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Core i5-3210M vs i5-2410M


Description
The i5-3210M is based on Ivy Bridge architecture while the i5-2410M 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 i5-2410M gets 38.7 k points.

Summarizing, the i5-3210M is 1.4 times faster than the i5-2410M . 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
2.3 GHz
Boost frecuency
3.1 GHz
2.9 GHz
Socket
Socket G2 (988B)
Socket G2 (988B)
Cores/Threads
2 /2
2/2
TDP
35 W
35 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
32+32 kB
32+32 kB
Cache L2
256 kB
256 kB
Cache L3
3072 kB
3072 kB
Date
Jun 2012
February 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
i5-2410M
Test#1 (Integers)
3083
2376 (-22.93%)
Test#2 (FP)
8582
6604 (-23.05%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3762
3479 (-7.52%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3989
3160 (-20.78%)
TOTAL
19416
15618 (-19.56%)

Multithread

i5-3210M

i5-2410M
Test#1 (Integers)
5787
5488 (-5.17%)
Test#2 (FP)
18774
14387 (-23.37%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8741
8389 (-4.03%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4588
3086 (-32.74%)
TOTAL
37890
31349 (-17.26%)

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
i5-2410M
Test#1 (Integers)
8594
7981 (-7.13%)
Test#2 (FP)
8880
6548 (-26.26%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3586
3283 (-8.44%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3454
2705 (-21.71%)
TOTAL
24514
20516 (-16.31%)

Multithread

i5-3210M

i5-2410M
Test#1 (Integers)
20179
13656 (-32.32%)
Test#2 (FP)
19961
13167 (-34.04%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8935
7054 (-21.05%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4595
3021 (-34.25%)
TOTAL
53670
36899 (-31.25%)

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
i5-2410M
Test#1 (Integers)
10149
7376 (-27.33%)
Test#2 (FP)
9489
6764 (-28.71%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3801
3304 (-13.08%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3799
2660 (-30.00%)
TOTAL
27238
20103 (-26.19%)

Multithread

i5-3210M

i5-2410M
Test#1 (Integers)
20114
14169 (-29.56%)
Test#2 (FP)
22651
14714 (-35.04%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8928
6932 (-22.35%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3426
2868 (-16.30%)
TOTAL
55119
38683 (-29.82%)

Performance/W
i5-3210M
i5-2410M
Test#1 (Integers)
575 points/W
405 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
647 points/W
420 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
255 points/W
198 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
98 points/W
82 points/W
TOTAL
1575 points/W
1105 points/W

Performance/GHz
i5-3210M
i5-2410M
Test#1 (Integers)
3274 points/GHz
2543 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
3061 points/GHz
2332 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
1226 points/GHz
1139 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
1226 points/GHz
917 points/GHz
TOTAL
8786 points/GHz
6932 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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