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Core i5-3210M vs i3-6100U


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

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the i5-3210M gets a score of 55.1 k points while the i3-6100U gets 56.7 k points.

Summarizing, the i3-6100U is 1 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
406e3
Core
Ivy Bridge
Skylake-U
Architecture
Base frecuency
2.5 GHz
2.3 GHz
Boost frecuency
3.1 GHz
2.3 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
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
i3-6100U
Test#1 (Integers)
3083
2271 (-26.34%)
Test#2 (FP)
8582
9176 (6.91%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3762
2973 (-20.96%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3989
3786 (-5.08%)
TOTAL
19416
18206 (-6.23%)

Multithread

i5-3210M

i3-6100U
Test#1 (Integers)
5787
4787 (-17.28%)
Test#2 (FP)
18774
23042 (22.73%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8741
7546 (-13.67%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4588
3860 (-15.86%)
TOTAL
37890
39235 (3.55%)

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
i3-6100U
Test#1 (Integers)
8594
7989 (-7.04%)
Test#2 (FP)
8880
11816 (33.06%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3586
2967 (-17.26%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3454
3751 (8.60%)
TOTAL
24514
26523 (8.20%)

Multithread

i5-3210M

i3-6100U
Test#1 (Integers)
20179
15439 (-23.49%)
Test#2 (FP)
19961
23788 (19.17%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8935
6928 (-22.46%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4595
4033 (-12.23%)
TOTAL
53670
50188 (-6.49%)

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
i3-6100U
Test#1 (Integers)
10149
8063 (-20.55%)
Test#2 (FP)
9489
12851 (35.44%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3801
3142 (-17.34%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3799
4006 (5.44%)
TOTAL
27238
28062 (3.03%)

Multithread

i5-3210M

i3-6100U
Test#1 (Integers)
20114
16582 (-17.56%)
Test#2 (FP)
22651
28882 (27.51%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8928
7380 (-17.33%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3426
3817 (11.41%)
TOTAL
55119
56662 (2.80%)

Performance/W
i5-3210M
i3-6100U
Test#1 (Integers)
575 points/W
1105 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
647 points/W
1925 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
255 points/W
492 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
98 points/W
254 points/W
TOTAL
1575 points/W
3777 points/W

Performance/GHz
i5-3210M
i3-6100U
Test#1 (Integers)
3274 points/GHz
3506 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
3061 points/GHz
5587 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
1226 points/GHz
1366 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
1226 points/GHz
1742 points/GHz
TOTAL
8786 points/GHz
12201 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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