Average Bench: 53.8% (649th of 1316)

more Based on 72,884 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]

Poor: 41%Average: 53.8% Great: 62%
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

Average average bench

The Intel Core i5-3210M averaged 46.2% 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

Avg. Memory Latency 76.6Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 71.1Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-3210M is 20.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-3210M performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 185Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 185Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 72,884 samples)
Min Avg Max
58.8 Memory 76.6 89.1
33.2 1-Core 71.1 84
63.1 2-Core 122 150
56.6% 89.9 Pts
Min Avg Max
98.8 4-Core 181 207
106 8-Core 185 207
25% 183 Pts
Min Avg Max
105 64-Core 185 207
12.4% 185 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.2
1-Core 32.7
2-Core 142
52% 85.9 Pts
4-Core 200
8-Core 174
26% 187 Pts
64-Core 204
14% 204 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.1
1-Core 84.6
2-Core 141
64% 102 Pts
4-Core 204
8-Core 205
28% 204 Pts
64-Core 205
14% 205 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz
Memory 81
1-Core 79.3
2-Core 141
62% 100 Pts
4-Core 199
8-Core 198
27% 198 Pts
64-Core 202
14% 202 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 1.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 56.7
1-Core 30.9
2-Core 51
32% 46.2 Pts
4-Core 76.5
8-Core 73.7
10% 75.1 Pts
64-Core 77.1
5% 77.1 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 46,610,189 CPUs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $159 @ launch in Apr '12
AmazonUS $2302 months
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Typical Core i5-3210M Builds (Compare 8,199 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
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Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 2%
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System: HP Pavilion g6 Notebook PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $259

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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

 Comments

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

Added 6 years ago.

Poor

5 days ago.

I've been using this CPU for almost 7 yrs. It's still good. I plan to buy a new laptop with the Ice Lake CPU


Poor

30 days ago.

Been my daily driver for many years. Still a good alrounder for office work, general internet and video streaming in HD (unlike my Atom, which is just atrocious). Did handle some contemporary games from 2012-13 quite well paired with an AMD Radeon HD 7670 as well as image processing with Nikon Capture NX-D (very good) and Adobe Lightroom 5.7 (well, usable, but that's Adobe's fault). Energy consumption under full load isn't stellar, but office/internet/streaming usually go along with CPU package power in the single digits, thus allowing somewhat stamina off-grid.


Excellent

15 months ago.

a solid performance for everyday office task plus some multimedia editing for the last 6 years. On a daily basis.


Good

3 months ago.

It's still ok in 2019, but I can't play any high-demand games, even with 16gb ddr3


Excellent

18 months ago.

Work laptop, not too bad, not too good. But still works since 2013 in a dell vostro, even so that it is on nearly non stop.


Poor

4 months ago.

4fps PUBG 1~30fps GTA5 30up MINECRAFT


Good

2 years ago.

A very decent processor with pretty good performance.


Very poor

6 years ago.


Good

17 months ago.

Since I cleaned an old HP ProBook 4740s it works like a machine! Temps. dropped from high 80s to mid 50s and it is still a good CPU, just switch the HDD with an SSD


Excellent

2 years ago.

so good for gaming and multitasking


Excellent

6 months ago.

Can easily handle office programs and it can open some old games, but it'll struggle on the newer ones


Poor

3 months ago.

The most i can say for this chip is that its energy efficient , but that is about it. . It only has 2 cores which handicaps it significantly for any non-gaming high level computation . Plus it is easily outclassed by the vast majority of cpus available today for any gaming purposes .


Good

17 months ago.

A decent CPU for light gaming considering its age. Works very well and handles most moderate tasks you throw at it. It can even play newer games if paired with a good graphics card.


Poor

2 years ago.

i5-3210M Good CPU but overheating man! I see 80-90 degrees immediately.


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