4 Cores, 8 Threads @1.30 GHz, 15 W.
Release date ≈ Q3 2019.

2 Cores, 4 Threads @2.6GHz, Ivy Bridge.
Release date: Q1 2013.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 97,519 user samples
39,036 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 80% Base clock 1.5 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 43% Base clock 1.5 GHz, turbo 0.75 GHz (avg)
Poor: 43% Great: 80%
SPEED RANK: 425th / 1316
Gaming 65%
Desktop 72%
Workstation 53%
58,483 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 63% Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 41% Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 1.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 41% Great: 63%
SPEED RANK: 620th / 1316
Gaming 55%
Desktop 61%
Workstation 39%
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Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
64.9 % Faster effective speed.
54.6 %
Avg. Memory Latency
65.4 Pts 77.1 Pts Lower memory latency.
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
122 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
74.2 Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
224 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
128 Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
354 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
187 Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
470 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
191 Pts
OC Memory Latency
80.7 Pts 90.8 Pts Lower OC memory latency.
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
146 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
86.8 Pts
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
281 Pts Hugely faster OC dual-core speed.
156 Pts
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
476 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
214 Pts
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
643 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
214 Pts
Market Share
Based on 46,396,597 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.25 % Hugely higher market share.
0.13 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
52 % 54 % +4%
24+ Months Much more recent.
104 Months
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
636 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
214 Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
457 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
192 Pts
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q3'19 Q1'13
8 MB Intel® Smart Cache 3 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2, Intel® AVX-512 AVX
10 nm 22 nm
Max Turbo Frequency
Max Turbo Frequency
3.90 GHz 3.2 GHz
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
4 GT/s 5 GT/s DMI
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
64 GB 32 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4-3200, LPDDR4-3733 DDR3/L/-RS 1333/1600
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
300 MHz 650 MHz
Graphics Output
Graphics Output
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.10 GHz 1.1 GHz
Package Size
Package Size
50mm x 25mm 31mm x 24mm (BGA1023)
Turbo Boost Tech
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology ‡
2 2.0
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) ‡
Yes No
PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Revision
3 3.0

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Launched Q3 2019, this new 4 core 8 thread Ice Lake laptop processor is very power efficient owing to the performance it attained. The Ice Lake CPU uses the new 10nm which leads to improves power efficiency, decreased thermal output as well as slightly higher IPC. This CPU only uses 15W and has single core performance that surpasses AMD Ryzen 7 3750H and older Intel i7-9750H (below when you count multi core performance). This CPU is used for high performance laptop as well as mid end gaming laptop. [Nov '19 ColdSpy]


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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