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Core i5-3210M vs i7-3930K


Description
The i5-3210M is based on Ivy Bridge architecture while the i7-3930K is based on Sandy Bridge.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the i5-3210M gets a score of 55.1 k points while the i7-3930K gets 164.3 k points.

Summarizing, the i7-3930K is 3 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
206d7
Core
Ivy Bridge
Sandy Bridge-E
Architecture
Base frecuency
2.5 GHz
3.2 GHz
Boost frecuency
3.1 GHz
3.8 GHz
Socket
Socket G2 (988B)
LGA 2011
Cores/Threads
2 /2
6/12
TDP
35 W
130 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
32+32 kB
32+32 kB
Cache L2
256 kB
256 kB
Cache L3
3072 kB
12288 kB
Date
Jun 2012
November 2011

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
i7-3930K
Test#1 (Integers)
10149
9951 (-1.95%)
Test#2 (FP)
9489
9223 (-2.80%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3801
4571 (20.26%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3799
4019 (5.77%)
TOTAL
27238
27763 (1.93%)

Multithread

i5-3210M

i7-3930K
Test#1 (Integers)
20114
68487 (240.49%)
Test#2 (FP)
22651
61648 (172.16%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8928
31902 (257.34%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3426
2306 (-32.70%)
TOTAL
55119
164343 (198.16%)

Performance/W
i5-3210M
i7-3930K
Test#1 (Integers)
575 points/W
527 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
647 points/W
474 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
255 points/W
245 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
98 points/W
18 points/W
TOTAL
1575 points/W
1264 points/W

Performance/GHz
i5-3210M
i7-3930K
Test#1 (Integers)
3274 points/GHz
2619 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
3061 points/GHz
2427 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
1226 points/GHz
1203 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
1226 points/GHz
1058 points/GHz
TOTAL
8786 points/GHz
7306 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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