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Xeon X3430 vs W3530


Description
The X3430 is based on Nehalem architecture while the W3530 is based on Westmere.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the X3430 gets a score of 55.7 k points while the W3530 gets 72.8 k points.

Summarizing, the W3530 is 1.3 times faster than the X3430. To get a proper comparison between both models, take a look to the data shown below.

Specs
CPUID
106e5
106a5
Core
Lynnfield
Bloomfield
Architecture
Base frecuency
2.4 GHz
2.8 GHz
Boost frecuency
2.8 GHz
3.067 GHz
Socket
LGA1156
LGA 1366
Cores/Threads
4/4
4 /4
TDP
95 W
130 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
4x32+4x32 kB
64 kB
Cache L2
4x256 kB
256 kB
Cache L3
8192 kB
8192 kB
Date
October 2009
March 2010

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
W3530
Test#1 (Integers)
6407
7513 (17.27%)
Test#2 (FP)
4275
4930 (15.34%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
2384
3024 (26.81%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2672
2736 (2.37%)
TOTAL
15738
18203 (15.66%)

Multithread

X3430

W3530
Test#1 (Integers)
25195
31335 (24.37%)
Test#2 (FP)
16764
23108 (37.84%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
9326
15777 (69.18%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4372
2555 (-41.57%)
TOTAL
55657
72775 (30.75%)

Performance/W
X3430
W3530
Test#1 (Integers)
265 points/W
241 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
176 points/W
178 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
98 points/W
121 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
46 points/W
20 points/W
TOTAL
586 points/W
560 points/W

Performance/GHz
X3430
W3530
Test#1 (Integers)
2288 points/GHz
2450 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
1527 points/GHz
1608 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
852 points/GHz
986 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
954 points/GHz
892 points/GHz
TOTAL
5621 points/GHz
5935 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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