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Intel Core i5-3439Y vs Intel Core i5-3210M vs Intel Core i5-3437U

Intel Core i5-3439Y

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The Intel Core i5-3439Y is an ULV-processor for ultrabooks and tablets 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 1.5 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 2.1 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 2.3 GHz (for 1 active core). As other dual core Core i5, 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 i5-3439Y is limited by the very low TDP. Therefore, the maximum turbo clocks are rarely achieved. Overall, the 3439Y should be a bit faster than the Core i3-3217U.

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 offers 16 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 350 MHz up to 850 MHz with Turbo Boost, delivering a performance comparable with an AMD Radeon HD 6520G.

The 3439Y is rated at a TDP of 13 W including graphics card and memory controller. If necessary, the TDP can be set to an even lower value of 10 W (cTDP Down). Therefore, the CPU is suited for tablets and ultrabooks.

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.

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.

ModelIntel Core i5-3439YIntel Core i5-3210MIntel Core i5-3437U
SeriesIntel Core i5Intel Core i5Intel Core i5
CodenameIvy BridgeIvy BridgeIvy Bridge
Series: Core i5 Ivy Bridge
Intel Core i5-3380M2.9 - 3.6 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-3360M2.8 - 3.5 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-3340M2.7 - 3.4 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-3320M2.6 - 3.3 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-3230M2.6 - 3.2 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-3210M2.5 - 3.1 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-3437U1.9 - 2.9 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-3427U1.8 - 2.8 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-3337U1.8 - 2.7 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-3317U1.7 - 2.6 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-3439Y « 1.5 - 2.3 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-3339Y1.5 - 2 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-3380M2.9 - 3.6 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-3360M2.8 - 3.5 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-3340M2.7 - 3.4 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-3320M2.6 - 3.3 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-3230M2.6 - 3.2 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-3210M « 2.5 - 3.1 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-3437U1.9 - 2.9 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-3427U1.8 - 2.8 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-3337U1.8 - 2.7 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-3317U1.7 - 2.6 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-3439Y1.5 - 2.3 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-3339Y1.5 - 2 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-3380M2.9 - 3.6 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-3360M2.8 - 3.5 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-3340M2.7 - 3.4 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-3320M2.6 - 3.3 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-3230M2.6 - 3.2 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-3210M2.5 - 3.1 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-3437U « 1.9 - 2.9 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-3427U1.8 - 2.8 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-3337U1.8 - 2.7 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-3317U1.7 - 2.6 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-3439Y1.5 - 2.3 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-3339Y1.5 - 2 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Clock1500 - 2300 MHz2500 - 3100 MHz1900 - 2900 MHz
L1 Cache128 KB128 KB128 KB
L2 Cache512 KB512 KB512 KB
L3 Cache3 MB3 MB3 MB
Cores / Threads2 / 42 / 42 / 4
TDP13 Watt35 Watt17 Watt
Technology22 nm22 nm22 nm
max. Temp.105 °C105 °C105 °C
SocketBGAFCPGA988BGA1023
FeaturesTurbo Boost 2.0, Hyper-Threading, Virtualization VT-x, VT-d, Trusted Execution, AES, Intel 64, Anti-Theft, My WiFi, Idle States, Enhanced SpeedStep, Thermal Monitorin, Execute Disable BitHD Graphics 4000 (650-1100MHz), 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 - 850 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4000 (650 - 1100 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4000 (650 - 1200 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
Announced
Manufacturerark.intel.comark.intel.comark.intel.com
$225 U.S.

