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Xeon X3430 vs Pentium E5200 (R0)


Description
The X3430 is based on Nehalem architecture while the E5200 (R0) is based on Core.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the X3430 gets a score of 55.7 k points while the E5200 (R0) gets 24.9 k points.

Summarizing, the X3430 is 2.2 times faster than the E5200 (R0). To get a proper comparison between both models, take a look to the data shown below.

Specs
CPUID
106e5
1067a
Core
Lynnfield
Wolfdale
Architecture
Base frecuency
2.4 GHz
2.5 GHz
Boost frecuency
2.8 GHz
2.5 GHz
Socket
LGA1156
LGA 775
Cores/Threads
4/4
2/2
TDP
95 W
65 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
4x32+4x32 kB
32+32 kB
Cache L2
4x256 kB
2048 kB
Cache L3
8192 kB
0 kB
Date
October 2009
August 2008

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
E5200 (R0)
Test#1 (Integers)
1745
2302 (31.89%)
Test#2 (FP)
3951
5897 (49.25%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
2295
2472 (7.72%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2656
1215 (-54.25%)
TOTAL
10647
11885 (11.63%)

Multithread

X3430

E5200 (R0)
Test#1 (Integers)
6806
4634 (-31.92%)
Test#2 (FP)
15370
10621 (-30.90%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8896
4952 (-44.34%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4421
1824 (-58.75%)
TOTAL
35493
22031 (-37.93%)

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
E5200 (R0)
Test#1 (Integers)
6407
2865 (-55.28%)
Test#2 (FP)
4275
6421 (50.20%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
2384
2583 (8.33%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2672
1212 (-54.64%)
TOTAL
15738
13081 (-16.89%)

Multithread

X3430

E5200 (R0)
Test#1 (Integers)
25195
5736 (-77.23%)
Test#2 (FP)
16764
12775 (-23.80%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
9326
5179 (-44.47%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4372
1198 (-72.60%)
TOTAL
55657
24888 (-55.28%)

Performance/W
X3430
E5200 (R0)
Test#1 (Integers)
265 points/W
88 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
176 points/W
197 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
98 points/W
80 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
46 points/W
18 points/W
TOTAL
586 points/W
383 points/W

Performance/GHz
X3430
E5200 (R0)
Test#1 (Integers)
2288 points/GHz
1146 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
1527 points/GHz
2568 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
852 points/GHz
1033 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
954 points/GHz
485 points/GHz
TOTAL
5621 points/GHz
5232 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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