Intel Core i5-3437U

The Intel Core i5-3437U is an ULV-processor for laptops based on the Ivy Bridge architecture released in Q1 2013. Due to Hyperthreading, the two cores can handle up to four threads in parallel leading to better utilization of the CPU. Each core offers a base speed of 1.9 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 2.7 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 2.9 GHz (for 1 active core). As its Sandy-Bridge-based predecessors, it offers a 3 MB L3-Cache.

Ivy Bridge is an enhanced die shrink of the Sandy Bridge architecture with improvements on both GPU and CPU performance. The CPUs are produced in 22nm (versus 32nm Sandy Bridge CPUs) and are the first to introduce 3D transistors for increased energy efficiency when compared to similarly clocked Sandy Bridge processors. Other new features are integrated PCI Express 3.0 and  DDR3(L)-1600 support.

The performance of the Core i5-3437U is slightly above a similarly clocked Sandy Bridge processor due to the architectural improvements. Overall performance is similar to a Core i3-3110M with a higher TDP of 35 W.

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 offers 16 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 350 MHz up to 1200 MHz with Turbo Boost, delivering a performance comparable with an AMD Radeon HD 6620G.

The ULV-CPUs are rated at a TDP of 17 W including graphics card and memory controller.  Therefore, the CPU is suited for small laptops and ultrabooks.

SeriesIntel Core i5
CodenameIvy Bridge
Clock Rate1900 - 2900 MHz
Level 1 Cache128 KB
Level 2 Cache512 KB
Level 3 Cache3072 KB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 4
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)17 Watt
Manufacturing Technology22 nm
Max. Temperature105 °C
SocketBGA1023
FeaturesHD Graphics 4000 (650-1200MHz), Turbo Boost 2.0, Hyper-Threading, Virtualization VT-x, AES, Intel 64, Anti-Theft, My WiFi, Idle States, Enhanced SpeedStep, Thermal Monitorin, Execute Disable Bit
64 Bit64 Bit support
Hardware VirtualizationVT-x, VT-d
Announcement Date01/01/2013
Product Link (external)Intel Core i5 3437U

