| | | |

Xeon X3430 vs Pentium Dual-Core T4500


Description
The X3430 is based on Nehalem architecture while the T4500 is based on Core.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the X3430 gets a score of 55.7 k points while the T4500 gets 23 k points.

Summarizing, the X3430 is 2.4 times faster than the T4500. To get a proper comparison between both models, take a look to the data shown below.

Specs
CPUID
106e5
1067a
Core
Lynnfield
Penryn-3M
Architecture
Base frecuency
2.4 GHz
2.3 GHz
Boost frecuency
2.8 GHz
2.3 GHz
Socket
LGA1156
Socket P
Cores/Threads
4/4
2/2
TDP
95 W
35 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
4x32+4x32 kB
32+32 kB
Cache L2
4x256 kB
1024 kB
Cache L3
8192 kB
0 kB
Date
October 2009
January 2010

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
T4500
Test#1 (Integers)
1745
2105 (20.61%)
Test#2 (FP)
3951
5401 (36.70%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
2295
2266 (-1.27%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2656
1220 (-54.07%)
TOTAL
10647
10991 (3.24%)

Multithread

X3430

T4500
Test#1 (Integers)
6806
4205 (-38.22%)
Test#2 (FP)
15370
10753 (-30.04%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8896
4533 (-49.04%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4421
1343 (-69.62%)
TOTAL
35493
20833 (-41.30%)

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
T4500
Test#1 (Integers)
6407
2630 (-58.94%)
Test#2 (FP)
4275
5884 (37.64%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
2384
2364 (-0.87%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2672
1187 (-55.56%)
TOTAL
15738
12065 (-23.34%)

Multithread

X3430

T4500
Test#1 (Integers)
25195
5265 (-79.10%)
Test#2 (FP)
16764
11691 (-30.26%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
9326
4733 (-49.25%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4372
1345 (-69.23%)
TOTAL
55657
23034 (-58.61%)

Performance/W
X3430
T4500
Test#1 (Integers)
265 points/W
150 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
176 points/W
334 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
98 points/W
135 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
46 points/W
38 points/W
TOTAL
586 points/W
658 points/W

Performance/GHz
X3430
T4500
Test#1 (Integers)
2288 points/GHz
1144 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
1527 points/GHz
2558 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
852 points/GHz
1028 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
954 points/GHz
516 points/GHz
TOTAL
5621 points/GHz
5246 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]

grafica bm.hardlimit.com


Test#2 (FP) [points vs time]

grafica bm.hardlimit.com


Test#3 (Generic, ZIP) [points vs time]

grafica bm.hardlimit.com


Test#1 (Memory) [points vs time]

grafica bm.hardlimit.com

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]

grafica bm.hardlimit.com


Test#2 (FP) [points vs time]

grafica bm.hardlimit.com


Test#3 (Generic, ZIP) [points vs time]

grafica bm.hardlimit.com


Test#1 (Memory) [points vs time]

grafica bm.hardlimit.com

Hardlimit Benchmark Central - Ver. 3.7.8