Average Bench: 40.9% (377th of 961)

Based on 10,405 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306A9, , 0FABFBFF000306A9, 1FABFBFF000306A9 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3230M CPU @ 2.60GHz

The Intel Core i5-3230M is a dual-core four thread mobile processor based on the 3rd generation Ivy Bridge architecture. It was launched in Q1 2013 and, for a mobile processor, scores a reasonable effective speedscore of 66: the base clock speed is 2.6 GHz which can reach 3.2 GHz under turbo boost. The i5-3230M features Intel HD Graphics 4000, so both the GPU and CPU are improvement over the comparable i5 Sandy Bridge processors. The i5-3230M is absolutely fine for casual usage, however, like most laptop processors, would struggle with CPU intensive tasks such as CAD and video encoding. Additionally the IGP is unsuitable for the graphics requirements of modern 3D games. Despite having a respectable TDP of 35W this is halved in more recent processors such as the i5-3317U which leads to more battery life. [Nov '14 CPUPro]

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Poor: 23%Average: 40.9% Great: 47%
Gaming
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 47%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i5-3230M averaged 59.0% 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 74.4Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 73.4Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-3230M is 24.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-3230M performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 188Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 191Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,405 samples)
Min Avg Max
31.7 SC Int 72.7 86.1
32.7 SC Float 74.4 87.5
32.3 SC Mixed 73.4 86.6
58.8% 73.5 Pts
Min Avg Max
82.8 QC Int 179 210
89.4 QC Float 182 210
94.5 QC Mixed 185 214
41.2% 182 Pts
Min Avg Max
99.1 MC Int 187 210
92.1 MC Float 188 211
91.3 MC Mixed 191 215
28.3% 189 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 2.6 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 83.4
SC Float 84
SC Mixed 84
67% 83.8 Pts
QC Int 197
QC Float 198
QC Mixed 202
45% 199 Pts
MC Int 201
MC Float 203
MC Mixed 207
30% 204 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 84.6
SC Float 85.4
SC Mixed 78.8
66% 82.9 Pts
QC Int 171
QC Float 166
QC Mixed 181
39% 173 Pts
MC Int 186
MC Float 200
MC Mixed 178
28% 188 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 71
SC Float 78.5
SC Mixed 64.4
57% 71.3 Pts
QC Int 156
QC Float 190
QC Mixed 196
41% 181 Pts
MC Int 148
MC Float 148
MC Mixed 155
22% 150 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 67.7
SC Float 69.7
SC Mixed 76.7
57% 71.4 Pts
QC Int 146
QC Float 143
QC Mixed 149
33% 146 Pts
MC Int 161
MC Float 167
MC Mixed 168
25% 165 Pts
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Typical Core i5-3230M Builds (Compare 4,047 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: 57% - Above average Total price: $347

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i5-3230M Processor (3M Cache, up to 3.20 GHz) BGA
Code NameIvy Bridge
Launch DateQ1'13
Processor Numberi5-3230M
# of Cores2
# of Threads4
Cache3 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsAVX
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography22 nm
Recommended Price$225.00
Clock Speed2.6 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.2 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)No
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 Size31mm x 24mm (BGA1023)
Graphics and IMC Lithography22 nm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCBGA1023

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechNo
Anti-Theft TechYes

 Comments

3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5 Processor...

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Poor

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Good

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for a 2k12 unit it is good for lap....


Good

2 years ago.

Better than expected


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