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Core i5-3210M vs i5-2300


Description
The i5-3210M is based on Ivy Bridge architecture while the i5-2300 is based on Sandy Bridge.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the i5-3210M gets a score of 55.1 k points while the i5-2300 gets 79.5 k points.

Summarizing, the i5-2300 is 1.4 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
206a7
Core
Ivy Bridge
Sandy Bridge
Architecture
Base frecuency
2.5 GHz
2.8 GHz
Boost frecuency
3.1 GHz
3.1 GHz
Socket
Socket G2 (988B)
LGA 1155
Cores/Threads
2 /2
4/4
TDP
35 W
95 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
32+32 kB
32+32 kB
Cache L2
256 kB
256 kB
Cache L3
3072 kB
6144 kB
Date
Jun 2012
May 2011

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
i5-2300
Test#1 (Integers)
3083
2521 (-18.22%)
Test#2 (FP)
8582
7012 (-18.30%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3762
3773 (0.30%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3989
4220 (5.80%)
TOTAL
19416
17527 (-9.73%)

Multithread

i5-3210M

i5-2300
Test#1 (Integers)
5787
9459 (63.46%)
Test#2 (FP)
18774
26249 (39.81%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8741
14096 (61.26%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4588
3129 (-31.80%)
TOTAL
37890
52932 (39.70%)

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
i5-2300
Test#1 (Integers)
10149
8651 (-14.76%)
Test#2 (FP)
9489
7799 (-17.81%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3801
3916 (3.03%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3799
4163 (9.57%)
TOTAL
27238
24529 (-9.95%)

Multithread

i5-3210M

i5-2300
Test#1 (Integers)
20114
32448 (61.32%)
Test#2 (FP)
22651
29250 (29.13%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8928
14639 (63.98%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3426
3125 (-8.80%)
TOTAL
55119
79462 (44.17%)

Performance/W
i5-3210M
i5-2300
Test#1 (Integers)
575 points/W
342 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
647 points/W
308 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
255 points/W
154 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
98 points/W
33 points/W
TOTAL
1575 points/W
836 points/W

Performance/GHz
i5-3210M
i5-2300
Test#1 (Integers)
3274 points/GHz
2791 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
3061 points/GHz
2516 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
1226 points/GHz
1263 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
1226 points/GHz
1343 points/GHz
TOTAL
8786 points/GHz
7912 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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