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Core i5-3210M vs i7-4500U


Description
The i5-3210M is based on Ivy Bridge architecture while the i7-4500U is based on Haswell.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the i5-3210M gets a score of 55.1 k points while the i7-4500U gets 53.4 k points.

Summarizing, the i5-3210M is 1 times faster than the i7-4500U . To get a proper comparison between both models, take a look to the data shown below.

Specs
CPUID
306a9
40651
Core
Ivy Bridge
Haswell
Architecture
Base frecuency
2.5 GHz
1.8 GHz
Boost frecuency
3.1 GHz
3 GHz
Socket
Socket G2 (988B)
BGA1168
Cores/Threads
2 /2
2 /2
TDP
35 W
15 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
32+32 kB
32+32 kB
Cache L2
256 kB
256 kB
Cache L3
3072 kB
4096 kB
Date
Jun 2012
Jun 2013

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
i7-4500U
Test#1 (Integers)
3083
3313 (7.48%)
Test#2 (FP)
8582
8374 (-2.42%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3762
3680 (-2.17%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3989
3343 (-16.19%)
TOTAL
19416
18711 (-3.63%)

Multithread

i5-3210M

i7-4500U
Test#1 (Integers)
5787
5207 (-10.01%)
Test#2 (FP)
18774
18544 (-1.23%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8741
7797 (-10.80%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4588
3545 (-22.75%)
TOTAL
37890
35092 (-7.38%)

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
i7-4500U
Test#1 (Integers)
8594
10196 (18.64%)
Test#2 (FP)
8880
9233 (3.98%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3586
3894 (8.59%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3454
3291 (-4.73%)
TOTAL
24514
26614 (8.57%)

Multithread

i5-3210M

i7-4500U
Test#1 (Integers)
20179
19204 (-4.83%)
Test#2 (FP)
19961
19017 (-4.73%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8935
8308 (-7.02%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4595
3222 (-29.88%)
TOTAL
53670
49751 (-7.30%)

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
i7-4500U
Test#1 (Integers)
10149
10412 (2.59%)
Test#2 (FP)
9489
8970 (-5.46%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3801
3821 (0.52%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3799
3385 (-10.90%)
TOTAL
27238
26588 (-2.39%)

Multithread

i5-3210M

i7-4500U
Test#1 (Integers)
20114
19907 (-1.03%)
Test#2 (FP)
22651
21470 (-5.22%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8928
8534 (-4.41%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3426
3531 (3.04%)
TOTAL
55119
53442 (-3.04%)

Performance/W
i5-3210M
i7-4500U
Test#1 (Integers)
575 points/W
1327 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
647 points/W
1431 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
255 points/W
569 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
98 points/W
235 points/W
TOTAL
1575 points/W
3563 points/W

Performance/GHz
i5-3210M
i7-4500U
Test#1 (Integers)
3274 points/GHz
3471 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
3061 points/GHz
2990 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
1226 points/GHz
1274 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
1226 points/GHz
1128 points/GHz
TOTAL
8786 points/GHz
8863 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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