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Intel Core i5-3439Y vs Intel Core i5-3230M vs Intel Core i5-3427U

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 i5-3230M

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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 i5-3427U

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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.

ModelIntel Core i5-3439YIntel Core i5-3230MIntel Core i5-3427U
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 i5-3230M « 2.6 - 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 i5-3439Y1.5 - 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 i5-3437U1.9 - 2.9 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-3427U « 1.8 - 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 MHz2600 - 3200 MHz1800 - 2800 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 (650-1150MHz), 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
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 4000 (350 - 850 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4000 (650 - 1100 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4000 (350 - 1150 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
Announced
Manufacturerark.intel.comark.intel.comark.intel.com
$225 U.S.$225 U.S.

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
1 3230M +
258 Points (2%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 3230M +
105 Points (32%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
1 3230M +
min: 2.85     avg: 3     median: 3 (4%)     max: 3.01 Points
85%
1 3427U +
min: 1.47     avg: 2.3     median: 2.5 (3%)     max: 2.61 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 3230M +
min: 1.22     avg: 1.3     median: 1.3 (31%)     max: 1.33 Points
90%
1 3427U +
min: 0.51     avg: 1     median: 1.1 (28%)     max: 1.16 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
100%
1 3230M +
min: 4117     avg: 4254     median: 4268 (26%)     max: 4372 Points
87%
1 3427U +
min: 1156     avg: 3280     median: 3722.5 (22%)     max: 3872 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
100%
1 3230M +
min: 8888     avg: 9123     median: 9159 (7%)     max: 9251 Points
86%
1 3427U +
min: 5065     avg: 7459     median: 7900 (6%)     max: 8021 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
100%
1 3230M +
min: 9769     avg: 10807     median: 11039 (8%)     max: 11403 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
100%
1 3230M +
min: 4544     avg: 5167     median: 5284 (6%)     max: 5573 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
100%
1 3230M +
min: 517     avg: 549     median: 556 (7%)     max: 567 s
99%
1 3427U +
min: 595     avg: 632     median: 631 (7%)     max: 665 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
100%
1 3230M +
min: 16.41     avg: 17.5     median: 17.8 (4%)     max: 17.9 s
100%
1 3427U +
min: 19     avg: 19.9     median: 19.9 (4%)     max: 20.97 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
100%
1 3230M +
3219 Points (5%)
72%
1 3427U +
min: 2293     avg: 2303     median: 2302.5 (4%)     max: 2312 Points
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
100%
1 3230M +
min: 5.9     avg: 11.5     median: 11.5 (4%)     max: 17.15 fps
130%
1 3427U +
min: 14.82     avg: 14.9     median: 14.9 (5%)     max: 15 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
100%
1 3230M +
min: 30.92     avg: 60.8     median: 60 (14%)     max: 92.3 fps
135%
1 3427U +
min: 80     avg: 80.7     median: 80.7 (19%)     max: 81.3 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
100%
1 3230M +
min: 0.15     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.156 GB/s
89%
1 3427U +
min: 0.132     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (0%)     max: 0.135 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
100%
1 3230M +
min: 0.261     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (5%)     max: 0.267 GB/s
87%
1 3427U +
min: 0.221     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (4%)     max: 0.231 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
100%
1 3230M +
1.5 GB/s (4%)
87%
1 3427U +
min: 1.2     avg: 1.3     median: 1.3 (3%)     max: 1.3 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
1 3230M +
min: 3520     avg: 3703     median: 3760 (8%)     max: 3787 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
1 3230M +
min: 12     avg: 12.3     median: 12 (3%)     max: 13.06 s
100%
1 3427U +
min: 13     avg: 13.8     median: 14 (3%)     max: 14.1 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
1 3230M +
min: 27     avg: 28.5     median: 29 (1%)     max: 29.02 s
100%
1 3427U +
min: 30     avg: 31.6     median: 32 (1%)     max: 32.17 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
1 3230M +
min: 630     avg: 662     median: 671.5 (3%)     max: 675 s
100%
1 3427U +
min: 727     avg: 754     median: 740 (3%)     max: 799 s
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
100%
1 3230M +
min: 50319     avg: 53263     median: 50319 (24%)     max: 59150 MIPS
103%
1 3427U +
min: 45000     avg: 49710     median: 51990 (25%)     max: 52140 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
100%
1 3230M +
min: 36730     avg: 37803     median: 38339 (29%)     max: 38339 MFLOPS
83%
1 3427U +
min: 31400     avg: 31997     median: 31750 (24%)     max: 32840 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
100%
1 3230M +
7.1 Points (91%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
100%
1 3230M +
min: 9458     avg: 9888     median: 9992.5 (9%)     max: 10237 Points
88%
1 3427U +
min: 6612     avg: 8439     median: 8748 (8%)     max: 8977 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
100%
1 3230M +
min: 1694     avg: 3178     median: 3310 (9%)     max: 3731 Points
93%
1 3427U +
min: 2521     avg: 3041     median: 3065 (8%)     max: 3407 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
100%
1 3230M +
min: 13597     avg: 29678     median: 32702 (27%)     max: 36500 Points
57%
1 3427U +
min: 9077     avg: 18768     median: 18767.5 (15%)     max: 28458 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
100%
1 3230M +
min: 1551     avg: 2681     median: 2879 (7%)     max: 2960 Points
63%
1 3427U +
min: 1110     avg: 1809     median: 1809 (5%)     max: 2508 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
100%
1 3230M +
min: 2035     avg: 3522     median: 3818 (7%)     max: 4180 Points
68%
1 3427U +
min: 1645     avg: 2580     median: 2579.5 (5%)     max: 3514 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
100%
1 3427U +
6719 Points (54%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
100%
1 3427U +
6121 Points (55%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
100%
1 3427U +
5799 Points (11%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
100%
1 3427U +
5197 Points (10%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
100%
1 3427U +
5744 Points (15%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 0.9.1 Total Score *
100%
1 3427U +
225.2 ms (2%)

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