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Intel Core i5-3427U

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.

SeriesIntel Core i5
CodenameIvy Bridge
Series: Core i5 Ivy Bridge
Intel Core i5-3380M compare2.9 - 3.6 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-3360M compare2.8 - 3.5 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-3340M compare2.7 - 3.4 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-3320M compare2.6 - 3.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-3230M compare2.6 - 3.2 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-3210M compare2.5 - 3.1 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-3437U compare1.9 - 2.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i5-3427U1.8 - 2.8 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-3337U compare1.8 - 2.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-3317U compare1.7 - 2.6 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-3439Y compare1.5 - 2.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-3339Y compare1.5 - 2 GHz2 / 43 MB
Clock Rate1800 - 2800 MHz
Level 1 Cache128 KB
Level 2 Cache512 KB
Level 3 Cache3 MB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 4
Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)17 Watt
Manufacturing Technology22 nm
Max. Temperature105 °C
SocketBGA1023
FeaturesTurbo Boost 2.0, Hyper-Threading, Virtualization VT-x, AES, Intel 64, Anti-Theft, My WiFi, Idle States, Enhanced SpeedStep, Thermal Monitorin, Execute Disable Bit
GPUIntel HD Graphics 4000 (350 - 1150 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Architecturex86
Starting Price$225 U.S.
Announcement Date05/01/2012
Product Link (external)Intel Core i5 3427U

Benchmarks

X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 14.82     avg: 14.9     median: 14.9 (7%)     max: 15 fps
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
min: 45000     avg: 49710     median: 51990 (25%)     max: 52140 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
min: 31400     avg: 31997     median: 31750 (24%)     max: 32840 MFLOPS
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 1110     avg: 1809     median: 1809 (5%)     max: 2508 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 1645     avg: 2580     median: 2579.5 (7%)     max: 3514 Points
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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Apple MacBook Air 13 inch 2012-06 MD231LL/A (Intel HD Graphics 4000, 13.30")
» Review Apple MacBook Air 13 Mid 2012 Subnotebook - Review
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Dell Latitude 6430u (Intel HD Graphics 4000, 14.00")
» Review Dell Latitude 6430u Ultrabook - Review
» Dell Latitude 6430u - External Review

Dell XPS 12-9Q23-5550 (Intel HD Graphics 4000, 12.50")
» Dell XPS 12-9Q23-5550 - External Review

Fujitsu LifeBook U772 (Intel HD Graphics 4000, 14.00")
» Review Fujitsu LifeBook U772 Ultrabook - Review

Fujitsu Lifebook U772 (Intel HD Graphics 4000, 14.00")
» Fujitsu Lifebook U772 - External Review

Fujitsu LifeBook U772 (Intel HD Graphics 4000, 14.00")
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Fujitsu Stylistic Q702 (Intel HD Graphics 4000, 11.60")
» Review Fujitsu Stylistic Q702 Convertible - Review
» Fujitsu Stylistic Q702 - External Review

Google Chromebook Pixel (Intel HD Graphics 4000, 12.90")
» Review Google Chromebook Pixel Notebook - Review
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HP EliteBook Folio 9470m (Intel HD Graphics 4000, 14.00")
» HP EliteBook Folio 9470m - External Review

HP EliteBook Folio 9470m H4P04EA (Intel HD Graphics 4000, 14.00")
» Review HP EliteBook Folio 9470m Ultrabook - Review

Lenovo ThinkPad Helix (Intel HD Graphics 4000, 11.60")
» Lenovo ThinkPad Helix - External Review

Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon N3N34GE (Intel HD Graphics 4000, 14.00")
» Review Update Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook - Review
» Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon N3N34GE - External Review

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon-34442NM (Intel HD Graphics 4000, 14.00")
» Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon-34442NM - External Review

Panasonic Toughbook CF-AX2 (Intel HD Graphics 4000, 11.60")
» Review Panasonic Toughbook CF-AX2 Convertible - Review
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Panasonic ToughBook CF-C2 (Intel HD Graphics 4000, 12.50")
» Panasonic ToughBook CF-C2 - External Review

Samsung 900X4C (Intel HD Graphics 4000, 15.00")
» Samsung 900X4C - External Review

Toshiba Portege Z930-105 (Intel HD Graphics 4000, 13.30")
» Review Toshiba Portégé Z930-105 Ultrabook - Review
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Toshiba Portege Z930-S9301 (Intel HD Graphics 4000, 13.30")
» Toshiba Portege Z930-S9301 - External Review

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Other CPUs of the series Core i5

» Intel Core i5-8305G
   4x 2.8 GHz - 3.8 GHz
» Intel Core i5-8365U
   4x 1.6 GHz - 4.1 GHz
» Intel Core i5-8265U
   4x 1.6 GHz - 3.9 GHz
» Intel Core i5-6440HQ
   4x 2.6 GHz - 3.5 GHz
» Intel Core i5-6350HQ
   4x 2.3 GHz - 3.2 GHz
» Intel Core i5-6300HQ
   4x 2.3 GHz - 3.2 GHz
» Intel Core i5-5350H
   2x 3 GHz - 3.5 GHz
» Intel Core i5-6287U
   2x 3.1 GHz - 3.5 GHz
» Intel Core i5-4340M
   2x 2.9 GHz - 3.6 GHz
» Intel Core i5-5287U
   2x 2.9 GHz - 3.3 GHz
» Intel Core i5-6267U
   2x 2.9 GHz - 3.3 GHz
» Intel Core i5-4210H
   2x 2.9 GHz - 3.5 GHz
» Intel Core i5-4330M
   2x 2.8 GHz - 3.5 GHz
» Intel Core i5-4200H
   2x 2.8 GHz - 3.4 GHz
» Intel Core i5-5257U
   2x 2.7 GHz - 3.1 GHz
» Intel Core i5-4308U
   2x 2.8 GHz - 3.3 GHz
» Intel Core i5-4310M
   2x 2.7 GHz - 3.4 GHz
» 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 i5-8210Y
   2x 1.6 GHz - 3.6 GHz
» Intel Core i5-8200Y
   2x 1.3 GHz - 3.9 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
» Intel Core i5-2430M
   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 i5-480M
   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 i5-3337U
   2x 1.8 GHz - 2.7 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
» Intel Core i5-2467M
   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 i5-4210U
   2x 1.7 GHz - 2.7 GHz
+ Intel Core i5-4260U
   2x 1.4 GHz - 2.7 GHz
+ AMD A10-9620P
   4x 2.5 GHz - 3.4 GHz
+ Intel Celeron 3965U
   2x 2.2 GHz
+ Intel Core i3-3120M
   2x 2.5 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 m7-6Y75
   2x 1.2 GHz - 3.1 GHz
- Intel Core 2 Extreme X9100
   2x 3.06 GHz
- Intel Core i5-4200U
   2x 1.6 GHz - 2.6 GHz
- Intel Core i5-4250U
   2x 1.3 GHz - 2.6 GHz
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2012-05-26)