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Core i5-3210M vs i3-9100


Description
The i5-3210M is based on Ivy Bridge architecture while the i3-9100 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 i3-9100 gets 164.8 k points.

Summarizing, the i3-9100 is 3 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
4.2 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
April 2019

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
i3-9100
Test#1 (Integers)
3083
4299 (39.47%)
Test#2 (FP)
8582
17795 (107.34%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3762
5575 (48.20%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3989
8862 (122.15%)
TOTAL
19416
36531 (88.15%)

Multithread

i5-3210M

i3-9100
Test#1 (Integers)
5787
15987 (176.28%)
Test#2 (FP)
18774
66305 (253.18%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8741
20752 (137.41%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4588
4444 (-3.13%)
TOTAL
37890
107488 (183.69%)

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
i3-9100
Test#1 (Integers)
8594
15531 (80.72%)
Test#2 (FP)
8880
22214 (150.17%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3586
5789 (61.43%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3454
8306 (140.47%)
TOTAL
24514
51840 (111.47%)

Multithread

i5-3210M

i3-9100
Test#1 (Integers)
20179
58565 (190.22%)
Test#2 (FP)
19961
86170 (331.69%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8935
22401 (150.72%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4595
4555 (-0.88%)
TOTAL
53670
171690 (219.90%)

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
i3-9100
Test#1 (Integers)
10149
14810 (45.92%)
Test#2 (FP)
9489
22150 (133.44%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3801
5415 (42.48%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3799
4799 (26.30%)
TOTAL
27238
47173 (73.19%)

Multithread

i5-3210M

i3-9100
Test#1 (Integers)
20114
52078 (158.91%)
Test#2 (FP)
22651
87450 (286.08%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8928
20985 (135.05%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3426
4241 (23.79%)
TOTAL
55119
164754 (198.91%)

Performance/W
i5-3210M
i3-9100
Test#1 (Integers)
575 points/W
801 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
647 points/W
1345 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
255 points/W
323 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
98 points/W
65 points/W
TOTAL
1575 points/W
2535 points/W

Performance/GHz
i5-3210M
i3-9100
Test#1 (Integers)
3274 points/GHz
3526 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
3061 points/GHz
5274 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
1226 points/GHz
1289 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
1226 points/GHz
1143 points/GHz
TOTAL
8786 points/GHz
11232 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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