Average Bench: 40.2% (397th of 969)

Based on 16,822 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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Poor: 26%Average: 40.2% Great: 46%
Gaming
Gaming 40%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 46%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i5-3210M averaged 59.8% 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 72.8Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 72.1Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-3210M is just 19.5%. 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 187Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 16,822 samples)
Min Avg Max
32.2 SC Int 71 83.1
33.1 SC Float 72.8 84.9
33.1 SC Mixed 72.1 84.2
57.6% 72 Pts
Min Avg Max
100 QC Int 176 202
112 QC Float 178 203
112 QC Mixed 181 207
40.5% 178 Pts
Min Avg Max
126 MC Int 184 203
125 MC Float 185 204
122 MC Mixed 187 208
27.8% 185 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 72.2
SC Float 75.9
SC Mixed 79
60% 75.7 Pts
QC Int 162
QC Float 179
QC Mixed 177
39% 173 Pts
MC Int 185
MC Float 184
MC Mixed 182
28% 183 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 30.9
SC Float 32.1
SC Mixed 27.2
24% 30.1 Pts
QC Int 106
QC Float 134
QC Mixed 165
30% 135 Pts
MC Int 194
MC Float 195
MC Mixed 198
29% 196 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 1.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 32.2
SC Float 33.1
SC Mixed 32.5
26% 32.6 Pts
QC Int 73.7
QC Float 83.2
QC Mixed 83.3
18% 80.1 Pts
MC Int 82.6
MC Float 83.6
MC Mixed 81.6
12% 82.6 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz
SC Int 29.1
SC Float 28
SC Mixed 26
22% 27.7 Pts
QC Int 73.9
QC Float 76.6
QC Mixed 77.1
17% 75.9 Pts
MC Int 78
MC Float 75.7
MC Mixed 75.2
11% 76.3 Pts
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Gaming
Gaming 13%
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Desktop
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard

System: HP Pavilion g6 Notebook PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $320

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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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