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Core i5-3210M vs i3-4170


Description
The i5-3210M is based on Ivy Bridge architecture while the i3-4170 is based on Haswell.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the i5-3210M gets a score of 55.1 k points while the i3-4170 gets 72.7 k points.

Summarizing, the i3-4170 is 1.3 times faster than the i5-3210M . To get a proper comparison between both models, take a look to the data shown below.

Specs
CPUID
306a9
306c3
Core
Ivy Bridge
Haswell
Architecture
Base frecuency
2.5 GHz
3.7 GHz
Boost frecuency
3.1 GHz
3.7 GHz
Socket
Socket G2 (988B)
LGA1150
Cores/Threads
2 /2
2/4
TDP
35 W
54 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
32+32 kB
2x32+2x32 kB
Cache L2
256 kB
2x256 kB
Cache L3
3072 kB
3072 kB
Date
Jun 2012
March 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
i3-4170
Test#1 (Integers)
3083
4235 (37.39%)
Test#2 (FP)
8582
10580 (23.28%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3762
4867 (29.39%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3989
4200 (5.30%)
TOTAL
19416
23882 (23.01%)

Multithread

i5-3210M

i3-4170
Test#1 (Integers)
5787
7705 (33.15%)
Test#2 (FP)
18774
27136 (44.54%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8741
11480 (31.34%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4588
2681 (-41.56%)
TOTAL
37890
49003 (29.33%)

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
i3-4170
Test#1 (Integers)
8594
13103 (52.47%)
Test#2 (FP)
8880
11680 (31.53%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3586
5065 (41.26%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3454
4190 (21.30%)
TOTAL
24514
34038 (38.85%)

Multithread

i5-3210M

i3-4170
Test#1 (Integers)
20179
25810 (27.90%)
Test#2 (FP)
19961
25003 (25.26%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8935
11964 (33.91%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4595
3875 (-15.68%)
TOTAL
53670
66651 (24.19%)

AVX optimized benchmark
The benchmark in mode II (AVX) is optimized to used 256 bits registers beside the first version of the Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX). The first AVX compatible CPU was released in 2011.
Monothread
i5-3210M
i3-4170
Test#1 (Integers)
10149
13243 (30.49%)
Test#2 (FP)
9489
12371 (30.37%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3801
5110 (34.44%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3799
4168 (9.70%)
TOTAL
27238
34892 (28.10%)

Multithread

i5-3210M

i3-4170
Test#1 (Integers)
20114
28152 (39.96%)
Test#2 (FP)
22651
29953 (32.24%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8928
11838 (32.60%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3426
2733 (-20.25%)
TOTAL
55119
72676 (31.85%)

Performance/W
i5-3210M
i3-4170
Test#1 (Integers)
575 points/W
521 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
647 points/W
555 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
255 points/W
219 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
98 points/W
51 points/W
TOTAL
1575 points/W
1346 points/W

Performance/GHz
i5-3210M
i3-4170
Test#1 (Integers)
3274 points/GHz
3579 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
3061 points/GHz
3343 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
1226 points/GHz
1381 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
1226 points/GHz
1126 points/GHz
TOTAL
8786 points/GHz
9430 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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