Real World Speed
Performance profile from 79,744 user samples
79,744 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 57% Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 31% Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Poor: 31% Great: 57%
SPEED RANK: 873rd / 1457
Gaming 48%
Desktop 54%
Workstation 34%
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Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
47.8 % 103 % Hugely faster effective speed.
Avg. Memory Latency
70.4 Pts 83 Pts Lower memory latency.
Avg. Single Core Speed
61.4 Pts 177 Pts Hugely faster single-core speed.
Avg. Dual Core Speed
106 Pts 347 Pts Hugely faster dual-core speed.
Avg. Quad Core Speed
148 Pts 661 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
Avg. Octa Core Speed
155 Pts 1,097 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
OC Memory Latency
84.6 Pts 92 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
OC Single Core Speed
76 Pts 188 Pts Hugely faster OC single-core speed.
OC Dual Core Speed
129 Pts 371 Pts Hugely faster OC dual-core speed.
OC Quad Core Speed
185 Pts 722 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
OC Octa Core Speed
187 Pts 1,191 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
Market Share
Based on 68,220,279 CPUs tested
User Rating
UBM User Rating
54 % 95 % Much more popular.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.05 % 0.97 % Insanely higher market share.
Price (score)
$52 Hugely cheaper.
180 USD
Value For Money
75.8 % 119 % Much better value.
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
35 Watts Hugely more energy efficient.
87.6 Watts
CPU Processing Cores
2 cores 8.89 cores Hugely higher core count.
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 14.2 threads Hugely higher thread count.
Manufacturing process
22 nm 9.78 nm Hugely newer manufacturing.
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
2.5 GHz 3.32 GHz Much faster base frequency.
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.1 GHz 4.73 GHz Much faster turbo frequency.
OC Multi Core Speed
186 Pts 1,681 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
Avg. Multi Core Speed
156 Pts 1,570 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
147 Months 34.4 Months Hugely more recent.
CPU Architecture
Ivy Bridge   —
Motherboard Socket
FCBGA1023   —
Integrated Graphics
HD 4000   —

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]


Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) July 2024 CPU Rankings

We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical users. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]


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