Intel Core i5-3427U vs Intel Core i5-3320M vs Intel Core i5-3210M

Intel Core i5-3427U

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The Intel Core i5-3427U is an ULV-processor for laptops based on the Ivy Bridge architecture released in Q2 2012. 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 1.8 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 2.6 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 2.8 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 i5-3427U isslightly above a similarly clocked Sandy Bridge processor due to the architectural improvements. Therefore, overall performance is similar to the former Core i7-2677M or a Core i3-2330M.

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 offers 16 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 350 MHz up to 1150 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.

Intel Core i5-3320M

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The Intel Core i5-3320M 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 3.1 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.3 GHz (for 1 active core). As its Sandy-Bridge-based predecessor Core i5-2520M, 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 i5-3320M is slightly above a similarly clocked Sandy Bridge processor due to the architectural improvements. As a result, overall performance is similar to the old i7-2640M.

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 i5-3320M is rated at a TDP of 35 W. Therefore, even smaller laptops can use the Core i5.

Intel Core i5-3210M

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The Intel Core i5-3210M 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 2.5 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 2.9 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.1 GHz (for 1 active core). Turbo-clocks are not confirmed yet. 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 i5-3210M 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 1100 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it one of the faster variants.

Just like most other Ivy Bridge dual-cores, the i5-3210M is rated at a TDP of 35 W. Therefore, even smaller laptops can use the Core i5.

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Intel Core i5Intel Core i5Intel Core i5
Ivy BridgeIvy BridgeIvy Bridge
: 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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Intel Core i5 3427UIntel Core i5 3320MIntel Core i5 3210M

Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 1.47     avg: 2.4     median: 2.5 (7%)     max: 2.61 Points
min: 3.04     avg: 3.1     median: 3.1 (8%)     max: 3.1 Points
min: 2.42     avg: 2.9     median: 2.9 (7%)     max: 2.91 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 0.51     avg: 1     median: 1.1 (46%)     max: 1.16 Points
min: 1.31     avg: 1.3     median: 1.3 (54%)     max: 1.35 Points
min: 0.97     avg: 1.2     median: 1.3 (51%)     max: 1.28 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 1156     avg: 3280     median: 3722.5 (38%)     max: 3872 Points
min: 4292     avg: 4407     median: 4415.5 (45%)     max: 4465 Points
min: 3826     avg: 4163     median: 4168.5 (43%)     max: 4287 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 5065     avg: 7459     median: 7900 (13%)     max: 8021 Points
min: 9473     avg: 9554     median: 9550 (16%)     max: 9683 Points
min: 8605     avg: 8899     median: 8936 (15%)     max: 9046 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 5969     avg: 8922     median: 9620.5 (13%)     max: 9947 Points
min: 11505     avg: 11699     median: 11667 (15%)     max: 11913 Points
min: 8914     avg: 10834     median: 10977.5 (14%)     max: 11195 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 2290     avg: 4335     median: 4733 (44%)     max: 4858 Points
min: 5380     avg: 5561     median: 5588 (52%)     max: 5646 Points
min: 4168     avg: 5215     median: 5265 (49%)     max: 5389 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 595     avg: 632     median: 631.2 (7%)     max: 664.585 seconds
min: 499.22     avg: 537     median: 539.8 (6%)     max: 556.722 seconds
min: 532.7     avg: 586     median: 578.6 (7%)     max: 754.7 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 19     avg: 19.9     median: 19.9 (4%)     max: 20.972 seconds
min: 15.85     avg: 17.6     median: 17.4 (3%)     max: 20.904 seconds
min: 16.8     avg: 19.2     median: 18.6 (4%)     max: 32.928 seconds
WinRAR - Result
min: 2293     avg: 2303     median: 2302.5 (27%)     max: 2312 KB/s
min: 2522     avg: 2915     median: 2707 (32%)     max: 3361 KB/s
min: 2301     avg: 2453     median: 2486 (29%)     max: 2544 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 14.82     avg: 14.9     median: 14.9 (9%)     max: 15 fps
min: 16.9     avg: 17.5     median: 17.5 (11%)     max: 17.74 fps
min: 16.21     avg: 16.4     median: 16.4 (10%)     max: 16.595 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 80     avg: 80.7     median: 80.7 (29%)     max: 81.31 fps
min: 86.8     avg: 91     median: 90.9 (32%)     max: 94 fps
min: 85.01     avg: 87     median: 86.6 (31%)     max: 90 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
min: 0.132     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (7%)     max: 0.135 GB/s
min: 0.157227     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (8%)     max: 0.161 GB/s
min: 0.136     avg: 0.1     median: 0.2 (8%)     max: 0.151 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
min: 0.221     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (7%)     max: 0.231 GB/s
min: 0.267     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (9%)     max: 0.276 GB/s
min: 0.213     avg: 0.2     median: 0.3 (8%)     max: 0.259 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
min: 1.2     avg: 1.3     median: 1.3 (7%)     max: 1.3 GB/s
min: 0.298828     avg: 1.4     median: 1.5 (8%)     max: 1.5 GB/s
min: 1.3     avg: 1.4     median: 1.4 (7%)     max: 1.4 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 1953     avg: 3016     median: 3179.5 (21%)     max: 3308 Points
min: 3727     avg: 3770     median: 3767 (25%)     max: 3808 Points
min: 3044     avg: 3523     median: 3553 (24%)     max: 3679 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 13     avg: 13.8     median: 14 (3%)     max: 14.1 Seconds
min: 11     avg: 13.2     median: 11.9 (3%)     max: 28.845 Seconds
min: 12     avg: 12.7     median: 12.7 (3%)     max: 14.095 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 30     avg: 31.6     median: 32 (1%)     max: 32.167 Seconds
min: 26     avg: 30     median: 27 (1%)     max: 58.781 Seconds
min: 28     avg: 29.1     median: 29 (1%)     max: 31.049 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 726.606     avg: 754     median: 740 (3%)     max: 799 Seconds
min: 611     avg: 678     median: 636 (3%)     max: 1122.17 Seconds
min: 648     avg: 675     median: 673.5 (3%)     max: 735.494 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
min: 45000     avg: 49710     median: 51990 (25%)     max: 52140 MIPS
min: 53130     avg: 57674     median: 57480 (27%)     max: 62610 MIPS
min: 57.1     avg: 45909     median: 49310 (23%)     max: 57900 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
min: 31400     avg: 31997     median: 31750 (24%)     max: 32840 MFLOPS
min: 37700     avg: 38286     median: 37920 (29%)     max: 39380 MFLOPS
min: 36.75     avg: 32843     median: 36410 (28%)     max: 36760 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
6.9 points (88%)
min: 7.1     avg: 7.2     median: 7.2 (92%)     max: 7.2 points
min: 6.9     avg: 7.1     median: 7.1 (91%)     max: 7.1 points
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 6612     avg: 8439     median: 8748 (12%)     max: 8977 Points
min: 9831     avg: 10105     median: 10094.5 (14%)     max: 10559 Points
min: 4195     avg: 9352     median: 9673 (14%)     max: 10001 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 2521     avg: 3041     median: 3065 (15%)     max: 3407 points
min: 3138     avg: 3571     median: 3501 (17%)     max: 4041 points
min: 1676     avg: 3612     median: 3651 (18%)     max: 4129 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 9077     avg: 18768     median: 18767.5 (12%)     max: 28458 Points
min: 24617     avg: 27316     median: 27316 (18%)     max: 30015 Points
min: 12328     avg: 27990     median: 29048 (19%)     max: 35036 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 1110     avg: 1809     median: 1809 (5%)     max: 2508 Points
min: 2720     avg: 2721     median: 2721 (7%)     max: 2722 Points
min: 2596     avg: 2787     median: 2808.5 (7%)     max: 2888 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 1645     avg: 2580     median: 2579.5 (9%)     max: 3514 Points
min: 4040     avg: 4064     median: 4063.5 (14%)     max: 4087 Points
min: 3802     avg: 3965     median: 3986.5 (14%)     max: 4136 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
6719 Points (54%)
5255 Points (42%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
6121 Points (55%)
5219 Points (47%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
5799 Points (11%)
6294 Points (12%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
5197 Points (10%)
5788 Points (12%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
5744 Points (15%)
5797 Points (15%)
Sunspider - 0.9.1 Total Score *
225 ms (2%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-3427U → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-3320M → 118%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-3210M → 111%

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