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Intel Core i5-3230M

Intel 3230M

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.

SeriesIntel Core i5
CodenameIvy Bridge

Series: Core i5 Ivy Bridge

Intel Core i5-3380M compare2.9 - 3.6 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-3360M compare2.8 - 3.5 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-3340M compare2.7 - 3.4 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-3320M compare2.6 - 3.3 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-3230M « 2.6 - 3.2 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-3210M compare2.5 - 3.1 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-3437U compare1.9 - 2.9 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-3427U compare1.8 - 2.8 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-3337U compare1.8 - 2.7 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-3317U compare1.7 - 2.6 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-3439Y compare1.5 - 2.3 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-3339Y compare1.5 - 2 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Clock Rate2600 - 3200 MHz
Level 1 Cache128 KB
Level 2 Cache512 KB
Level 3 Cache3 MB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 4
Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)35 Watt
Manufacturing Technology22 nm
Max. Temperature105 °C
SocketFCPGA988
FeaturesHD Graphics 4000 (650-1150MHz), DDR3-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, Quick Sync, Virtualization
GPUIntel HD Graphics 4000 (650 - 1100 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Architecturex86
Starting Price$225 U.S.
Announcement Date01/01/2013
Product Link (external)Intel Core i5 3230M

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Reviews for the Intel Core i5-3230M processor

 

Review Fujitsu LifeBook E743-0M55A1DE Notebook

Covers all the bases. The LifeBook E-series is to convince well-heeled business users with its great casing as well as numerous security features and interfaces...
Intel Core i5-3230M | Intel HD Graphics 4000 | 14.00" | 1.8 kg
 

Review Toshiba Satellite C55-A-1D5 Notebook

Short-winded. There are many affordable multimedia laptops that even manage up-to-date games in medium to high settings for around 600 Euros (~$813). Toshiba's ...
Intel Core i5-3230M | NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M | 15.60" | 2.3 kg
 

Review Toshiba Satellite C855-2J4 Notebook

Update in gray. The Toshiba Satellite C855-2J4 is a 15.6-inch entry-level notebook. Equipped with an Intel Core i5-3230M processor and AMD Radeon HD 7610M GPU, ...
Intel Core i5-3230M | AMD Radeon HD 7610M | 15.60" | 2.3 kg
 

Review Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E431 Notebook

Affordable productivity. Lenovo’s latest update to the ThinkPad Edge series brings with it incremental hardware updates and some fresh connectivity options. Can...
Intel Core i5-3230M | Intel HD Graphics 4000 | 14.00" | 2.1 kg
 

Review Toshiba Satellite L855-15U Notebook

Cool design. The L855 leaves a nice impression with its steel-blue brushed aluminum chassis, remaining pleasantly cool to the touch. Our test will show whether ...
Intel Core i5-3230M | AMD Radeon HD 7670M | 15.60" | 2.4 kg

Asus Q500A-BHI7T05: Intel HD Graphics 4000, 15.60", 2.5 kg
  Review » Review Asus Q500A-BHI7T05 Notebook

Acer Aspire V3-571G-53238G1TMaii: NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M, 15.60", 2.6 kg
  Review » Review Acer Aspire V3-571G-53238G1TMaii Notebook

Fujitsu Lifebook E743-0M55A1DE: Intel HD Graphics 4000, 14.00", 1.8 kg
  External Review » Fujitsu Lifebook E743-0M55A1DE

Lenovo Ideapad Z500A: NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M, 15.60", 2.2 kg
  External Review » Lenovo Ideapad Z500A

Fujitsu Lifebook A532-0M45A1DE: Intel HD Graphics 4000, 15.60", 2.3 kg
  External Review » Fujitsu Lifebook A532-0M45A1DE

Samsung ATIV 670Z5E-X01DE: AMD Radeon HD 8850M, 15.60", 2.3 kg
  External Review » Samsung ATIV 670Z5E-X01DE

Asus N56VV-S4013H: NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M, 15.60", 3.2 kg
  External Review » Asus N56VV-S4013H

Asus X550VB-XX047H: NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M, 15.60", 2.3 kg
  External Review » Asus X550VB-XX047H

Asus X550VB-XO003D: NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M, 15.60", 2.3 kg
  External Review » Asus X550VB-XO003D

Lenovo G700-59-377124: NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M, 17.30", 3 kg
  External Review » Lenovo G700-59-377124

Asus X75VC-TY035H: NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M, 17.30", 3 kg
  External Review » Asus X75VC-TY035H

HP Pavilion g6-2311sg: AMD Radeon HD 7670M, 15.60", 2.5 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion g6-2311sg

Toshiba Satellite C50-A-K9K: NVIDIA GeForce 710M, 15.60", 2.3 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Satellite C50-A-K9K

HP ProBook 470 G0-H0V07EA: Intel HD Graphics 4000, 17.30", 2.9 kg
  External Review » HP ProBook 470 G0-H0V07EA

