Average Bench: 39.3% (509th of 1128)

more Based on 31,182 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306A9, , 0FABFBFF000306A9, BFEBFBFF000306A8, 1FABFBFF000306A9 Models: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3210M CPU @ 2.50GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3210M CPU @ 2.70GHz

The Intel Core i5-3210M is a third generation (Ivy bridge) mobile CPU. Sporting two cores and four threads the 3210M has a maximum turbo clock speed of 3.1 GHz which produces an effective speed of 64.4 or 52% below the modern day group average . For heavily threaded tasks the 3210M is handicapped significantly by its dual core architecture and lags modern CPUs by around 165%. The i5-3210M comes equipped with onboard HD 4000 graphics, which is more than enough for typical desktop use but will struggle with anything but the simplest of 3D games. With a TDP of just 35 Watts the i5-3210M allows for reasonable, but not brilliant, battery life. [Oct '14 CPUPro]

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Poor: 23%Average: 39.3% Great: 46%
Gaming
Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 45%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

Poor average bench

The Intel Core i5-3210M averaged 60.7% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Single Core Floating Point Speed 70.7Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 69.9Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-3210M is 23%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-3210M performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 182Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 184Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 31,182 samples)
Min Avg Max
31.3 SC Int 68.8 82.4
32.7 SC Float 70.7 84.8
33.7 SC Mixed 69.9 83.5
55.8% 69.8 Pts
Min Avg Max
84.4 QC Int 175 204
91 QC Float 177 203
90 QC Mixed 178 207
40.1% 177 Pts
Min Avg Max
88.4 MC Int 182 205
88.4 MC Float 182 204
91 MC Mixed 184 207
27.4% 183 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 81.4
SC Float 84.3
SC Mixed 83.3
66% 83 Pts
QC Int 203
QC Float 204
QC Mixed 206
46% 204 Pts
MC Int 204
MC Float 202
MC Mixed 207
31% 204 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 72.7
SC Float 75.2
SC Mixed 72.7
59% 73.5 Pts
QC Int 166
QC Float 168
QC Mixed 167
38% 167 Pts
MC Int 163
MC Float 166
MC Mixed 158
24% 162 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 18.8
SC Float 22.3
SC Mixed 24.7
18% 21.9 Pts
QC Int 129
QC Float 190
QC Mixed 160
36% 160 Pts
MC Int 153
MC Float 164
MC Mixed 170
24% 162 Pts
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Approx. $159 @ launch in Apr '12
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Typical Core i5-3210M Builds (Compare 6,571 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
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Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard

System: HP Pavilion g6 Notebook PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $233

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i5-3210M Processor (3M Cache, up to 3.10 GHz) BGA
Code NameIvy Bridge
Launch DateQ2'12
Processor Numberi5-3210M
# of Cores2
# of Threads4
Cache3 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsAVX
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography22 nm
Recommended Price$225.00
Clock Speed2.5 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.1 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI
Max TDP35 W

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 4000
Graphics Base Frequency650 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI/SDVO/CRT
Wireless DisplayYes
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.1 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Intel InsiderYes
Flexible Display InterfaceYes

Memory

Max Memory Size32 GB
Memory TypesDDR3/L/-RS 1333/1600
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth25.6 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3.0
PCI Express Configurations1x16, 2x8, 1x8 2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes1

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes
Secure KeyYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost Tech2.0
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
Demand Based SwitchingNo
vPro TechNo
Identity Protection TechYes
Fast Memory AccessYes
Flex Memory AccessYes
My WiFi TechYes
4G WiMAX Wireless TechYes

Package

Package Size31.0 x 24.0mm (BGA1023)
Graphics and IMC Lithography22 nm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCBGA1023

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechNo
Anti-Theft TechYes

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