Intel Core i5-3427U vs Intel Core i5-3320M vs Intel Core i5-3437U

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 i5-3437U

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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.

Intel Core i5-3427UIntel Core i5-3320MIntel Core i5-3437U
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, VirtualizationHD 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
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 4000 (350 - 1150 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4000 (650 - 1200 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4000 (650 - 1200 MHz)
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Intel Core i5 3427UIntel Core i5 3320MIntel Core i5 3437U

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 209     avg: 224     median: 224 (5%)     max: 239 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 100     avg: 101     median: 101 (46%)     max: 102 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: 2.66     avg: 2.7     median: 2.7 (7%)     max: 2.69 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: 1.19     avg: 1.2     median: 1.2 (48%)     max: 1.2 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: 3953     avg: 3966     median: 3972 (41%)     max: 3973 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: 8255     avg: 8268     median: 8269 (14%)     max: 8280 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: 9939     avg: 10023     median: 9969 (13%)     max: 10160 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: 4713     avg: 4887     median: 4921 (46%)     max: 5027 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: 635.902     avg: 641     median: 641.8 (8%)     max: 644.03 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: 19.959     avg: 20.5     median: 20.4 (4%)     max: 21.002 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: 3205     avg: 3362     median: 3361.5 (39%)     max: 3518 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: 15.07     avg: 15.2     median: 15.2 (10%)     max: 15.43 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: 79.68     avg: 80.4     median: 80.5 (29%)     max: 81.05 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: 0.139     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (7%)     max: 0.141 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: 0.233     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (7%)     max: 0.241 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: 1.2     avg: 1.3     median: 1.3 (7%)     max: 1.3 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: 3330     avg: 3383     median: 3398 (23%)     max: 3407 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: 13     avg: 13.6     median: 13.8 (3%)     max: 14.126 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: 30.861     avg: 31.1     median: 31 (1%)     max: 31.522 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: 701.63     avg: 716     median: 718 (3%)     max: 727.089 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
54120 MIPS (26%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
min: 31400     avg: 31997     median: 31750 (24%)     max: 32840 MFLOPS
min: 37700     avg: 38286     median: 37920 (29%)     max: 39380 MFLOPS
33100 MFLOPS (25%)
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: 8750     avg: 8831     median: 8870 (12%)     max: 8873 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: 2758     avg: 2962     median: 2977 (15%)     max: 3135 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: 22743     avg: 27674     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: 1110     avg: 1809     median: 1809 (5%)     max: 2508 Points
min: 2720     avg: 2721     median: 2721 (7%)     max: 2722 Points
min: 2350     avg: 2471     median: 2491 (6%)     max: 2604 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: 2833     avg: 3333     median: 3437.5 (12%)     max: 3622 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
6719 Points (54%)
4545 Points (37%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
6121 Points (55%)
4570 Points (41%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
5799 Points (11%)
5903 Points (12%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
5197 Points (10%)
5317 Points (11%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
5744 Points (15%)
5295 Points (14%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 4861     avg: 4965     median: 4965 (9%)     max: 5069 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 2333     avg: 2395     median: 2395 (49%)     max: 2457 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
5434 ms (9%)
Sunspider - 0.9.1 Total Score *
225 ms (2%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
122 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
6262 Points (12%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-3427U → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-3320M → 118%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-3437U → 104%

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