Average Bench: 54.4% (652nd of 1335)

more Based on 79,362 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: 54.4% Great: 63%
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Average average bench

The Intel Core i5-3210M averaged 45.5% 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 76.8Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 72.3Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-3210M is 21.2%. 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 192Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 191Pts
ADVERTISEMENT

Average Bench

(Based on 79,362 samples)
Min Avg Max
61.5 Memory 76.8 90.2
33.2 1-Core 72.3 84.8
66 2-Core 125 151
57.3% 91.4 Pts
Min Avg Max
102 4-Core 187 213
116 8-Core 191 214
25.8% 189 Pts
Min Avg Max
118 64-Core 192 215
12.9% 192 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 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 92
1-Core 84.2
2-Core 141
67% 106 Pts
4-Core 204
8-Core 197
28% 200 Pts
64-Core 191
13% 191 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.6
1-Core 80.6
2-Core 141
65% 103 Pts
4-Core 204
8-Core 208
28% 206 Pts
64-Core 212
14% 212 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz
Memory 79
1-Core 84.8
2-Core 154
64% 106 Pts
4-Core 213
8-Core 214
29% 213 Pts
64-Core 214
14% 214 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz
Memory 77.8
1-Core 84.4
2-Core 141
62% 101 Pts
4-Core 204
8-Core 212
28% 208 Pts
64-Core 211
14% 211 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 68.4
1-Core 78.4
2-Core 127
56% 91.3 Pts
4-Core 211
8-Core 186
28% 199 Pts
64-Core 203
14% 203 Pts
79,362 MORE »

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 49,674,534 CPUs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $159 @ launch in Apr '12
AmazonUS $2306 months
Send price feedback
Typical Core i5-3210M Builds (Compare 9,055 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: HP Pavilion g6 Notebook PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $260

Popular Core i5-3210M systems:

How Fast Is Your CPU? (Bench your build) Size up your PC in less than a minute.

Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

UserBenchmark of the month

How it works

  • - Download and run UserBenchMark.
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write, sustained write and mixed IO.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - SkillBench (space shooter) tests user input accuracy.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
  • - See speed test results from other users.
  • - Compare your components to the current market leaders.
  • - Explore your best upgrade options with a virtual PC build.
  • - Compare your in-game FPS to other users with your hardware.
Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) January 2022 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]

ADVERTISEMENT

Group Test Results

  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.

 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 7 years ago.

Poor

3 months 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


Good

2 months 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

18 months ago.

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


Good

7 months ago.

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


Poor

2 months ago.

Nice now i can play valorant:))


Excellent

22 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

8 months ago.

4fps PUBG 1~30fps GTA5 30up MINECRAFT


Good

2 years ago.

A very decent processor with pretty good performance.


Very poor

7 years ago.


Good

20 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

10 months ago.

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


Poor

6 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

21 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.


Your
opinion?
1335 Processors (Compared) Thousands of user benchmarks compiled into one comparison list.

See how consistently different CPUs perform with varying real world conditions. The charts also illustrate overall performance, popularity and rank.

 Frequently Asked Questions

 Best User Rated

The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-12600K $295Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $400Crucial MX500 250GB $50
Intel Core i5-12400F $184Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
Intel Core i5-11600K $245Nvidia RTX 3080 $700Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $200
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $43Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $63SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $74SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $71G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $470SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
Today's hottest deals
About  •  User Guide  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer  •  YouTube Feedback