CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3210M vs 350 among all CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

7.9

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i5 3210M 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i5 3210M  based on its performance and single-core performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i5 3210M

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 3210M

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Much higher turbo clock speed 3.1 GHz vs None Compared to all cpus, 3.1 GHz turbo clock speed is just OK
Significantly higher clock speed 2.5 GHz vs 1.6 GHz More than 55% higher clock speed
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 40 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better 3DMark06 CPU score 43.6 vs 24 More than 80% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Much better performance per watt 12.39 pt/W vs 1.49 pt/W More than 8.2x better performance per watt
Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 5,193 vs 1,096 Around 4.8x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,524 vs 420 Around 3.8x better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly higher GPU clock speed 650 MHz vs 492 MHz More than 30% higher GPU clock speed
Higher Maximum operating temperature 105 °C vs 90 °C More than 15% higher Maximum operating temperature
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Newer Jun, 2012 vs Jan, 2011 Release date over 1 years later
Lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 12 $/year Around 30% lower annual home energy cost
Front view of AMD E 350

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AMD E 350

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Better CompuBench 1.5 bitcoin mining score 7.51 mHash/s vs 6.22 mHash/s More than 20% better CompuBench 1.5 bitcoin mining score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.5 GHz vs 2.9 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.5 GHz vs 2.5 GHz 40% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 3210M vs E 350

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 3210M
6.22 mHash/s
E 350
7.51 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 3210M
0.97 fps
E 350
0.1 fps

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

E 350
1,106

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

E 350
590

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

E 350
1,175

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

E 350
1,096

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

E 350
620

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 3210M
2,090,000 MB/s
E 350
51,600 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 3210M  vs
E 350 
Clock speed 2.5 GHz 1.6 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.1 GHz None
Cores Dual core Dual core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
AVX
SSE3
SSE
AMD64
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 35W 18W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 12 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year 28.21 $/year
Performance per watt 12.39 pt/W 1.49 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 30.2W

details

Core i5 3210M  vs
E 350 
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 40 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 25 8
Operating temperature Unknown - 105°C Unknown - 90°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.9 GHz 3.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.5 GHz 3.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.9 GHz 3.5 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label HD 4000 Radeon™ HD 6310
Latest DirectX 11.0 11.0
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 492 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3L-1333
Intel Core i5 3210M
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