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Core i5-3210M vs i3-6006U


Description
The i5-3210M is based on Ivy Bridge architecture while the i3-6006U is based on Skylake.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the i5-3210M gets a score of 55.1 k points while the i3-6006U gets 49.9 k points.

Summarizing, the i5-3210M is 1.1 times faster than the i3-6006U. 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
2 GHz
Boost frecuency
3.1 GHz
2 GHz
Socket
Socket G2 (988B)
BGA1356
Cores/Threads
2 /2
2/4
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
3072 kB
Date
Jun 2012
November 2016

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
i3-6006U
Test#1 (Integers)
3083
2019 (-34.51%)
Test#2 (FP)
8582
8202 (-4.43%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3762
2631 (-30.06%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3989
3923 (-1.66%)
TOTAL
19416
16774 (-13.60%)

Multithread

i5-3210M

i3-6006U
Test#1 (Integers)
5787
3826 (-33.89%)
Test#2 (FP)
18774
17170 (-8.54%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8741
5775 (-33.94%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4588
3619 (-21.13%)
TOTAL
37890
30389 (-19.80%)

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
i3-6006U
Test#1 (Integers)
8594
7279 (-15.30%)
Test#2 (FP)
8880
10510 (18.36%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3586
2808 (-21.71%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3454
2882 (-16.58%)
TOTAL
24514
23479 (-4.22%)

Multithread

i5-3210M

i3-6006U
Test#1 (Integers)
20179
14976 (-25.79%)
Test#2 (FP)
19961
23682 (18.64%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8935
6371 (-28.69%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4595
2435 (-47.01%)
TOTAL
53670
47464 (-11.56%)

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
i3-6006U
Test#1 (Integers)
10149
7340 (-27.68%)
Test#2 (FP)
9489
11367 (19.80%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3801
2743 (-27.83%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3799
3080 (-18.94%)
TOTAL
27238
24529 (-9.94%)

Multithread

i5-3210M

i3-6006U
Test#1 (Integers)
20114
15324 (-23.81%)
Test#2 (FP)
22651
25607 (13.05%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8928
6358 (-28.79%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3426
2583 (-24.60%)
TOTAL
55119
49872 (-9.52%)

Performance/W
i5-3210M
i3-6006U
Test#1 (Integers)
575 points/W
1022 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
647 points/W
1707 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
255 points/W
424 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
98 points/W
172 points/W
TOTAL
1575 points/W
3325 points/W

Performance/GHz
i5-3210M
i3-6006U
Test#1 (Integers)
3274 points/GHz
3670 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
3061 points/GHz
5683 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
1226 points/GHz
1372 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
1226 points/GHz
1540 points/GHz
TOTAL
8786 points/GHz
12265 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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