Samsung ATIV 270E5E-X01PL: NVIDIA GeForce 710M, 15.60", 2.2 kg
  External Review » Samsung ATIV 270E5E-X01PL

Acer Aspire V3-571G-53238G1TMakk: NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M, 15.60", 2.6 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire V3-571G-53238G1TMakk

Lenovo IdeaPad P580-59370041: NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M, 15.60", 2.6 kg
  External Review » Lenovo IdeaPad P580-59370041

Lenovo IdeaPad Y580-59-377745: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M, 15.60", 2.8 kg
  External Review » Lenovo IdeaPad Y580-59-377745

Lenovo ThinkPad L530-N2S4YPB: Intel HD Graphics 4000, 15.60", 2.6 kg
  External Review » Lenovo ThinkPad L530-N2S4YPB

Fujitsu Lifebook E753: Intel HD Graphics 4000, 15.60", 2.1 kg
  External Review » Fujitsu Lifebook E753

Toshiba Satellite C55-A-1D5: NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M, 15.60", 2.3 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Satellite C55-A-1D5

Samsung ATIV 670Z5E-X01PL: AMD Radeon HD 8550M, 15.60", 2.2 kg
  External Review » Samsung ATIV 670Z5E-X01PL

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E531-68853SG: NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M, 15.60", 2.4 kg
  External Review » Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E531-68853SG

Samsung ATIV 450R4E-X02PL: NVIDIA GeForce 710M, 14.00", 1.8 kg
  External Review » Samsung ATIV 450R4E-X02PL

Lenovo G580-59367555: NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M, 15.60", 2.6 kg
  External Review » Lenovo G580-59367555

MSI GE60-i560M247: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M, 15.60", 2.4 kg
  External Review » MSI GE60-i560M247

HP ProBook 450-H0U97EA: AMD Radeon HD 8750M, 15.60", 2.3 kg
  External Review » HP ProBook 450-H0U97EA

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E531-N4I29GE: NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M, 15.60", 2.5 kg
  External Review » Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E531-N4I29GE

HP Pavilion g6-2330sw: AMD Radeon HD 7670M, 15.60", 2.5 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion g6-2330sw

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E431: Intel HD Graphics 4000, 14.00", 2.1 kg
  External Review » Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E431

Samsung 770Z5E-S01P: AMD Radeon HD 8850M, 15.60", 2.4 kg
  External Review » Samsung 770Z5E-S01P

Asus R500VD-SX649H: NVIDIA GeForce 610M, 15.60", 2.5 kg
  External Review » Asus R500VD-SX649H

Acer Aspire V3-571G-53238G75: NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M, 15.60", 2.6 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire V3-571G-53238G75

HP ProBook 4740s-H5K38EA: AMD Radeon HD 7650M, 17.30", 3 kg
  External Review » HP ProBook 4740s-H5K38EA

Gigabyte U2442T-CF1: NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M, 14.00", 1.7 kg
  External Review » Gigabyte U2442T-CF1

Acer Aspire E1-571G-53234G50Maks: NVIDIA GeForce 710M, 15.60", 2.5 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire E1-571G-53234G50Maks

HP Pavilion m4-1003tx: NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M, 14.00", 2 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion m4-1003tx

Samsung 300E5E-A05CA: Intel HD Graphics 4000, 15.60", 2.2 kg
  External Review » Samsung 300E5E-A05CA

Acer Aspire V3-571G-53238G1TMaii: NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M, 15.60", 2.6 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire V3-571G-53238G1TMaii

Gigabyte U2442D-CF1: NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M, 14.00", 1.6 kg
  External Review » Gigabyte U2442D-CF1

Lenovo IdeaPad Z400-59362575: Intel HD Graphics 4000, 14.00", 2 kg
  External Review » Lenovo IdeaPad Z400-59362575

Toshiba Tecra R940-1JG: Intel HD Graphics 4000, 14.00", 2 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Tecra R940-1JG

