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Intel Core i5-3437U

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.

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 compare2.6 - 3.2 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-3210M compare2.5 - 3.1 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-3437U « 1.9 - 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 Rate1900 - 2900 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
FeaturesHD 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
GPUIntel HD Graphics 4000 (650 - 1200 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Architecturex86
Announcement Date01/01/2013
Product Link (external)ark.intel.com

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 209     avg: 224     median: 224 (1%)     max: 239 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 100     avg: 101     median: 101 (30%)     max: 102 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 2.66     avg: 2.7     median: 2.7 (3%)     max: 2.69 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 1.19     avg: 1.2     median: 1.2 (30%)     max: 1.2 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 3953     avg: 3966     median: 3972 (24%)     max: 3973 points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 8255     avg: 8268     median: 8269 (6%)     max: 8280 points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 9939     avg: 10023     median: 9969 (7%)     max: 10160 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 4713     avg: 4887     median: 4921 (6%)     max: 5027 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 19.96     avg: 20.5     median: 20.4 (4%)     max: 21 s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 15.07     avg: 15.2     median: 15.2 (5%)     max: 15.43 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
min: 0.139     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (0%)     max: 0.141 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
min: 0.233     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (4%)     max: 0.241 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 3330     avg: 3383     median: 3398 (7%)     max: 3407 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 13     avg: 13.6     median: 13.8 (3%)     max: 14.13 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 702     avg: 716     median: 718 (3%)     max: 727 s
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 8750     avg: 8831     median: 8870 (8%)     max: 8873 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 2758     avg: 2962     median: 2977 (8%)     max: 3135 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 22743     avg: 27674     median: 27293 (22%)     max: 31645 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 25548     avg: 25549     median: 25549 (21%)     max: 25550 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 2833     avg: 3333     median: 3437.5 (6%)     max: 3622 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
min: 4861     avg: 4965     median: 4965 (9%)     max: 5069 points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
min: 2333     avg: 2395     median: 2395 (47%)     max: 2457 points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
5434 ms (6%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
6262 Points (6%)
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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