Average Bench: 40.4% (382nd of 959)

Based on 13,273 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306A9, , 0FABFBFF000306A9, 1FABFBFF000306A9 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3210M CPU @ 2.50GHz

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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Below average average bench

The Intel Core i5-3210M averaged 59.5% 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 73.5Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 72.8Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-3210M is just 19.9%. 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 185Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 188Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 13,273 samples)
Min Avg Max
32.1 SC Int 71.5 83.5
33 SC Float 73.5 85.1
32.6 SC Mixed 72.8 84.3
58% 72.6 Pts
Min Avg Max
94 QC Int 178 203
108 QC Float 180 203
116 QC Mixed 182 206
40.8% 180 Pts
Min Avg Max
134 MC Int 185 203
128 MC Float 185 204
135 MC Mixed 188 208
27.9% 186 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz
SC Int 81.9
SC Float 84
SC Mixed 84.8
67% 83.6 Pts
QC Int 203
QC Float 203
QC Mixed 207
46% 204 Pts
MC Int 204
MC Float 204
MC Mixed 204
31% 204 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz
SC Int 81.9
SC Float 84
SC Mixed 83.6
66% 83.2 Pts
QC Int 202
QC Float 200
QC Mixed 207
46% 203 Pts
MC Int 204
MC Float 202
MC Mixed 208
31% 205 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz
SC Int 80.4
SC Float 84.5
SC Mixed 82.4
66% 82.4 Pts
QC Int 203
QC Float 203
QC Mixed 207
46% 204 Pts
MC Int 203
MC Float 204
MC Mixed 207
31% 205 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz
SC Int 79
SC Float 81.1
SC Mixed 79.5
64% 79.9 Pts
QC Int 201
QC Float 202
QC Mixed 206
46% 203 Pts
MC Int 202
MC Float 202
MC Mixed 204
30% 203 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 81
SC Float 77.8
SC Mixed 75
62% 77.9 Pts
QC Int 197
QC Float 199
QC Mixed 202
45% 199 Pts
MC Int 199
MC Float 198
MC Mixed 200
30% 199 Pts
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Gaming 13%
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Desktop 44%
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Workstation 17%
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EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $332

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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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