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Core i5-3210M vs Xeon E5-2620 v4


Description
The i5-3210M is based on Ivy Bridge architecture while the E5-2620 v4 is based on Broadwell.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the i5-3210M gets a score of 55.1 k points while the E5-2620 v4 gets 147.8 k points.

Summarizing, the E5-2620 v4 is 2.7 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
406f1
Core
Ivy Bridge
Broadwell-EP
Architecture
Base frecuency
2.5 GHz
2.1 GHz
Boost frecuency
3.1 GHz
3 GHz
Socket
Socket G2 (988B)
Socket 2011-3
Cores/Threads
2 /2
8/16
TDP
35 W
85 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
32+32 kB
8x32+8x32 kB
Cache L2
256 kB
8x256 kB
Cache L3
3072 kB
20480 kB
Date
Jun 2012
March 2016

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
E5-2620 v4
Test#1 (Integers)
3083
2604 (-15.53%)
Test#2 (FP)
8582
7552 (-12.01%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3762
2612 (-30.58%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3989
2028 (-49.17%)
TOTAL
19416
14794 (-23.80%)

Multithread

i5-3210M

E5-2620 v4
Test#1 (Integers)
5787
17415 (200.95%)
Test#2 (FP)
18774
75463 (301.96%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8741
26246 (200.26%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4588
4652 (1.38%)
TOTAL
37890
123775 (226.67%)

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
E5-2620 v4
Test#1 (Integers)
8594
8218 (-4.38%)
Test#2 (FP)
8880
12063 (35.85%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3586
4006 (11.72%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3454
2890 (-16.35%)
TOTAL
24514
27176 (10.86%)

Multithread

i5-3210M

E5-2620 v4
Test#1 (Integers)
20179
61342 (203.99%)
Test#2 (FP)
19961
90207 (351.91%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8935
26195 (193.19%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4595
4625 (0.65%)
TOTAL
53670
182369 (239.80%)

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
E5-2620 v4
Test#1 (Integers)
10149
6040 (-40.49%)
Test#2 (FP)
9489
10180 (7.29%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3801
2745 (-27.78%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3799
2406 (-36.68%)
TOTAL
27238
21370 (-21.54%)

Multithread

i5-3210M

E5-2620 v4
Test#1 (Integers)
20114
47514 (136.22%)
Test#2 (FP)
22651
75116 (231.62%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8928
19719 (120.88%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3426
5455 (59.21%)
TOTAL
55119
147804 (168.15%)

Performance/W
i5-3210M
E5-2620 v4
Test#1 (Integers)
575 points/W
559 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
647 points/W
884 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
255 points/W
232 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
98 points/W
64 points/W
TOTAL
1575 points/W
1739 points/W

Performance/GHz
i5-3210M
E5-2620 v4
Test#1 (Integers)
3274 points/GHz
2013 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
3061 points/GHz
3393 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
1226 points/GHz
915 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
1226 points/GHz
802 points/GHz
TOTAL
8786 points/GHz
7123 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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