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Core i5-3210M vs Celeron 3855U


Description
The i5-3210M is based on Ivy Bridge architecture while the 3855U is based on Skylake.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the i5-3210M gets a score of 53.7 k points while the 3855U gets 24.6 k points.

Summarizing, the i5-3210M is 2.2 times faster than the 3855U. To get a proper comparison between both models, take a look to the data shown below.

Specs
CPUID
306a9
406e3
Core
Ivy Bridge
Skylake-U
Architecture
Base frecuency
2.5 GHz
1.6 GHz
Boost frecuency
3.1 GHz
1.6 GHz
Socket
Socket G2 (988B)
BGA1356
Cores/Threads
2 /2
2/2
TDP
35 W
15 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
32+32 kB
2x32+2x32 kB
Cache L2
256 kB
2x256 kB
Cache L3
3072 kB
2096 kB
Date
Jun 2012
December 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
i5-3210M
3855U
Test#1 (Integers)
3083
1643 (-46.69%)
Test#2 (FP)
8582
6721 (-21.69%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3762
2063 (-45.15%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3989
2404 (-39.74%)
TOTAL
19416
12831 (-33.91%)

Multithread

i5-3210M

3855U
Test#1 (Integers)
5787
2196 (-62.05%)
Test#2 (FP)
18774
9586 (-48.94%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8741
2758 (-68.45%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4588
2270 (-50.53%)
TOTAL
37890
16809 (-55.64%)

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
i5-3210M
3855U
Test#1 (Integers)
8594
5930 (-31.00%)
Test#2 (FP)
8880
8533 (-3.91%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3586
2277 (-36.50%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3454
2499 (-27.64%)
TOTAL
24514
19239 (-21.52%)

Multithread

i5-3210M

3855U
Test#1 (Integers)
20179
7867 (-61.01%)
Test#2 (FP)
19961
11283 (-43.48%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8935
2910 (-67.43%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4595
2496 (-45.68%)
TOTAL
53670
24556 (-54.25%)

Performance/W
i5-3210M
3855U
Test#1 (Integers)
577 points/W
524 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
570 points/W
752 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
255 points/W
194 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
131 points/W
166 points/W
TOTAL
1533 points/W
1637 points/W

Performance/GHz
i5-3210M
3855U
Test#1 (Integers)
2772 points/GHz
3706 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
2864 points/GHz
5333 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
1157 points/GHz
1423 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
1114 points/GHz
1562 points/GHz
TOTAL
7908 points/GHz
12024 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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