Average Bench: 39.8% (488th of 1104)

more Based on 26,044 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: 39.8% Great: 46%
Gaming
Gaming 40%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 46%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard

Poor average bench

The Intel Core i5-3210M averaged 60.2% 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 72.5Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 71.2Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-3210M is 22.6%. 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 184Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 26,044 samples)
Min Avg Max
31.2 SC Int 69.9 82.5
32.5 SC Float 72.5 84.9
31.7 SC Mixed 71.2 83.7
57% 71.2 Pts
Min Avg Max
88.6 QC Int 175 202
93.6 QC Float 177 203
91.7 QC Mixed 180 206
40.2% 177 Pts
Min Avg Max
105 MC Int 182 204
109 MC Float 183 204
106 MC Mixed 184 207
27.5% 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 81.2
SC Float 84
SC Mixed 83
66% 82.7 Pts
QC Int 200
QC Float 203
QC Mixed 206
46% 203 Pts
MC Int 202
MC Float 202
MC Mixed 200
30% 201 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 70.2
SC Float 79.1
SC Mixed 77.8
60% 75.7 Pts
QC Int 202
QC Float 199
QC Mixed 207
46% 202 Pts
MC Int 205
MC Float 201
MC Mixed 204
30% 203 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.85 GHz (avg)
SC Int 78.4
SC Float 83.1
SC Mixed 77.8
64% 79.8 Pts
QC Int 203
QC Float 197
QC Mixed 204
46% 201 Pts
MC Int 203
MC Float 203
MC Mixed 203
30% 203 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 76.3
SC Float 77.8
SC Mixed 76.1
61% 76.7 Pts
QC Int 180
QC Float 162
QC Mixed 174
39% 172 Pts
MC Int 175
MC Float 179
MC Mixed 168
26% 174 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 43.7
SC Float 54
SC Mixed 69.5
45% 55.7 Pts
QC Int 180
QC Float 180
QC Mixed 143
38% 168 Pts
MC Int 172
MC Float 159
MC Mixed 178
26% 170 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $159 @ launch in Apr '12
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Typical Core i5-3210M Builds (Compare 6,441 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard

System: HP Pavilion g6 Notebook PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $255

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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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