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
1 3437U +
min: 209     avg: 224     median: 224 (1%)     max: 239 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 3437U +
min: 100     avg: 101     median: 101 (30%)     max: 102 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
1 3210M +
min: 2.42     avg: 2.9     median: 2.9 (4%)     max: 2.91 Points
93%
1 3437U +
min: 2.66     avg: 2.7     median: 2.7 (3%)     max: 2.69 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 3210M +
min: 0.97     avg: 1.2     median: 1.3 (31%)     max: 1.28 Points
95%
1 3437U +
min: 1.19     avg: 1.2     median: 1.2 (30%)     max: 1.2 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
100%
1 3210M +
min: 3826     avg: 4163     median: 4168.5 (25%)     max: 4287 Points
95%
1 3437U +
min: 3953     avg: 3966     median: 3972 (24%)     max: 3973 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
100%
1 3210M +
min: 8605     avg: 8899     median: 8936 (6%)     max: 9046 Points
93%
1 3437U +
min: 8255     avg: 8268     median: 8269 (6%)     max: 8280 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
100%
1 3210M +
min: 8914     avg: 10834     median: 10977.5 (8%)     max: 11195 Points
91%
1 3437U +
min: 9939     avg: 10023     median: 9969 (7%)     max: 10160 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
100%
1 3210M +
min: 4168     avg: 5215     median: 5265 (6%)     max: 5389 Points
93%
1 3437U +
min: 4713     avg: 4887     median: 4921 (6%)     max: 5027 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
100%
1 3210M +
min: 533     avg: 586     median: 578.5 (7%)     max: 755 s
99%
1 3437U +
min: 636     avg: 641     median: 642 (8%)     max: 644 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
100%
1 3210M +
min: 16.8     avg: 19.2     median: 18.6 (4%)     max: 32.93 s
100%
1 3437U +
min: 19.96     avg: 20.5     median: 20.4 (4%)     max: 21 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
100%
1 3210M +
min: 2301     avg: 2453     median: 2486 (4%)     max: 2544 Points
135%
1 3437U +
min: 3205     avg: 3362     median: 3361.5 (5%)     max: 3518 Points
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
100%
1 3210M +
min: 16.21     avg: 16.4     median: 16.4 (6%)     max: 16.59 fps
93%
1 3437U +
min: 15.07     avg: 15.2     median: 15.2 (5%)     max: 15.43 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
100%
1 3210M +
min: 85     avg: 87     median: 86.6 (20%)     max: 90 fps
93%
1 3437U +
min: 79.7     avg: 80.4     median: 80.4 (19%)     max: 81.1 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
100%
1 3210M +
min: 0.136     avg: 0.1     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.151 GB/s
93%
1 3437U +
min: 0.139     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (0%)     max: 0.141 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
100%
1 3210M +
min: 0.213     avg: 0.2     median: 0.3 (4%)     max: 0.259 GB/s
94%
1 3437U +
min: 0.233     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (4%)     max: 0.241 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
100%
1 3210M +
min: 1.3     avg: 1.4     median: 1.4 (4%)     max: 1.4 GB/s
93%
1 3437U +
min: 1.2     avg: 1.3     median: 1.3 (3%)     max: 1.3 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
1 3210M +
min: 3044     avg: 3523     median: 3553 (8%)     max: 3679 Points
96%
1 3437U +
min: 3330     avg: 3383     median: 3398 (7%)     max: 3407 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
1 3210M +
min: 12     avg: 12.7     median: 12.7 (3%)     max: 14.1 s
100%
1 3437U +
min: 13     avg: 13.6     median: 13.8 (3%)     max: 14.13 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
1 3210M +
min: 28     avg: 29.1     median: 29 (1%)     max: 31.05 s
100%
1 3437U +
min: 30.86     avg: 31.1     median: 31 (1%)     max: 31.52 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
1 3210M +
min: 648     avg: 675     median: 674 (3%)     max: 735 s
100%
1 3437U +
min: 702     avg: 716     median: 718 (3%)     max: 727 s
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
100%
1 3210M +
min: 57.1     avg: 45909     median: 49310 (23%)     max: 57900 MIPS
110%
1 3437U +
54120 MIPS (26%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
100%
1 3210M +
min: 36.75     avg: 32843     median: 36410 (28%)     max: 36760 MFLOPS
91%
1 3437U +
33100 MFLOPS (25%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
100%
1 3210M +
min: 6.9     avg: 7.1     median: 7.1 (91%)     max: 7.1 Points
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
100%
1 3210M +
min: 4195     avg: 9352     median: 9673 (8%)     max: 10001 Points
92%
1 3437U +
min: 8750     avg: 8831     median: 8870 (8%)     max: 8873 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
100%
1 3210M +
min: 1676     avg: 3612     median: 3651 (10%)     max: 4129 Points
82%
1 3437U +
min: 2758     avg: 2962     median: 2977 (8%)     max: 3135 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
100%
1 3210M +
min: 12328     avg: 27990     median: 29048 (24%)     max: 35036 Points
94%
1 3437U +
min: 22743     avg: 27674     median: 27293 (22%)     max: 31645 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
100%
1 3437U +
min: 25548     avg: 25549     median: 25549 (21%)     max: 25550 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
100%
1 3210M +
min: 2596     avg: 2787     median: 2808.5 (7%)     max: 2888 Points
89%
1 3437U +
min: 2350     avg: 2471     median: 2491 (6%)     max: 2604 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
100%
1 3210M +
min: 3802     avg: 3965     median: 3986.5 (7%)     max: 4136 Points
86%
1 3437U +
min: 2833     avg: 3333     median: 3437.5 (6%)     max: 3622 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 3437U +
min: 4861     avg: 4965     median: 4965 (9%)     max: 5069 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 3437U +
min: 2333     avg: 2395     median: 2395 (47%)     max: 2457 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
100%
1 3210M +
5255 Points (42%)
86%
1 3437U +
4545 Points (37%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
100%
1 3210M +
5219 Points (47%)
88%
1 3437U +
4570 Points (41%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
100%
1 3210M +
6294 Points (12%)
94%
1 3437U +
5903 Points (12%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
100%
1 3210M +
5788 Points (12%)
92%
1 3437U +
5317 Points (11%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
100%
1 3210M +
5797 Points (15%)
91%
1 3437U +
5295 Points (14%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
100%
1 3437U +
5434 ms (6%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 3437U +
121.8 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
100%
1 3437U +
6262 Points (5%)

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