Average Bench: 39.7% (499th of 1122)

more Based on 30,171 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: 26%Average: 39.7% Great: 46%
Gaming
Gaming 40%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 45%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

Poor average bench

The Intel Core i5-3210M averaged 60.3% 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 71.2Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 70.1Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-3210M is just 19.7%. 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 183Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 186Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 30,171 samples)
Min Avg Max
31.4 SC Int 69.3 82.6
32.5 SC Float 71.2 84.8
32 SC Mixed 70.1 83.6
56.2% 70.2 Pts
Min Avg Max
97.9 QC Int 177 204
106 QC Float 178 203
112 QC Mixed 181 207
40.5% 179 Pts
Min Avg Max
117 MC Int 184 205
117 MC Float 183 204
123 MC Mixed 186 207
27.6% 184 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 82.9
SC Float 84.3
SC Mixed 83.3
67% 83.5 Pts
QC Int 208
QC Float 199
QC Mixed 208
46% 205 Pts
MC Int 204
MC Float 204
MC Mixed 207
31% 205 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 80.6
SC Float 82
SC Mixed 80.8
65% 81.1 Pts
QC Int 202
QC Float 205
QC Mixed 203
46% 203 Pts
MC Int 205
MC Float 197
MC Mixed 207
30% 203 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 77.8
SC Float 78.1
SC Mixed 79.6
63% 78.5 Pts
QC Int 193
QC Float 191
QC Mixed 195
44% 193 Pts
MC Int 190
MC Float 193
MC Mixed 184
28% 189 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.25 GHz (avg)
SC Int 28.6
SC Float 24.1
SC Mixed 27.7
22% 26.8 Pts
QC Int 98.4
QC Float 124
QC Mixed 161
29% 128 Pts
MC Int 201
MC Float 200
MC Mixed 205
30% 202 Pts
N/A, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 30.2
SC Float 39
SC Mixed 30.7
27% 33.3 Pts
QC Int 85.3
QC Float 58.9
QC Mixed 97.1
18% 80.4 Pts
MC Int 104
MC Float 104
MC Mixed 110
16% 106 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $159 @ launch in Apr '12
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Typical Core i5-3210M Builds (Compare 7,377 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard

System: HP Pavilion g6 Notebook PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $250

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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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