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Core i5-3210M vs i3-8100


Description
The i5-3210M is based on Ivy Bridge architecture while the i3-8100 is based on Coffee Lake.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the i5-3210M gets a score of 55.1 k points while the i3-8100 gets 157.3 k points.

Summarizing, the i3-8100 is 2.9 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
906eb
Core
Ivy Bridge
Coffee Lake-S
Architecture
Base frecuency
2.5 GHz
3.6 GHz
Boost frecuency
3.1 GHz
3.6 GHz
Socket
Socket G2 (988B)
LGA 1151
Cores/Threads
2 /2
4/4
TDP
35 W
65 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
32+32 kB
4x32+4x32 kB
Cache L2
256 kB
4x256 kB
Cache L3
3072 kB
6144 kB
Date
Jun 2012
October 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
i3-8100
Test#1 (Integers)
3083
3704 (20.15%)
Test#2 (FP)
8582
15303 (78.32%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3762
4810 (27.86%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3989
5648 (41.60%)
TOTAL
19416
29465 (51.76%)

Multithread

i5-3210M

i3-8100
Test#1 (Integers)
5787
14280 (146.77%)
Test#2 (FP)
18774
59006 (214.30%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8741
18550 (112.22%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4588
3955 (-13.80%)
TOTAL
37890
95790 (152.82%)

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
i3-8100
Test#1 (Integers)
8594
13509 (57.19%)
Test#2 (FP)
8880
19411 (118.60%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3586
5066 (41.29%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3454
7398 (114.17%)
TOTAL
24514
45384 (85.14%)

Multithread

i5-3210M

i3-8100
Test#1 (Integers)
20179
52705 (161.19%)
Test#2 (FP)
19961
75624 (278.86%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8935
19695 (120.44%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4595
4350 (-5.34%)
TOTAL
53670
152375 (183.91%)

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
i3-8100
Test#1 (Integers)
10149
13519 (33.21%)
Test#2 (FP)
9489
20623 (117.35%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3801
4973 (30.84%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3799
7363 (93.80%)
TOTAL
27238
46479 (70.64%)

Multithread

i5-3210M

i3-8100
Test#1 (Integers)
20114
53186 (164.42%)
Test#2 (FP)
22651
80814 (256.78%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8928
19314 (116.34%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3426
3977 (16.07%)
TOTAL
55119
157290 (185.36%)

Performance/W
i5-3210M
i3-8100
Test#1 (Integers)
575 points/W
818 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
647 points/W
1243 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
255 points/W
297 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
98 points/W
61 points/W
TOTAL
1575 points/W
2420 points/W

Performance/GHz
i5-3210M
i3-8100
Test#1 (Integers)
3274 points/GHz
3755 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
3061 points/GHz
5729 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
1226 points/GHz
1381 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
1226 points/GHz
2045 points/GHz
TOTAL
8786 points/GHz
12911 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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