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Core i5-3210M vs i5-8500


Description
The i5-3210M is based on Ivy Bridge architecture while the i5-8500 is based on Coffee Lake.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the i5-3210M gets a score of 55.1 k points while the i5-8500 gets 232.5 k points.

Summarizing, the i5-8500 is 4.2 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
906ea
Core
Ivy Bridge
Coffee Lake-S
Architecture
Base frecuency
2.5 GHz
3 GHz
Boost frecuency
3.1 GHz
4.1 GHz
Socket
Socket G2 (988B)
LGA 1151
Cores/Threads
2 /2
6/6
TDP
35 W
65 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
32+32 kB
6x32+6x32 kB
Cache L2
256 kB
6x256 kB
Cache L3
3072 kB
9216 kB
Date
Jun 2012
March 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
i5-8500
Test#1 (Integers)
3083
4192 (35.98%)
Test#2 (FP)
8582
17378 (102.49%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3762
5462 (45.18%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3989
11924 (198.93%)
TOTAL
19416
38956 (100.64%)

Multithread

i5-3210M

i5-8500
Test#1 (Integers)
5787
27672 (378.21%)
Test#2 (FP)
18774
94071 (401.08%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8741
29055 (232.40%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4588
4386 (-4.41%)
TOTAL
37890
155184 (309.57%)

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
i5-8500
Test#1 (Integers)
8594
15225 (77.16%)
Test#2 (FP)
8880
22020 (147.98%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3586
5746 (60.23%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3454
12175 (252.45%)
TOTAL
24514
55165 (125.04%)

Multithread

i5-3210M

i5-8500
Test#1 (Integers)
20179
87781 (335.01%)
Test#2 (FP)
19961
126729 (534.89%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8935
32928 (268.54%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4595
4215 (-8.27%)
TOTAL
53670
251654 (368.89%)

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
i5-8500
Test#1 (Integers)
10149
15208 (49.84%)
Test#2 (FP)
9489
22940 (141.77%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3801
5538 (45.70%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3799
11389 (199.75%)
TOTAL
27238
55075 (102.20%)

Multithread

i5-3210M

i5-8500
Test#1 (Integers)
20114
79517 (295.33%)
Test#2 (FP)
22651
107776 (375.81%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8928
31885 (257.15%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3426
13367 (290.14%)
TOTAL
55119
232546 (321.90%)

Performance/W
i5-3210M
i5-8500
Test#1 (Integers)
575 points/W
1223 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
647 points/W
1658 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
255 points/W
491 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
98 points/W
206 points/W
TOTAL
1575 points/W
3578 points/W

Performance/GHz
i5-3210M
i5-8500
Test#1 (Integers)
3274 points/GHz
3709 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
3061 points/GHz
5595 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
1226 points/GHz
1351 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
1226 points/GHz
2778 points/GHz
TOTAL
8786 points/GHz
13433 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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