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Core i5-3210M vs i7-5500U


Description
The i5-3210M is based on Ivy Bridge architecture while the i7-5500U is based on Broadwell.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the i5-3210M gets a score of 55.1 k points while the i7-5500U gets 67.1 k points.

Summarizing, the i7-5500U is 1.2 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
306d4
Core
Ivy Bridge
Broadwell-U
Architecture
Base frecuency
2.5 GHz
2.4 GHz
Boost frecuency
3.1 GHz
3 GHz
Socket
Socket G2 (988B)
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
March 2015

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
i7-5500U
Test#1 (Integers)
3083
3312 (7.45%)
Test#2 (FP)
8582
11613 (35.31%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3762
3937 (4.66%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3989
3241 (-18.76%)
TOTAL
19416
22103 (13.84%)

Multithread

i5-3210M

i7-5500U
Test#1 (Integers)
5787
5965 (3.09%)
Test#2 (FP)
18774
25541 (36.05%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8741
8805 (0.73%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4588
3356 (-26.86%)
TOTAL
37890
43667 (15.25%)

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
i7-5500U
Test#1 (Integers)
8594
10587 (23.19%)
Test#2 (FP)
8880
13716 (54.46%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3586
4223 (17.76%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3454
3638 (5.32%)
TOTAL
24514
32163 (31.21%)

Multithread

i5-3210M

i7-5500U
Test#1 (Integers)
20179
20801 (3.08%)
Test#2 (FP)
19961
30439 (52.49%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8935
9103 (1.88%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4595
3352 (-27.06%)
TOTAL
53670
63694 (18.68%)

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
i7-5500U
Test#1 (Integers)
10149
10369 (2.17%)
Test#2 (FP)
9489
14254 (50.23%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3801
4073 (7.17%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3799
3117 (-17.97%)
TOTAL
27238
31813 (16.80%)

Multithread

i5-3210M

i7-5500U
Test#1 (Integers)
20114
20929 (4.05%)
Test#2 (FP)
22651
33871 (49.54%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8928
8985 (0.64%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3426
3349 (-2.24%)
TOTAL
55119
67135 (21.80%)

Performance/W
i5-3210M
i7-5500U
Test#1 (Integers)
575 points/W
1395 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
647 points/W
2258 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
255 points/W
599 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
98 points/W
223 points/W
TOTAL
1575 points/W
4476 points/W

Performance/GHz
i5-3210M
i7-5500U
Test#1 (Integers)
3274 points/GHz
3456 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
3061 points/GHz
4751 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
1226 points/GHz
1358 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
1226 points/GHz
1039 points/GHz
TOTAL
8786 points/GHz
10604 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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