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Core i5-3210M vs i3-7130U


Description
The i5-3210M is based on Ivy Bridge architecture while the i3-7130U 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 i3-7130U gets 68.1 k points.

Summarizing, the i3-7130U is 1.2 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
2.7 GHz
Boost frecuency
3.1 GHz
2.7 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
Jun 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
i3-7130U
Test#1 (Integers)
3083
2767 (-10.25%)
Test#2 (FP)
8582
11247 (31.04%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3762
3608 (-4.09%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3989
4223 (5.86%)
TOTAL
19416
21844 (12.51%)

Multithread

i5-3210M

i3-7130U
Test#1 (Integers)
5787
5417 (-6.39%)
Test#2 (FP)
18774
25284 (34.68%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8741
8311 (-4.91%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4588
3605 (-21.44%)
TOTAL
37890
42617 (12.48%)

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
i3-7130U
Test#1 (Integers)
8594
9939 (15.65%)
Test#2 (FP)
8880
14355 (61.66%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3586
3774 (5.25%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3454
4041 (16.98%)
TOTAL
24514
32109 (30.98%)

Multithread

i5-3210M

i3-7130U
Test#1 (Integers)
20179
20392 (1.06%)
Test#2 (FP)
19961
32494 (62.79%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8935
8579 (-3.99%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4595
3629 (-21.03%)
TOTAL
53670
65093 (21.28%)

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
i3-7130U
Test#1 (Integers)
10149
9994 (-1.53%)
Test#2 (FP)
9489
15183 (60.01%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3801
3669 (-3.46%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3799
4094 (7.75%)
TOTAL
27238
32940 (20.93%)

Multithread

i5-3210M

i3-7130U
Test#1 (Integers)
20114
20690 (2.86%)
Test#2 (FP)
22651
34960 (54.34%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8928
8755 (-1.93%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3426
3729 (8.83%)
TOTAL
55119
68133 (23.61%)

Performance/W
i5-3210M
i3-7130U
Test#1 (Integers)
575 points/W
1379 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
647 points/W
2331 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
255 points/W
584 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
98 points/W
249 points/W
TOTAL
1575 points/W
4542 points/W

Performance/GHz
i5-3210M
i3-7130U
Test#1 (Integers)
3274 points/GHz
3701 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
3061 points/GHz
5623 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
1226 points/GHz
1359 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
1226 points/GHz
1516 points/GHz
TOTAL
8786 points/GHz
12200 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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