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Core i5-3210M vs i5-3317U


Description
Both models i5-3210M and i5-3317U are based on Ivy Bridge architecture.

"Ivy Bridge is the last Intel microarchitecture for which there is official driver support for Windows XP . It is made under 22 nm Tri-Gate transistor (""3D"") technology and is basically a Sandy Bridge shrink. It has PCI Express 3.0 support and RdRand instruction for security tasks."

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the i5-3210M gets a score of 55.1 k points while the i5-3317U gets 44.5 k points.

Summarizing, the i5-3210M is 1.2 times faster than the i5-3317U . To get a proper comparison between both models, take a look to the data shown below.

Specs
CPUID
306a9
306a9
Core
Ivy Bridge
Ivy Bridge
Architecture
Base frecuency
2.5 GHz
1.7 GHz
Boost frecuency
3.1 GHz
2.6 GHz
Socket
Socket G2 (988B)
BGA1023
Cores/Threads
2 /2
2 /2
TDP
35 W
17 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
Jun 2012

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
i5-3317U
Test#1 (Integers)
3083
2503 (-18.80%)
Test#2 (FP)
8582
7176 (-16.39%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3762
3186 (-15.31%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3989
3409 (-14.54%)
TOTAL
19416
16274 (-16.18%)

Multithread

i5-3210M

i5-3317U
Test#1 (Integers)
5787
4932 (-14.77%)
Test#2 (FP)
18774
15721 (-16.26%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8741
7533 (-13.82%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4588
4209 (-8.26%)
TOTAL
37890
32395 (-14.50%)

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
i5-3317U
Test#1 (Integers)
8594
8384 (-2.44%)
Test#2 (FP)
8880
7758 (-12.64%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3586
3331 (-7.11%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3454
3410 (-1.29%)
TOTAL
24514
22882 (-6.66%)

Multithread

i5-3210M

i5-3317U
Test#1 (Integers)
20179
16564 (-17.91%)
Test#2 (FP)
19961
16792 (-15.88%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8935
7848 (-12.16%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4595
4022 (-12.47%)
TOTAL
53670
45226 (-15.73%)

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
i5-3317U
Test#1 (Integers)
10149
8173 (-19.47%)
Test#2 (FP)
9489
8289 (-12.65%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3801
3298 (-13.23%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3799
3340 (-12.09%)
TOTAL
27238
23100 (-15.19%)

Multithread

i5-3210M

i5-3317U
Test#1 (Integers)
20114
14299 (-28.91%)
Test#2 (FP)
22651
18856 (-16.75%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8928
7298 (-18.25%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3426
4009 (17.00%)
TOTAL
55119
44462 (-19.33%)

Performance/W
i5-3210M
i5-3317U
Test#1 (Integers)
575 points/W
841 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
647 points/W
1109 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
255 points/W
429 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
98 points/W
236 points/W
TOTAL
1575 points/W
2615 points/W

Performance/GHz
i5-3210M
i5-3317U
Test#1 (Integers)
3274 points/GHz
3143 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
3061 points/GHz
3188 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
1226 points/GHz
1268 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
1226 points/GHz
1285 points/GHz
TOTAL
8786 points/GHz
8884 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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