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Core i5-3210M vs i5-8250U


Description
The i5-3210M is based on Ivy Bridge architecture while the i5-8250U is based on Kaby Lake.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the i5-3210M gets a score of 55.1 k points while the i5-8250U gets 137.1 k points.

Summarizing, the i5-8250U is 2.5 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
806ea
Core
Ivy Bridge
Kaby Lake-R
Architecture
Base frecuency
2.5 GHz
1.6 GHz
Boost frecuency
3.1 GHz
3.4 GHz
Socket
Socket G2 (988B)
BGA1356
Cores/Threads
2 /2
4/8
TDP
35 W
15 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
August 2017

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
i5-8250U
Test#1 (Integers)
3083
3322 (7.76%)
Test#2 (FP)
8582
13499 (57.29%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3762
4105 (9.12%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3989
7416 (85.91%)
TOTAL
19416
28342 (45.98%)

Multithread

i5-3210M

i5-8250U
Test#1 (Integers)
5787
13969 (141.40%)
Test#2 (FP)
18774
50797 (170.58%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8741
14713 (68.32%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4588
4763 (3.81%)
TOTAL
37890
84242 (122.34%)

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
i5-8250U
Test#1 (Integers)
8594
12410 (44.40%)
Test#2 (FP)
8880
18112 (103.97%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3586
4785 (33.45%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3454
8157 (136.13%)
TOTAL
24514
43464 (77.30%)

Multithread

i5-3210M

i5-8250U
Test#1 (Integers)
20179
42479 (110.51%)
Test#2 (FP)
19961
60203 (201.60%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8935
14850 (66.21%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4595
4770 (3.80%)
TOTAL
53670
122301 (127.88%)

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
i5-8250U
Test#1 (Integers)
10149
12588 (24.03%)
Test#2 (FP)
9489
18890 (99.08%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3801
4648 (22.29%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3799
8197 (115.73%)
TOTAL
27238
44322 (62.72%)

Multithread

i5-3210M

i5-8250U
Test#1 (Integers)
20114
45911 (128.25%)
Test#2 (FP)
22651
69550 (207.05%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8928
16795 (88.12%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3426
4830 (40.98%)
TOTAL
55119
137086 (148.71%)

Performance/W
i5-3210M
i5-8250U
Test#1 (Integers)
575 points/W
3061 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
647 points/W
4637 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
255 points/W
1120 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
98 points/W
322 points/W
TOTAL
1575 points/W
9139 points/W

Performance/GHz
i5-3210M
i5-8250U
Test#1 (Integers)
3274 points/GHz
3702 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
3061 points/GHz
5556 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
1226 points/GHz
1367 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
1226 points/GHz
2411 points/GHz
TOTAL
8786 points/GHz
13036 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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