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Core i5-3210M vs i7-6600U


Description
The i5-3210M is based on Ivy Bridge architecture while the i7-6600U is based on Skylake.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the i5-3210M gets a score of 55.1 k points while the i7-6600U gets 45.1 k points.

Summarizing, the i5-3210M is 1.2 times faster than the i7-6600U. 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
2.6 GHz
Boost frecuency
3.1 GHz
3.4 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
2x256 kB
Cache L3
3072 kB
4096 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
i7-6600U
Test#1 (Integers)
3083
2748 (-10.85%)
Test#2 (FP)
8582
12231 (42.51%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3762
3899 (3.66%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3989
5606 (40.52%)
TOTAL
19416
24484 (26.10%)

Multithread

i5-3210M

i7-6600U
Test#1 (Integers)
5787
5231 (-9.61%)
Test#2 (FP)
18774
25002 (33.17%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8741
8980 (2.73%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4588
4734 (3.19%)
TOTAL
37890
43947 (15.99%)

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
i7-6600U
Test#1 (Integers)
8594
6763 (-21.31%)
Test#2 (FP)
8880
9581 (7.90%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3586
2462 (-31.33%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3454
4180 (21.01%)
TOTAL
24514
22986 (-6.23%)

Multithread

i5-3210M

i7-6600U
Test#1 (Integers)
20179
14371 (-28.78%)
Test#2 (FP)
19961
23794 (19.20%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8935
5706 (-36.13%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4595
4292 (-6.60%)
TOTAL
53670
48163 (-10.26%)

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
i7-6600U
Test#1 (Integers)
10149
8490 (-16.35%)
Test#2 (FP)
9489
10919 (15.08%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3801
2763 (-27.31%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3799
4926 (29.66%)
TOTAL
27238
27098 (-0.51%)

Multithread

i5-3210M

i7-6600U
Test#1 (Integers)
20114
14107 (-29.86%)
Test#2 (FP)
22651
20052 (-11.47%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8928
6168 (-30.91%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3426
4726 (37.95%)
TOTAL
55119
45054 (-18.26%)

Performance/W
i5-3210M
i7-6600U
Test#1 (Integers)
575 points/W
940 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
647 points/W
1337 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
255 points/W
411 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
98 points/W
315 points/W
TOTAL
1575 points/W
3004 points/W

Performance/GHz
i5-3210M
i7-6600U
Test#1 (Integers)
3274 points/GHz
2497 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
3061 points/GHz
3211 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
1226 points/GHz
813 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
1226 points/GHz
1449 points/GHz
TOTAL
8786 points/GHz
7970 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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