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Core i5-3210M vs Pentium G2020


Description
Both models i5-3210M and G2020 are based on Ivy Bridge architecture.

"Ivy Bridge is the last Intel microarchitecture for which there is official driver support for Windows XP . It is made under 22 nm Tri-Gate transistor (""3D"") technology and is basically a Sandy Bridge shrink. It has PCI Express 3.0 support and RdRand instruction for security tasks."

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the i5-3210M gets a score of 53.7 k points while the G2020 gets 42.4 k points.

Summarizing, the i5-3210M is 1.3 times faster than the G2020 . To get a proper comparison between both models, take a look to the data shown below.

Specs
CPUID
306a9
306a9
Core
Ivy Bridge
Ivy Bridge
Architecture
Base frecuency
2.5 GHz
1.6 GHz
Boost frecuency
3.1 GHz
2.9 GHz
Socket
Socket G2 (988B)
LGA 1155
Cores/Threads
2 /2
2/2
TDP
35 W
55 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
32+32 kB
32+32 kB
Cache L2
256 kB
256 kB
Cache L3
3072 kB
3072 kB
Date
Jun 2012
January 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
G2020
Test#1 (Integers)
3083
2942 (-4.55%)
Test#2 (FP)
8582
8233 (-4.06%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3762
3695 (-1.78%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3989
2461 (-38.30%)
TOTAL
19416
17332 (-10.73%)

Multithread

i5-3210M

G2020
Test#1 (Integers)
5787
5538 (-4.30%)
Test#2 (FP)
18774
15468 (-17.61%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8741
7060 (-19.23%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4588
2988 (-34.89%)
TOTAL
37890
31054 (-18.04%)

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
G2020
Test#1 (Integers)
8594
9902 (15.23%)
Test#2 (FP)
8880
9010 (1.46%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3586
3869 (7.90%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3454
3089 (-10.56%)
TOTAL
24514
25871 (5.53%)

Multithread

i5-3210M

G2020
Test#1 (Integers)
20179
18830 (-6.69%)
Test#2 (FP)
19961
14146 (-29.13%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8935
6606 (-26.06%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4595
2810 (-38.85%)
TOTAL
53670
42392 (-21.01%)

Performance/W
i5-3210M
G2020
Test#1 (Integers)
577 points/W
342 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
570 points/W
257 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
255 points/W
120 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
131 points/W
51 points/W
TOTAL
1533 points/W
771 points/W

Performance/GHz
i5-3210M
G2020
Test#1 (Integers)
2772 points/GHz
3415 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
2864 points/GHz
3107 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
1157 points/GHz
1334 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
1114 points/GHz
1065 points/GHz
TOTAL
7908 points/GHz
8921 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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