| | | |

Core i5-3210M vs Pentium N3540


Description
The i5-3210M is based on Ivy Bridge architecture while the N3540 is based on Silvermont.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the i5-3210M gets a score of 53.7 k points while the N3540 gets 37.6 k points.

Summarizing, the i5-3210M is 1.4 times faster than the N3540. To get a proper comparison between both models, take a look to the data shown below.

Specs
CPUID
306a9
30678
Core
Ivy Bridge
Bay Trail-M
Architecture
Base frecuency
2.5 GHz
2.167 GHz
Boost frecuency
3.1 GHz
2.667 GHz
Socket
Socket G2 (988B)
BGA1170
Cores/Threads
2 /2
4/4
TDP
35 W
7,5 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
32+32 kB
4x32+4x24 kB
Cache L2
256 kB
2x1024 kB
Cache L3
3072 kB
kB
Date
Jun 2012
July 2014

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
N3540
Test#1 (Integers)
3083
1373 (-55.45%)
Test#2 (FP)
8582
2001 (-76.68%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3762
1959 (-47.92%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3989
1215 (-69.55%)
TOTAL
19416
6548 (-66.27%)

Multithread

i5-3210M

N3540
Test#1 (Integers)
5787
5233 (-9.57%)
Test#2 (FP)
18774
7705 (-58.96%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8741
7386 (-15.50%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4588
1522 (-66.82%)
TOTAL
37890
21846 (-42.34%)

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
N3540
Test#1 (Integers)
8594
4928 (-42.66%)
Test#2 (FP)
8880
2588 (-70.86%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3586
2000 (-44.23%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3454
1204 (-65.14%)
TOTAL
24514
10719 (-56.27%)

Multithread

i5-3210M

N3540
Test#1 (Integers)
20179
18888 (-6.40%)
Test#2 (FP)
19961
9744 (-51.18%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8935
7466 (-16.44%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4595
1498 (-67.40%)
TOTAL
53670
37596 (-29.95%)

Performance/W
i5-3210M
N3540
Test#1 (Integers)
577 points/W
2698 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
570 points/W
1392 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
255 points/W
1067 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
131 points/W
214 points/W
TOTAL
1533 points/W
5371 points/W

Performance/GHz
i5-3210M
N3540
Test#1 (Integers)
2772 points/GHz
1848 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
2864 points/GHz
970 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
1157 points/GHz
750 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
1114 points/GHz
452 points/GHz
TOTAL
7908 points/GHz
4019 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]

grafica bm.hardlimit.com


Test#2 (FP) [points vs time]

grafica bm.hardlimit.com


Test#3 (Generic, ZIP) [points vs time]

grafica bm.hardlimit.com


Test#1 (Memory) [points vs time]

grafica bm.hardlimit.com

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]

grafica bm.hardlimit.com


Test#2 (FP) [points vs time]

grafica bm.hardlimit.com


Test#3 (Generic, ZIP) [points vs time]

grafica bm.hardlimit.com


Test#1 (Memory) [points vs time]

grafica bm.hardlimit.com

Hardlimit Benchmark Central - Ver. 3.7.8