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Core i5-3210M vs i7-6820HQ


Description
The i5-3210M is based on Ivy Bridge architecture while the i7-6820HQ is based on Skylake.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the i5-3210M gets a score of 55.1 k points while the i7-6820HQ gets 159.7 k points.

Summarizing, the i7-6820HQ is 2.9 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
506e3
Core
Ivy Bridge
Skylake-H
Architecture
Base frecuency
2.5 GHz
2.7 GHz
Boost frecuency
3.1 GHz
3.6 GHz
Socket
Socket G2 (988B)
BGA1440
Cores/Threads
2 /2
4/8
TDP
35 W
45 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
32+32 kB
4x32+4x32 kB
Cache L2
256 kB
4x256 kB
Cache L3
3072 kB
8192 kB
Date
Jun 2012
October 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
i7-6820HQ
Test#1 (Integers)
3083
3180 (3.15%)
Test#2 (FP)
8582
13020 (51.71%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3762
4169 (10.82%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3989
6931 (73.75%)
TOTAL
19416
27299 (40.61%)

Multithread

i5-3210M

i7-6820HQ
Test#1 (Integers)
5787
13259 (129.13%)
Test#2 (FP)
18774
62228 (231.46%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8741
20342 (132.72%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4588
5464 (19.08%)
TOTAL
37890
101292 (167.34%)

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
i7-6820HQ
Test#1 (Integers)
8594
11536 (34.24%)
Test#2 (FP)
8880
16687 (87.93%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3586
4514 (25.90%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3454
7273 (110.56%)
TOTAL
24514
40011 (63.22%)

Multithread

i5-3210M

i7-6820HQ
Test#1 (Integers)
20179
48501 (140.35%)
Test#2 (FP)
19961
77016 (285.83%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8935
21301 (138.41%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4595
5242 (14.08%)
TOTAL
53670
152060 (183.33%)

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
i7-6820HQ
Test#1 (Integers)
10149
11784 (16.11%)
Test#2 (FP)
9489
18056 (90.29%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3801
4479 (17.85%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3799
7117 (87.32%)
TOTAL
27238
41437 (52.13%)

Multithread

i5-3210M

i7-6820HQ
Test#1 (Integers)
20114
49458 (145.89%)
Test#2 (FP)
22651
84798 (274.37%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8928
20703 (131.90%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3426
4770 (39.23%)
TOTAL
55119
159730 (189.79%)

Performance/W
i5-3210M
i7-6820HQ
Test#1 (Integers)
575 points/W
1099 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
647 points/W
1884 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
255 points/W
460 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
98 points/W
106 points/W
TOTAL
1575 points/W
3550 points/W

Performance/GHz
i5-3210M
i7-6820HQ
Test#1 (Integers)
3274 points/GHz
3273 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
3061 points/GHz
5016 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
1226 points/GHz
1244 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
1226 points/GHz
1977 points/GHz
TOTAL
8786 points/GHz
11510 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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