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» Intel Core i5-4210H
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» Intel Core i5-4400E
   2x 2.7 GHz - 3.3 GHz
» Intel Core i5-4300M
   2x 2.6 GHz - 3.3 GHz
» Intel Core i5-6360U
   2x 2 GHz - 3.1 GHz
» Intel Core i5-4210M
   2x 2.6 GHz - 3.2 GHz
» Intel Core i5-6300U
   2x 2.4 GHz - 3 GHz
» Intel Core i5-4288U
   2x 2.6 GHz - 3.1 GHz
» Intel Core i5-4278U
   2x 2.6 GHz - 3.1 GHz
» Intel Core i5-3380M
   2x 2.9 GHz - 3.6 GHz
» Intel Core i5-3360M
   2x 2.8 GHz - 3.5 GHz
» Intel Core i5-4200M
   2x 2.5 GHz - 3.1 GHz
» Intel Core i5-3340M
   2x 2.7 GHz - 3.4 GHz
» Intel Core i5-6260U
   2x 1.8 GHz - 2.9 GHz
» Intel Core i5-3320M
   2x 2.6 GHz - 3.3 GHz
» Intel Core i5-4258U
   2x 2.4 GHz - 2.9 GHz
» Intel Core i5-3230M
   2x 2.6 GHz - 3.2 GHz
» Intel Core i5-6198DU
   2x 2.3 GHz - 2.8 GHz
» Intel Core i5-6200U
   2x 2.3 GHz - 2.8 GHz
» Intel Core i5-5300U
   2x 2.3 GHz - 2.9 GHz
» Intel Core i5-5350U
   2x 1.8 GHz - 2.9 GHz
» Intel Core i5-3210M
   2x 2.5 GHz - 3.1 GHz
» Intel Core i5-2540M
   2x 2.6 GHz - 3.3 GHz
» Intel Core i5-4310U
   2x 2 GHz - 3 GHz
» Intel Core i5-4360U
   2x 1.5 GHz - 3 GHz
» Intel Core i5-5200U
   2x 2.2 GHz - 2.7 GHz
» Intel Core i5-5250U
   2x 1.6 GHz - 2.7 GHz
» Intel Core i5-4300U
   2x 1.9 GHz - 2.9 GHz
» Intel Core i5-4350U
   2x 1.4 GHz - 2.9 GHz
» Intel Core i5-2520M
   2x 2.5 GHz - 3.2 GHz
» Intel Core i5-2450M
   2x 2.5 GHz - 3.1 GHz
» Intel Core i5-580M
   2x 2.67 GHz - 3.33 GHz
» Intel Core i5-2435M
   2x 2.4 GHz - 3 GHz
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   2x 2.4 GHz - 3 GHz
» Intel Core i5-2415M
   2x 2.3 GHz - 2.9 GHz
» Intel Core i5-2410M
   2x 2.3 GHz - 2.9 GHz
» Intel Core i5-3437U
   2x 1.9 GHz - 2.9 GHz
» Intel Core i5-560M
   2x 2.67 GHz - 3.2 GHz
» Intel Core i5-4210U
   2x 1.7 GHz - 2.7 GHz
» Intel Core i5-4260U
   2x 1.4 GHz - 2.7 GHz
» Intel Core i5-3427U
   2x 1.8 GHz - 2.8 GHz
» Intel Core i5-4402E
   2x 1.6 GHz - 2.7 GHz
» Intel Core i5-4200U
   2x 1.6 GHz - 2.6 GHz
» Intel Core i5-4250U
   2x 1.3 GHz - 2.6 GHz
» Intel Core i5-3337U
   2x 1.8 GHz - 2.7 GHz
» Intel Core i5-480M
   2x 2.67 GHz - 2.93 GHz
» Intel Core i5-540M
   2x 2.53 GHz - 3.07 GHz
» Intel Core i5-460M
   2x 2.53 GHz - 2.8 GHz
» Intel Core i5-520M
   2x 2.4 GHz - 2.93 GHz
» Intel Core i5-450M
   2x 2.4 GHz - 2.66 GHz
» Intel Core i5-3317U
   2x 1.7 GHz - 2.6 GHz
» Intel Core i5-430M
   2x 2.26 GHz - 2.53 GHz
» Intel Core i5-4300Y
   2x 1.6 GHz - 2.3 GHz
» Intel Core i5-4302Y
   2x 1.6 GHz - 2.3 GHz
» Intel Core i5-2557M
   2x 1.7 GHz - 2.7 GHz
» Intel Core i5-3439Y
   2x 1.5 GHz - 2.3 GHz
» Intel Core i5-4202Y
   2x 1.6 GHz - 2 GHz
» Intel Core i5-4220Y
   2x 1.6 GHz - 2 GHz
» Intel Core i5-4210Y
   2x 1.5 GHz - 1.9 GHz
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   2x 1.6 GHz - 2.3 GHz
» Intel Core i5-3339Y
   2x 1.5 GHz - 2 GHz
» Intel Core i5-4200Y
   2x 1.4 GHz - 1.9 GHz
» Intel Core i5-2537M
   2x 1.4 GHz - 2.3 GHz
» Intel Core i5-560UM
   2x 1.33 GHz - 2.13 GHz
» Intel Core i5-470UM
   2x 1.33 GHz - 1.87 GHz
» Intel Core i5-540UM
   2x 1.2 GHz - 2 GHz
» Intel Core i5-520UM
   2x 1.06 GHz - 1.87 GHz
» Intel Core i5-430UM
   2x 1.2 GHz - 1.73 GHz

Surrounding CPUs

+ Intel Core i7-5550U
   2x 2 GHz - 3 GHz
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   2x 1.8 GHz - 2.9 GHz
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   2x 2.6 GHz - 3.3 GHz
+ Intel Core i5-4258U
   2x 2.4 GHz - 2.9 GHz
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   4x 1.86 GHz - 3.2 GHz
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   2x 2.6 GHz - 3.2 GHz
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