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Core i5-3210M vs i3-6100


Description
The i5-3210M is based on Ivy Bridge architecture while the i3-6100 is based on Skylake.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the i5-3210M gets a score of 55.1 k points while the i3-6100 gets 94.1 k points.

Summarizing, the i3-6100 is 1.7 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
506e3
Core
Ivy Bridge
Skylake-S
Architecture
Base frecuency
2.5 GHz
3.7 GHz
Boost frecuency
3.1 GHz
3.7 GHz
Socket
Socket G2 (988B)
LGA 1151
Cores/Threads
2 /2
2/2
TDP
35 W
51 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
32+32 kB
32+32 kB
Cache L2
256 kB
256 kB
Cache L3
3072 kB
4096 kB
Date
Jun 2012
September 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
i3-6100
Test#1 (Integers)
3083
3815 (23.75%)
Test#2 (FP)
8582
15652 (82.38%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3762
5140 (36.64%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3989
4282 (7.34%)
TOTAL
19416
28889 (48.79%)

Multithread

i5-3210M

i3-6100
Test#1 (Integers)
5787
7750 (33.93%)
Test#2 (FP)
18774
37327 (98.82%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8741
12129 (38.76%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4588
3562 (-22.35%)
TOTAL
37890
60768 (60.38%)

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
i3-6100
Test#1 (Integers)
8594
13759 (60.10%)
Test#2 (FP)
8880
19955 (124.73%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3586
5435 (51.58%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3454
4399 (27.35%)
TOTAL
24514
43549 (77.65%)

Multithread

i5-3210M

i3-6100
Test#1 (Integers)
20179
28987 (43.65%)
Test#2 (FP)
19961
45752 (129.20%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8935
12718 (42.34%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4595
3678 (-19.95%)
TOTAL
53670
91135 (69.81%)

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
i3-6100
Test#1 (Integers)
10149
13775 (35.73%)
Test#2 (FP)
9489
21211 (123.54%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3801
5203 (36.90%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3799
3732 (-1.78%)
TOTAL
27238
43921 (61.25%)

Multithread

i5-3210M

i3-6100
Test#1 (Integers)
20114
29019 (44.27%)
Test#2 (FP)
22651
49553 (118.77%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8928
12302 (37.80%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3426
3276 (-4.39%)
TOTAL
55119
94149 (70.81%)

Performance/W
i5-3210M
i3-6100
Test#1 (Integers)
575 points/W
569 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
647 points/W
972 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
255 points/W
241 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
98 points/W
64 points/W
TOTAL
1575 points/W
1846 points/W

Performance/GHz
i5-3210M
i3-6100
Test#1 (Integers)
3274 points/GHz
3723 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
3061 points/GHz
5733 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
1226 points/GHz
1406 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
1226 points/GHz
1009 points/GHz
TOTAL
8786 points/GHz
11871 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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