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Core i7-4500U vs i5-3210M


Description
The i7-4500U is based on Haswell architecture while the i5-3210M is based on Ivy Bridge.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the i7-4500U gets a score of 53.4 k points while the i5-3210M gets 55.1 k points.

Summarizing, the i5-3210M is 1 times faster than the i7-4500U . To get a proper comparison between both models, take a look to the data shown below.

Specs
CPUID
40651
306a9
Core
Haswell
Ivy Bridge
Architecture
Base frecuency
1.8 GHz
2.5 GHz
Boost frecuency
3 GHz
3.1 GHz
Socket
BGA1168
Socket G2 (988B)
Cores/Threads
2 /2
2 /2
TDP
15 W
35 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
32+32 kB
32+32 kB
Cache L2
256 kB
256 kB
Cache L3
4096 kB
3072 kB
Date
Jun 2013
Jun 2012

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
i7-4500U
i5-3210M
Test#1 (Integers)
3313
3083 (-6.96%)
Test#2 (FP)
8374
8582 (2.49%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3680
3762 (2.22%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3343
3989 (19.32%)
TOTAL
18711
19416 (3.77%)

Multithread

i7-4500U

i5-3210M
Test#1 (Integers)
5207
5787 (11.12%)
Test#2 (FP)
18544
18774 (1.24%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
7797
8741 (12.11%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3545
4588 (29.44%)
TOTAL
35092
37890 (7.97%)

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
i7-4500U
i5-3210M
Test#1 (Integers)
10196
8594 (-15.71%)
Test#2 (FP)
9233
8880 (-3.83%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3894
3586 (-7.91%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3291
3454 (4.96%)
TOTAL
26614
24514 (-7.89%)

Multithread

i7-4500U

i5-3210M
Test#1 (Integers)
19204
20179 (5.08%)
Test#2 (FP)
19017
19961 (4.96%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8308
8935 (7.55%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3222
4595 (42.61%)
TOTAL
49751
53670 (7.88%)

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
i7-4500U
i5-3210M
Test#1 (Integers)
10412
10149 (-2.52%)
Test#2 (FP)
8970
9489 (5.78%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3821
3801 (-0.52%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3385
3799 (12.24%)
TOTAL
26588
27238 (2.44%)

Multithread

i7-4500U

i5-3210M
Test#1 (Integers)
19907
20114 (1.04%)
Test#2 (FP)
21470
22651 (5.50%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8534
8928 (4.61%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3531
3426 (-2.95%)
TOTAL
53442
55119 (3.14%)

Performance/W
i7-4500U
i5-3210M
Test#1 (Integers)
1327 points/W
575 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
1431 points/W
647 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
569 points/W
255 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
235 points/W
98 points/W
TOTAL
3563 points/W
1575 points/W

Performance/GHz
i7-4500U
i5-3210M
Test#1 (Integers)
3471 points/GHz
3274 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
2990 points/GHz
3061 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
1274 points/GHz
1226 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
1128 points/GHz
1226 points/GHz
TOTAL
8863 points/GHz
8786 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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