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Core i5-3210M vs i5-3320M


Description
Both models i5-3210M and i5-3320M 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 i5-3320M gets 58.4 k points.

Summarizing, the i5-3320M is 1.1 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
306a9
Core
Ivy Bridge
Ivy Bridge
Architecture
Base frecuency
2.5 GHz
2.6 GHz
Boost frecuency
3.1 GHz
3.3 GHz
Socket
Socket G2 (988B)
BGA1023
Cores/Threads
2 /2
2/4
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
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
i5-3320M
Test#1 (Integers)
3083
3234 (4.91%)
Test#2 (FP)
8582
9054 (5.50%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3762
3944 (4.84%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3989
3833 (-3.91%)
TOTAL
19416
20065 (3.35%)

Multithread

i5-3210M

i5-3320M
Test#1 (Integers)
5787
6036 (4.32%)
Test#2 (FP)
18774
18869 (0.51%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8741
8695 (-0.53%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4588
3670 (-20.00%)
TOTAL
37890
37271 (-1.63%)

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
i5-3320M
Test#1 (Integers)
8594
10916 (27.01%)
Test#2 (FP)
8880
9994 (12.54%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3586
4071 (13.53%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3454
3866 (11.91%)
TOTAL
24514
28846 (17.67%)

Multithread

i5-3210M

i5-3320M
Test#1 (Integers)
20179
20650 (2.33%)
Test#2 (FP)
19961
20672 (3.56%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8935
9355 (4.70%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4595
3744 (-18.52%)
TOTAL
53670
54421 (1.40%)

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
i5-3320M
Test#1 (Integers)
10149
10714 (5.57%)
Test#2 (FP)
9489
10562 (11.32%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3801
4074 (7.18%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3799
3903 (2.71%)
TOTAL
27238
29253 (7.40%)

Multithread

i5-3210M

i5-3320M
Test#1 (Integers)
20114
21225 (5.52%)
Test#2 (FP)
22651
23916 (5.59%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8928
9413 (5.44%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3426
3871 (12.98%)
TOTAL
55119
58425 (6.00%)

Performance/W
i5-3210M
i5-3320M
Test#1 (Integers)
575 points/W
606 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
647 points/W
683 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
255 points/W
269 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
98 points/W
111 points/W
TOTAL
1575 points/W
1669 points/W

Performance/GHz
i5-3210M
i5-3320M
Test#1 (Integers)
3274 points/GHz
3247 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
3061 points/GHz
3201 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
1226 points/GHz
1235 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
1226 points/GHz
1183 points/GHz
TOTAL
8786 points/GHz
8865 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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