CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 5200U vs 3210M among laptop 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

7.2

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i5 5200U 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i5 5200U  based on its power consumption.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i5 5200U

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 5200U

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Newer Jan, 2015 vs Jun, 2012 Release date over 2 years later
Much better sky diver score 2,399 vs 1,802 Around 35% better sky diver score
Significantly newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 22 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much lower typical power consumption 12.19W vs 28.44W 2.3x lower typical power consumption
Better performance per watt 44.18 pt/W vs 13.33 pt/W More than 3.2x better performance per watt
Much lower annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year vs 8.43 $/year 2.3x lower annual home energy cost
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Intel Core i5 3210M

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Significantly higher turbo clock speed 3.1 GHz vs 2.7 GHz Around 15% higher turbo clock speed
Higher clock speed 2.5 GHz vs 2.2 GHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Much higher GPU clock speed 650 MHz vs 300 MHz Around 2.2x higher GPU clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 9.52 pt/$ vs 2.36 pt/$ More than 4x better performance per dollar
More l2 cache 1 MB vs 0.5 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Supports more RAM 32,768 MB vs 16,384 MB Supports 2x more RAM
Significantly better turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz vs 900 MHz More than 20% better turbo clock speed
Significantly better CompuBench 1.5 T-Rex score 0.97 fps vs 0.71 fps More than 35% better CompuBench 1.5 T-Rex score
Significantly more l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 4,949 vs 4,784 Around 5% better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.89 GHz vs 2.62 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better 3DMark06 CPU score 3,553 vs 3,367 More than 5% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.5 GHz vs 2.2 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 5200U vs 3210M

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 5200U
19.78 mHash/s
Core i5 3210M
6.22 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 5200U
0.71 fps
Core i5 3210M
0.97 fps

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 5200U
3,380,000 MB/s
Core i5 3210M
2,090,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 5200U  vs
3210M 
Clock speed 2.2 GHz 2.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.7 GHz 3.1 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 15W 35W
Annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year 8.43 $/year
Performance per watt 44.18 pt/W 13.33 pt/W
Typical power consumption 12.19W 28.44W

bus

Architecture DMI 2.0 DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Core i5 5200U  vs
3210M 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 0.5 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.62 GHz 2.89 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.2 GHz 2.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.62 GHz 2.89 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 5500 HD 4000
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 300 MHz 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed 900 MHz 1,100 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3L-1333
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 16,384 MB 32,768 MB
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