Average Bench: 39.2% (548th of 1173)

more Based on 40,415 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]

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Poor: 19%Average: 39.2% Great: 46%
Gaming
Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 45%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

Poor average bench

The Intel Core i5-3210M averaged 60.7% 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

Single Core Floating Point Speed 71.2Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 70.1Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-3210M is 26.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-3210M performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 181Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 183Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 40,415 samples)
Min Avg Max
32.2 SC Int 69.2 82.7
33 SC Float 71.2 85
32.4 SC Mixed 70.1 84
56.1% 70.2 Pts
Min Avg Max
83.1 QC Int 174 204
83.5 QC Float 175 203
84.4 QC Mixed 178 207
39.8% 176 Pts
Min Avg Max
95.1 MC Int 181 205
97.3 MC Float 181 204
87.2 MC Mixed 183 207
27.2% 182 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
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)
SC Int 76.3
SC Float 84.4
SC Mixed 82.2
65% 81 Pts
QC Int 206
QC Float 204
QC Mixed 206
47% 205 Pts
MC Int 206
MC Float 205
MC Mixed 206
31% 206 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz
SC Int 72
SC Float 74.2
SC Mixed 70.7
58% 72.3 Pts
QC Int 173
QC Float 174
QC Mixed 182
40% 176 Pts
MC Int 198
MC Float 197
MC Mixed 199
30% 198 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 70.2
SC Float 74.6
SC Mixed 72.6
58% 72.5 Pts
QC Int 165
QC Float 165
QC Mixed 168
38% 166 Pts
MC Int 168
MC Float 173
MC Mixed 166
25% 169 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 1.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 17.6
SC Float 31.3
SC Mixed 27.4
20% 25.4 Pts
QC Int 48.5
QC Float 53.4
QC Mixed 56.7
12% 52.9 Pts
MC Int 68.3
MC Float 76.7
MC Mixed 62.4
10% 69.1 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $159 @ launch in Apr '12
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Typical Core i5-3210M Builds (Compare 10,060 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
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Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard

System: HP Pavilion g6 Notebook PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Good Total price: $334

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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...

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10 days ago.

Runs well and doesn't overheat


Average

1 month 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.


Terrible

1 month 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

1 month ago.

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


Good

3 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.


Good

3 months ago.

A very decent processor with pretty good performance.


Very poor

4 years ago.


Excellent

5 months ago.

so good for gaming and multitasking


Poor

5 days ago.

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


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