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Core i5-3210M vs i7-6500U


Description
The i5-3210M is based on Ivy Bridge architecture while the i7-6500U is based on Skylake.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the i5-3210M gets a score of 55.1 k points while the i7-6500U gets 78.7 k points.

Summarizing, the i7-6500U is 1.4 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
406e3
Core
Ivy Bridge
Skylake-U
Architecture
Base frecuency
2.5 GHz
2.5 GHz
Boost frecuency
3.1 GHz
3.1 GHz
Socket
Socket G2 (988B)
BGA1356
Cores/Threads
2 /2
2/4
TDP
35 W
15 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
32+32 kB
2x32+2x32 kB
Cache L2
256 kB
4096 kB
Cache L3
3072 kB
kB
Date
Jun 2012
September 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
i7-6500U
Test#1 (Integers)
3083
2975 (-3.49%)
Test#2 (FP)
8582
12185 (41.98%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3762
3914 (4.04%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3989
5299 (32.84%)
TOTAL
19416
24373 (25.53%)

Multithread

i5-3210M

i7-6500U
Test#1 (Integers)
5787
6095 (5.33%)
Test#2 (FP)
18774
28730 (53.03%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8741
9557 (9.33%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4588
6711 (46.28%)
TOTAL
37890
51093 (34.85%)

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
i7-6500U
Test#1 (Integers)
8594
11105 (29.22%)
Test#2 (FP)
8880
15972 (79.88%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3586
4248 (18.46%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3454
5664 (63.97%)
TOTAL
24514
36989 (50.89%)

Multithread

i5-3210M

i7-6500U
Test#1 (Integers)
20179
23095 (14.45%)
Test#2 (FP)
19961
36729 (84.00%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8935
9989 (11.80%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4595
7003 (52.39%)
TOTAL
53670
76815 (43.13%)

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
i7-6500U
Test#1 (Integers)
10149
11095 (9.32%)
Test#2 (FP)
9489
17098 (80.20%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3801
4123 (8.48%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3799
5582 (46.92%)
TOTAL
27238
37898 (39.14%)

Multithread

i5-3210M

i7-6500U
Test#1 (Integers)
20114
23298 (15.83%)
Test#2 (FP)
22651
38524 (70.08%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8928
9952 (11.48%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3426
6949 (102.83%)
TOTAL
55119
78724 (42.83%)

Performance/W
i5-3210M
i7-6500U
Test#1 (Integers)
575 points/W
1553 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
647 points/W
2568 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
255 points/W
663 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
98 points/W
463 points/W
TOTAL
1575 points/W
5248 points/W

Performance/GHz
i5-3210M
i7-6500U
Test#1 (Integers)
3274 points/GHz
3579 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
3061 points/GHz
5516 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
1226 points/GHz
1330 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
1226 points/GHz
1801 points/GHz
TOTAL
8786 points/GHz
12225 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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