CPU Benchmarks

Octane V2: Total Score
0% 100%
min: 6262     avg: 6262 (26.15%)     max: 6262 Points
Cinebench R15: CPU Single 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 100     avg: 101 (47.7%)     max: 102 Points
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 209     avg: 224 (14.32%)     max: 239 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1: Total Score
0% 100%
min: 5433.8     avg: 5433.8 (92.89%)     max: 5433.8 ms*
Geekbench 3: 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
0% 100%
min: 4861     avg: 4965 (38.68%)     max: 5069 Points
Geekbench 3: 32 Bit Single-Core Score
0% 100%
min: 2333     avg: 2395 (68.31%)     max: 2457 Points
3DMark (2013): Fire Strike Standard Physics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 2833     avg: 3332.5 (19.3%)     max: 3622 Points
3DMark (2013): Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 2350     avg: 2471.4 (21.48%)     max: 2604 Points
3DMark (2013): Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 25548     avg: 25549 (53.62%)     max: 25550 Points
3DMark (2013): Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 22743     avg: 27673.8 (51.12%)     max: 31645 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Stream
0% 100%
min: 4545     avg: 4545 (49.73%)     max: 4545 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Memory
0% 100%
min: 4570     avg: 4570 (53.25%)     max: 4570 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Floating Point
0% 100%
min: 5903     avg: 5903 (35.49%)     max: 5903 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Integer
0% 100%
min: 5317     avg: 5317 (39.81%)     max: 5317 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Total Score
0% 100%
min: 5295     avg: 5295 (42.02%)     max: 5295 Points
Sunspider:
0% 100%
min: 121.8     avg: 121.8 (96.97%)     max: 121.8 ms*
TrueCrypt: Serpent Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.139     avg: 0.1 (7.12%)     max: 0.141 GB/s
TrueCrypt: Twofish Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.233     avg: 0.2 (13.23%)     max: 0.241 GB/s
TrueCrypt: AES Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 1.2     avg: 1.3 (14.07%)     max: 1.3 GB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0: Pass 2
0% 100%
min: 15.07     avg: 15.2 (16.03%)     max: 15.43 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0: Pass 1
0% 100%
min: 79.68     avg: 80.4 (42.78%)     max: 81.05 fps
WinRAR: Result
0% 100%
min: 3.518     avg: 1604.3 (22.06%)     max: 3205 KB/s
wPrime 2.0x: 1024m
0% 100%
min: 635.902     avg: 640.6 (93.87%)     max: 644.03 seconds*
wPrime 2.0x: 32m
0% 100%
min: 19.959     avg: 20.5 (96.77%)     max: 21.002 seconds*
3DMark 11: Performance Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 2758     avg: 2961.8 (22.41%)     max: 3135 points
3DMark Vantage: P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 8750     avg: 8831 (22.09%)     max: 8873 Points
3DMark 06 - CPU:
0% 100%
min: 3330     avg: 3383.3 (36.8%)     max: 3407 Points
Cinebench R11.5: CPU Single 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 1.19     avg: 1.2 (41.43%)     max: 1.2 Points
Cinebench R11.5: CPU Multi 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 2.66     avg: 2.7 (14.14%)     max: 2.69 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 4713     avg: 4887 (19.64%)     max: 5027 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 9939     avg: 10022.7 (26.15%)     max: 10160 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 3953     avg: 3966 (58.67%)     max: 3973 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 8255     avg: 8268 (23.78%)     max: 8280 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M:
0% 100%
min: 13     avg: 13.6 (98.98%)     max: 14.126 Seconds*
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M:
0% 100%
min: 30.861     avg: 31.1 (99.56%)     max: 31.522 Seconds*
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M:
0% 100%
min: 701.63     avg: 715.6 (96.88%)     max: 727.089 Seconds*
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS):
0% 100%
min: 54120     avg: 54120 (25.68%)     max: 54120 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS):
0% 100%
min: 33100     avg: 33100 (25.39%)     max: 33100 MFLOPS
- Range of benchmarks for this CPU
- Average benchmark score

Cinebench R10 in comparison
Intel Atom Z670 (min)
691 
...
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9000
8059.4 
Intel Core i5 2430M
8074.9 
AMD Phenom II X4 (Desktop) 905e
8241 
Intel Core i5 3437U
8268 
Intel Core i5 4300U
8287.6 
Intel Core i7 4600U
8373.7 
Intel Core i5 2450M
8506.8 
...
Intel Xeon (Desktop) E5-2697 v2 (max)
34776 

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Other CPUs of the series Intel Core i5

» Intel Core i5 4340M
   2.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4210H
   2.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4330M
   2.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4200H
   2.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4308U
   2.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4310M
   2.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4400E
   2.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4300M
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4210M
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4288U
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4278U
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 3380M
   2.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 3360M
   2.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4200M
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 3340M
   2.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 3320M
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4258U
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 3230M
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 3210M
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 2540M
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4310U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4360U
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4300U
   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4350U
   1.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 2520M
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 2450M
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 580M
   2.67 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 2435M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 2430M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 2415M
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 2410M
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 3437U
   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 560M
   2.67 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4210U
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4260U
   1.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 3427U
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4402E
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4200U
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4250U
   1.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 480M
   2.67 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 540M
   2.53 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 460M
   2.53 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 3337U
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 520M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 450M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 3317U
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 430M
   2.26 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4300Y
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4302Y
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 2557M
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 3439Y
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4202Y
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4220Y
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4210Y
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 2467M
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 3339Y
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4200Y
   1.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 2537M
   1.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 560UM
   1.33 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 470UM
   1.33 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 540UM
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 520UM
   1.06 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 430UM
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB

Surrounding CPUs

- Intel Core i3 4100E
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core i3 3130M
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core i5 2415M
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core i5 2410M
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core i3 3120M
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 3437U
   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
+ Intel Core i3 3110M
   2.4 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core i5 560M
   2.67 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core i7 720QM
   1.6 GHz / 1024 KB + 6144 KB
+ Intel Core i5 4210U
   1.7 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core i5 4260U
   1.4 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2012-11-30)