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Core i5-3210M vs i5-8265U


Description
The i5-3210M is based on Ivy Bridge architecture while the i5-8265U is based on Whiskey Lake.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the i5-3210M gets a score of 55.1 k points while the i5-8265U gets 151.4 k points.

Summarizing, the i5-8265U is 2.7 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
806ec
Core
Ivy Bridge
Whiskey Lake-U
Architecture
Base frecuency
2.5 GHz
1.6 GHz
Boost frecuency
3.1 GHz
3.9 GHz
Socket
Socket G2 (988B)
BGA1528
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 2018

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
i5-8265U
Test#1 (Integers)
3083
3676 (19.24%)
Test#2 (FP)
8582
16084 (87.41%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3762
4985 (32.52%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3989
7948 (99.24%)
TOTAL
19416
32693 (68.38%)

Multithread

i5-3210M

i5-8265U
Test#1 (Integers)
5787
14285 (146.87%)
Test#2 (FP)
18774
61154 (225.74%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8741
16527 (89.08%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4588
3721 (-18.91%)
TOTAL
37890
95687 (152.54%)

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
i5-8265U
Test#1 (Integers)
8594
13599 (58.24%)
Test#2 (FP)
8880
20026 (125.52%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3586
5195 (44.87%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3454
7052 (104.14%)
TOTAL
24514
45871 (87.13%)

Multithread

i5-3210M

i5-8265U
Test#1 (Integers)
20179
51420 (154.82%)
Test#2 (FP)
19961
77478 (288.15%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8935
16653 (86.39%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4595
3687 (-19.76%)
TOTAL
53670
149239 (178.07%)

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
i5-8265U
Test#1 (Integers)
10149
13657 (34.56%)
Test#2 (FP)
9489
21172 (123.13%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3801
5001 (31.59%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3799
8115 (113.57%)
TOTAL
27238
47944 (76.02%)

Multithread

i5-3210M

i5-8265U
Test#1 (Integers)
20114
51363 (155.36%)
Test#2 (FP)
22651
79717 (251.94%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8928
16613 (86.08%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3426
3748 (9.38%)
TOTAL
55119
151440 (174.75%)

Performance/W
i5-3210M
i5-8265U
Test#1 (Integers)
575 points/W
3424 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
647 points/W
5314 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
255 points/W
1108 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
98 points/W
250 points/W
TOTAL
1575 points/W
10096 points/W

Performance/GHz
i5-3210M
i5-8265U
Test#1 (Integers)
3274 points/GHz
3502 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
3061 points/GHz
5429 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
1226 points/GHz
1282 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
1226 points/GHz
2081 points/GHz
TOTAL
8786 points/GHz
12293 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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