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Core i5-3210M vs i3-7100U


Description
The i5-3210M is based on Ivy Bridge architecture while the i3-7100U 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 i3-7100U gets 60.5 k points.

Summarizing, the i3-7100U is 1.1 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
806e9
Core
Ivy Bridge
Kaby Lake-U
Architecture
Base frecuency
2.5 GHz
2.4 GHz
Boost frecuency
3.1 GHz
2.4 GHz
Socket
Socket G2 (988B)
BGA 1356
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
August 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
i3-7100U
Test#1 (Integers)
3083
2407 (-21.93%)
Test#2 (FP)
8582
9766 (13.79%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3762
3131 (-16.76%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3989
3552 (-10.95%)
TOTAL
19416
18856 (-2.88%)

Multithread

i5-3210M

i3-7100U
Test#1 (Integers)
5787
4997 (-13.65%)
Test#2 (FP)
18774
21484 (14.44%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8741
7386 (-15.50%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4588
3179 (-30.72%)
TOTAL
37890
37046 (-2.23%)

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
i3-7100U
Test#1 (Integers)
8594
8663 (0.80%)
Test#2 (FP)
8880
12306 (38.59%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3586
3278 (-8.60%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3454
3918 (13.43%)
TOTAL
24514
28165 (14.89%)

Multithread

i5-3210M

i3-7100U
Test#1 (Integers)
20179
17867 (-11.46%)
Test#2 (FP)
19961
28586 (43.21%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8935
7683 (-14.01%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4595
3147 (-31.52%)
TOTAL
53670
57283 (6.73%)

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
i3-7100U
Test#1 (Integers)
10149
8764 (-13.65%)
Test#2 (FP)
9489
13493 (42.21%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3801
3209 (-15.56%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3799
3898 (2.61%)
TOTAL
27238
29365 (7.81%)

Multithread

i5-3210M

i3-7100U
Test#1 (Integers)
20114
18330 (-8.87%)
Test#2 (FP)
22651
31085 (37.23%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8928
7503 (-15.96%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3426
3606 (5.24%)
TOTAL
55119
60523 (9.80%)

Performance/W
i5-3210M
i3-7100U
Test#1 (Integers)
575 points/W
1222 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
647 points/W
2072 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
255 points/W
500 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
98 points/W
240 points/W
TOTAL
1575 points/W
4035 points/W

Performance/GHz
i5-3210M
i3-7100U
Test#1 (Integers)
3274 points/GHz
3652 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
3061 points/GHz
5622 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
1226 points/GHz
1337 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
1226 points/GHz
1624 points/GHz
TOTAL
8786 points/GHz
12235 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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