Intel Core i5-3360M vs Intel Core i5-3230M vs Intel Core i5-3437U

Intel Core i5-3360M

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The Intel Core i5-3360M is a fast dual-core processor for laptops based on the Ivy Bridge architecture. 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 2.8 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.3 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.5 GHz (for 1 active core). As its Sandy-Bridge-based predecessor Core i5-2540M, 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 i5-3360M is slightly above a similarly clocked Sandy Bridge processor due to the architectural improvements. As a result, overall performance is about 5 % above the old i7-2640M.

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 offers 16 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 650 MHz up to 1200 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it one of the faster variants.

Just like most other Ivy Bridge dual-cores, the i5-3360M is rated at a TDP of 35 W. Therefore, even smaller laptops can use the Core i5.

Intel Core i5-3230M

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The Intel Core i5-3230M is a fast dual-core processor for laptops based on the Ivy Bridge architecture. 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 2.6 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.0 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.2 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 i5-3230M is slightly above a similarly clocked Sandy Bridge processor due to the architectural improvements. As a result, overall performance is similar to the old i7-2620M.

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 offers 16 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 650 MHz up to 1150 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it one of the faster variants.

Just like most other Ivy Bridge dual-cores, the i5-3230M is rated at a TDP of 35 W. Therefore, even smaller laptops can use the Core i5.

Intel Core i5-3437U

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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.

