2 Cores, 4 Threads @2.66 GHz, Arrandale.
Release date ≤ Q1 2014.

2 Cores, 4 Threads @2.5GHz, Ivy Bridge.
Release date: Q2 2012.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 77,502 user samples
13,827 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 47% Base clock 2.65 GHz
Worst Bench: 30% Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 1.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 30% Great: 47%
SPEED RANK: 923rd / 1293
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop 48%
Workstation 30%
63,675 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 62% Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 41% Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 41% Great: 62%
SPEED RANK: 628th / 1293
Gaming 54%
Desktop 60%
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
41.7 % 54.2 % Faster effective speed.
Avg. Memory Latency
58.7 Pts 77.7 Pts Much lower memory latency.
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
61.1 Pts 70.5 Pts Faster single-core speed.
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
105 Pts 121 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
145 Pts 179 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
148 Pts 183 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
OC Memory Latency
66.7 Pts 90.3 Pts Much lower OC memory latency.
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
71.1 Pts 84 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
134 Pts 148 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
176 Pts 207 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
177 Pts 207 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
Market Share
Based on 40,696,693 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.04 % 0.22 % Hugely higher market share.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
51 % 53 % +4%
85+ Months More recent.
107 Months
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
176 Pts 207 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
148 Pts 183 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q1'11 Q2'12
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.1/4.2 AVX
32 nm 22 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
N/A $225.00
Max Turbo Frequency
Max Turbo Frequency
2.933 GHz 3.1 GHz
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
2.5 GT/s DMI 5 GT/s DMI
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
8 GB 32 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR3 800/1066 DDR3/L/-RS 1333/1600
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
17.1 GB/s 25.6 GB/s
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
500 MHz 650 MHz
# of Displays Supported
# of Displays Supported ‡
2 3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
766 MHz 1.1 GHz
Package Size
Package Size
rPGA 37.5mmx 37.5mm, BGA 34mmx28mm 31.0 x 24.0mm (BGA1023)
Graphics and IMC Lithography
Graphics and IMC Lithography
45 nm 22 nm
Turbo Boost Tech
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology ‡
1.0 2.0
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) ‡
No Yes
AES New Instructions
Intel® AES New Instructions
No Yes
PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Revision
2.0 3.0
PCI Express Configurations
PCI Express Configurations ‡
1x16 1x16, 2x8, 1x8 2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
16 1

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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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