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Xeon X3430 vs E5472


Description
The X3430 is based on Nehalem architecture while the E5472 is based on Core.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the X3430 gets a score of 55.7 k points while the E5472 gets 48.6 k points.

Summarizing, the X3430 is 1.1 times faster than the E5472. To get a proper comparison between both models, take a look to the data shown below.

Specs
CPUID
106e5
10676
Core
Lynnfield
Harpertown
Architecture
Base frecuency
2.4 GHz
3 GHz
Boost frecuency
2.8 GHz
3 GHz
Socket
LGA1156
LGA-771
Cores/Threads
4/4
4/4
TDP
95 W
80 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
4x32+4x32 kB
4x32+4x32 kB
Cache L2
4x256 kB
2x6144 kB
Cache L3
8192 kB
kB
Date
October 2009
November 2007

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
E5472
Test#1 (Integers)
1745
2288 (31.07%)
Test#2 (FP)
3951
5850 (48.05%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
2295
2441 (6.37%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2656
4810 (81.13%)
TOTAL
10647
15388 (44.54%)

Multithread

X3430

E5472
Test#1 (Integers)
6806
9063 (33.15%)
Test#2 (FP)
15370
23090 (50.23%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8896
9698 (9.01%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4421
2529 (-42.81%)
TOTAL
35493
44379 (25.04%)

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
E5472
Test#1 (Integers)
6407
2883 (-55.00%)
Test#2 (FP)
4275
6356 (48.68%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
2384
2549 (6.90%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2672
4830 (80.74%)
TOTAL
15738
16617 (5.59%)

Multithread

X3430

E5472
Test#1 (Integers)
25195
11189 (-55.59%)
Test#2 (FP)
16764
24850 (48.23%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
9326
10037 (7.62%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4372
2541 (-41.87%)
TOTAL
55657
48617 (-12.65%)

Performance/W
X3430
E5472
Test#1 (Integers)
265 points/W
140 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
176 points/W
311 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
98 points/W
125 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
46 points/W
32 points/W
TOTAL
586 points/W
608 points/W

Performance/GHz
X3430
E5472
Test#1 (Integers)
2288 points/GHz
961 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
1527 points/GHz
2119 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
852 points/GHz
850 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
954 points/GHz
1610 points/GHz
TOTAL
5621 points/GHz
5539 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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