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Core i5-3210M vs i3-7100


Description
The i5-3210M is based on Ivy Bridge architecture while the i3-7100 is based on Kaby Lake.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the i5-3210M gets a score of 55.1 k points while the i3-7100 gets 100.1 k points.

Summarizing, the i3-7100 is 1.8 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
906e9
Core
Ivy Bridge
Kaby Lake-S
Architecture
Base frecuency
2.5 GHz
3.9 GHz
Boost frecuency
3.1 GHz
3.9 GHz
Socket
Socket G2 (988B)
LGA 1151
Cores/Threads
2 /2
2/4
TDP
35 W
51 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
January 2017

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
i3-7100
Test#1 (Integers)
3083
4010 (30.09%)
Test#2 (FP)
8582
16382 (90.89%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3762
5310 (41.15%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3989
3984 (-0.14%)
TOTAL
19416
29686 (52.90%)

Multithread

i5-3210M

i3-7100
Test#1 (Integers)
5787
8097 (39.93%)
Test#2 (FP)
18774
38702 (106.15%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8741
12689 (45.17%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4588
3755 (-18.16%)
TOTAL
37890
63243 (66.92%)

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
i3-7100
Test#1 (Integers)
8594
14043 (63.41%)
Test#2 (FP)
8880
20546 (131.38%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3586
5405 (50.74%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3454
3995 (15.65%)
TOTAL
24514
43989 (79.44%)

Multithread

i5-3210M

i3-7100
Test#1 (Integers)
20179
30090 (49.12%)
Test#2 (FP)
19961
47844 (139.69%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8935
13134 (47.00%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4595
3519 (-23.43%)
TOTAL
53670
94586 (76.24%)

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
i3-7100
Test#1 (Integers)
10149
14411 (42.00%)
Test#2 (FP)
9489
22381 (135.87%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3801
5454 (43.50%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3799
4964 (30.64%)
TOTAL
27238
47210 (73.33%)

Multithread

i5-3210M

i3-7100
Test#1 (Integers)
20114
30484 (51.55%)
Test#2 (FP)
22651
52082 (129.93%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8928
12972 (45.30%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3426
4563 (33.19%)
TOTAL
55119
100102 (81.61%)

Performance/W
i5-3210M
i3-7100
Test#1 (Integers)
575 points/W
598 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
647 points/W
1021 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
255 points/W
254 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
98 points/W
89 points/W
TOTAL
1575 points/W
1963 points/W

Performance/GHz
i5-3210M
i3-7100
Test#1 (Integers)
3274 points/GHz
3695 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
3061 points/GHz
5739 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
1226 points/GHz
1399 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
1226 points/GHz
1273 points/GHz
TOTAL
8786 points/GHz
12105 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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