3430 vs E3-1230 v5


Description
The X3430 is based on Nehalem architecture while the E3-1230 v5 is based on Skylake.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the X3430 gets a score of 55.7 k points while the E3-1230 v5 gets 37.9 k points.

Summarizing, the X3430 is 1.5 times faster than the E3-1230 v5. To get a proper comparison between both models, take a look to the data shown below.

Specs
CPUID
106e5
506e3
Core
Lynnfield
Skylake-S
Architecture
Base frecuency
2.4 GHz
3.4 GHz
Boost frecuency
2.8 GHz
3.8 GHz
Socket
LGA1156
LGA 1151
Cores/Threads
4/4
4/8
TDP
95 W
80 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
October 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
E3-1230 v5
Test#1 (Integers)
1745
696 (-60.11%)
Test#2 (FP)
3951
2804 (-29.04%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
2295
848 (-63.04%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2656
1884 (-29.07%)
TOTAL
10647
6232 (-41.47%)

Multithread

X3430

E3-1230 v5
Test#1 (Integers)
6806
2736 (-59.81%)
Test#2 (FP)
15370
12868 (-16.28%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8896
3890 (-56.27%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4421
6030 (36.39%)
TOTAL
35493
25523 (-28.09%)

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
E3-1230 v5
Test#1 (Integers)
6407
2588 (-59.61%)
Test#2 (FP)
4275
3940 (-7.83%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
2384
1000 (-58.08%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2672
1995 (-25.34%)
TOTAL
15738
9522 (-39.49%)

Multithread

X3430

E3-1230 v5
Test#1 (Integers)
25195
10403 (-58.71%)
Test#2 (FP)
16764
16644 (-0.72%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
9326
4510 (-51.65%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4372
6328 (44.74%)
TOTAL
55657
37884 (-31.93%)

Performance/W
X3430
E3-1230 v5
Test#1 (Integers)
265 points/W
130 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
176 points/W
208 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
98 points/W
56 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
46 points/W
79 points/W
TOTAL
586 points/W
474 points/W

Performance/GHz
X3430
E3-1230 v5
Test#1 (Integers)
2288 points/GHz
681 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
1527 points/GHz
1037 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
852 points/GHz
263 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
954 points/GHz
525 points/GHz
TOTAL
5621 points/GHz
2506 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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