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: Core i5 Ivy Bridge
Intel Core i5-3380M2900 - 3600 MHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i5-3360M2800 - 3500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-3340M2700 - 3400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-3320M2600 - 3300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-3230M2600 - 3200 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-3210M2500 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-3437U1900 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-3427U1800 - 2800 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-3337U1800 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-3317U1700 - 2600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-3439Y1500 - 2300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-3339Y1500 - 2000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-3380M2900 - 3600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-3360M2800 - 3500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-3340M2700 - 3400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-3320M2600 - 3300 MHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i5-3230M2600 - 3200 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-3210M2500 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-3437U1900 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-3427U1800 - 2800 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-3337U1800 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-3317U1700 - 2600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-3439Y1500 - 2300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-3339Y1500 - 2000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-3380M2900 - 3600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-3360M2800 - 3500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-3340M2700 - 3400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-3320M2600 - 3300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-3230M2600 - 3200 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-3210M2500 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i5-3437U1900 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-3427U1800 - 2800 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-3337U1800 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-3317U1700 - 2600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-3439Y1500 - 2300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-3339Y1500 - 2000 MHz2 / 43 MB
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Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
258 Points (6%)
min: 209     avg: 224     median: 224 (5%)     max: 239 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
105 Points (48%)
min: 100     avg: 101     median: 101 (46%)     max: 102 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 3.2     avg: 3.3     median: 3.3 (12%)     max: 3.3 Points
min: 2.85     avg: 3     median: 3 (11%)     max: 3.01 Points
min: 2.66     avg: 2.7     median: 2.7 (10%)     max: 2.69 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 1.29     avg: 1.4     median: 1.4 (57%)     max: 1.43 Points
min: 1.22     avg: 1.3     median: 1.3 (51%)     max: 1.33 Points
min: 1.19     avg: 1.2     median: 1.2 (49%)     max: 1.2 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 4303     avg: 4651.3     median: 4692 (51%)     max: 4765 Points
min: 4117     avg: 4254.1     median: 4268 (47%)     max: 4372 Points
min: 3953     avg: 3966     median: 3972 (43%)     max: 3973 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 9887     avg: 10110.6     median: 10140.5 (20%)     max: 10191 Points
min: 8888     avg: 9122.9     median: 9159 (18%)     max: 9251 Points
min: 8255     avg: 8268     median: 8269 (17%)     max: 8280 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 12217     avg: 12404.7     median: 12422 (16%)     max: 12624 Points
min: 9769     avg: 10806.6     median: 11039 (15%)     max: 11403 Points
min: 9939     avg: 10022.7     median: 9969 (13%)     max: 10160 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 5740     avg: 5903.5     median: 5911 (57%)     max: 6027 Points
min: 4544     avg: 5167.1     median: 5284 (51%)     max: 5573 Points
min: 4713     avg: 4887     median: 4921 (48%)     max: 5027 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 467.562     avg: 495.4     median: 505.5 (6%)     max: 517.624 seconds
min: 517.184     avg: 548.9     median: 556 (7%)     max: 566.592 seconds
min: 635.902     avg: 640.6     median: 641.8 (8%)     max: 644.03 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 14.773     avg: 16.7     median: 16.3 (3%)     max: 19.125 seconds
min: 16.407     avg: 17.5     median: 17.8 (4%)     max: 17.9 seconds
min: 19.959     avg: 20.5     median: 20.4 (4%)     max: 21.002 seconds
WinRAR - Result
min: 2630     avg: 3140.6     median: 3417 (40%)     max: 3524 KB/s
3219 KB/s (38%)
min: 3205     avg: 3361.5     median: 3361.5 (39%)     max: 3518 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 4.07     avg: 9.8     median: 6.5 (0%)     max: 18.68 fps
min: 5.9     avg: 11.5     median: 11.5 (0%)     max: 17.148 fps
min: 15.07     avg: 15.2     median: 15.2 (0%)     max: 15.43 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 32.52     avg: 55.2     median: 35.4 (13%)     max: 97.725 fps
min: 30.92     avg: 60.8     median: 60 (22%)     max: 92.265 fps
min: 79.68     avg: 80.4     median: 80.5 (30%)     max: 81.05 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
min: 0.14     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (9%)     max: 0.172 GB/s
min: 0.15     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (8%)     max: 0.156 GB/s
min: 0.139     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (7%)     max: 0.141 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
min: 0.24     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (10%)     max: 0.294 GB/s
min: 0.261     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (9%)     max: 0.267 GB/s
min: 0.233     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (8%)     max: 0.241 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
min: 1.3     avg: 1.6     median: 1.6 (8%)     max: 1.6 GB/s
1.5 GB/s (8%)
min: 1.2     avg: 1.3     median: 1.3 (7%)     max: 1.3 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 3848     avg: 3974.5     median: 3994.5 (28%)     max: 4041 Points
min: 3520     avg: 3702.9     median: 3760 (26%)     max: 3787 Points
min: 3330     avg: 3383.3     median: 3398 (24%)     max: 3407 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 11     avg: 11.4     median: 11 (2%)     max: 13.135 Seconds
min: 12     avg: 12.3     median: 12 (3%)     max: 13.063 Seconds
min: 13     avg: 13.6     median: 13.8 (3%)     max: 14.126 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 25     avg: 26     median: 26 (1%)     max: 27.362 Seconds
min: 27     avg: 28.5     median: 29 (1%)     max: 29.017 Seconds
min: 30.861     avg: 31.1     median: 31 (1%)     max: 31.522 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 583     avg: 599.5     median: 599 (3%)     max: 625.795 Seconds
min: 630     avg: 661.9     median: 671.3 (3%)     max: 675 Seconds
min: 701.63     avg: 715.6     median: 718 (3%)     max: 727.089 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
min: 54510     avg: 61935     median: 65030 (31%)     max: 66000 MIPS
min: 50319     avg: 53262.7     median: 50319 (24%)     max: 59150 MIPS
54120 MIPS (26%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
min: 40000     avg: 40882.5     median: 40775 (31%)     max: 41740 MFLOPS
min: 36730     avg: 37802.7     median: 38339 (29%)     max: 38339 MFLOPS
33100 MFLOPS (25%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
min: 7     avg: 7.2     median: 7.2 (92%)     max: 7.2 points
7.1 points (91%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 10382     avg: 10794.1     median: 10792 (18%)     max: 11280 Points
min: 9458     avg: 9887.5     median: 9992.5 (17%)     max: 10237 Points
min: 8750     avg: 8831     median: 8870 (15%)     max: 8873 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 3251     avg: 3874.8     median: 3968 (21%)     max: 4292 points
min: 1694     avg: 3178.4     median: 3310 (18%)     max: 3731 points
min: 2758     avg: 2961.8     median: 2977 (16%)     max: 3135 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 24772     avg: 32399.2     median: 34136.5 (22%)     max: 36552 Points
min: 13597     avg: 29678.4     median: 32702 (21%)     max: 36500 Points
min: 22743     avg: 27673.8     median: 27293 (18%)     max: 31645 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 25548     avg: 25549     median: 25549 (30%)     max: 25550 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 2789     avg: 3023.5     median: 3008.5 (8%)     max: 3288 Points
min: 1551     avg: 2681     median: 2879 (7%)     max: 2960 Points
min: 2350     avg: 2471.4     median: 2491 (6%)     max: 2604 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 3903     avg: 4331.5     median: 4386.5 (16%)     max: 4650 Points
min: 2035     avg: 3522.2     median: 3818 (14%)     max: 4180 Points
min: 2833     avg: 3332.5     median: 3437.5 (13%)     max: 3622 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
4545 Points (37%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
4570 Points (41%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
5903 Points (17%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
5317 Points (16%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
5295 Points (20%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 4861     avg: 4965     median: 4965 (16%)     max: 5069 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 2333     avg: 2395     median: 2395 (50%)     max: 2457 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
5433.8 ms (9%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
121.8 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
6262 Points (13%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-3360M → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-3230M → 99%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-3437U → 98%

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Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2017-09-11)