Intel Core i5-3427U vs Intel Core i5-3320M vs Intel Core i5-3337U

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 i5-3337U

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The Intel Core i5-3337U 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 1.8 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 2.5 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 2.7 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 i5-3337U is slightly above a similarly clocked Sandy Bridge processor due to some 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 1100 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 i5-3427UIntel Core i5-3320MIntel Core i5-3337U
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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Turbo Boost 2.0, Hyper-Threading, Virtualization VT-x, AES, Intel 64, Anti-Theft, My WiFi, Idle States, Enhanced SpeedStep, Thermal Monitorin, Execute Disable BitHD Graphics 4000 (650-1200MHz), DDR3-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, Quick Sync, VirtualizationTurbo Boost 2.0, Hyper-Threading, Virtualization VT-x, AES, Intel 64, Anti-Theft, My WiFi, Idle States, Enhanced SpeedStep, Thermal Monitorin, Execute Disable Bit
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Intel Core i5 3427UIntel Core i5 3320MIntel Core i5 3337U

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 187     avg: 211     median: 222 (5%)     max: 224 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 75     avg: 88.3     median: 95 (44%)     max: 95 Points
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: 1.82     avg: 2.4     median: 2.5 (6%)     max: 2.52 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: 0.86     avg: 1.1     median: 1.1 (44%)     max: 1.12 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: 2829     avg: 3586     median: 3659 (38%)     max: 3742 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: 6498     avg: 7460     median: 7678 (13%)     max: 7885 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: 7873     avg: 9381     median: 9436 (12%)     max: 9741 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: 4287     avg: 4610     median: 4634 (43%)     max: 4747 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: 642.344     avg: 698     median: 697.5 (8%)     max: 739.176 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: 20.31     avg: 22.1     median: 22.2 (4%)     max: 23.023 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: 2239     avg: 2743     median: 2378 (28%)     max: 3607 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: 4.98     avg: 13     median: 14.2 (9%)     max: 14.26 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: 22.66     avg: 69.9     median: 76.6 (27%)     max: 78.01 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: 0.11     avg: 0.2     median: 0.1 (7%)     max: 0.984 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: 0.174     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (7%)     max: 0.223 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: 0.21     avg: 1.1     median: 1.2 (6%)     max: 1.2 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: 1526     avg: 3010     median: 3145 (21%)     max: 3179 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: 14     avg: 14.6     median: 14.4 (3%)     max: 16.959 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: 30.033     avg: 32.7     median: 32.2 (1%)     max: 37.584 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: 735.335     avg: 773     median: 762.4 (3%)     max: 932 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: 37880     avg: 44754     median: 43650 (21%)     max: 49600 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: 29700     avg: 31133     median: 31490 (24%)     max: 31820 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
6.9 points (88%)
min: 7.1     avg: 7.2     median: 7.2 (92%)     max: 7.2 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: 4142     avg: 8016     median: 8461.5 (12%)     max: 8808 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: 2682     avg: 3000     median: 2965.5 (14%)     max: 3398 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: 13018     avg: 25587     median: 26588 (17%)     max: 30801 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 27007     avg: 27385     median: 27384.5 (33%)     max: 27762 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: 1126     avg: 2271     median: 2366 (6%)     max: 2489 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: 1568     avg: 3147     median: 3346 (11%)     max: 3523 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
6719 Points (54%)
min: 4454     avg: 6289     median: 6774.5 (55%)     max: 7154 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
6121 Points (55%)
min: 3131     avg: 5375     median: 6017.5 (55%)     max: 6335 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
5799 Points (11%)
min: 4976     avg: 5416     median: 5510.5 (11%)     max: 5667 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
5197 Points (10%)
min: 4809     avg: 4913     median: 4938 (10%)     max: 4966 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
5744 Points (15%)
min: 4732     avg: 5368     median: 5519.5 (14%)     max: 5702 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 4553     avg: 4750     median: 4749.5 (8%)     max: 4946 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 1892     avg: 2188     median: 2188 (45%)     max: 2484 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 3636.2     avg: 4576     median: 4576.4 (8%)     max: 5516.5 ms
Sunspider - 0.9.1 Total Score *
225 ms (2%)
170 ms (2%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
193 ms (2%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
8452 Points (16%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-3427U → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-3320M → 118%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-3337U → 101%

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