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Intel Core i5-3230M specifications

General information
TypeCPU / Microprocessor
Market segmentMobile
FamilyIntel Core i5 Mobile
Model number  ? i5-3230M
CPU part number
  • AW8063801208001 is an OEM/tray microprocessor
Frequency  ? 2600 MHz
Turbo frequency3200 MHz (1 core)
3000 MHz (2 cores)
Bus speed  ? 5 GT/s DMI
Clock multiplier  ? 26
Package988-pin micro-PGA (rPGA988B)
SocketSocket G2 / rPGA988B
Size1.48" x 1.48" / 3.75cm x 3.75cm
Introduction dateJanuary 20, 2013
Price at introduction$225
S-spec numbers
  ES/QS processors Production processors
Part number QD6E SR0WY
Architecture / Microarchitecture
MicroarchitectureIvy Bridge
Processor core  ? Ivy Bridge
Core steppings  ? E1 (QD6E)
L1 (SR0WY)
Manufacturing process0.022 micron
Data width64 bit
The number of cores2
The number of threads4
Floating Point UnitIntegrated
Level 1 cache size  ? 2 x 32 KB instruction caches
2 x 32 KB data caches
Level 2 cache size  ? 2 x 256 KB
Level 3 cache size3 MB
Physical memory32 GB
MultiprocessingNot supported
  • MMX instructions
  • SSE / Streaming SIMD Extensions
  • SSE2 / Streaming SIMD Extensions 2
  • SSE3 / Streaming SIMD Extensions 3
  • SSSE3 / Supplemental Streaming SIMD Extensions 3
  • SSE4 / SSE4.1 + SSE4.2 / Streaming SIMD Extensions 4  ? 
  • AES / Advanced Encryption Standard instructions
  • AVX / Advanced Vector Extensions
  • F16C / 16-bit Floating-Point conversion instructions
  • EM64T / Extended Memory 64 technology / Intel 64  ? 
  • NX / XD / Execute disable bit  ? 
  • HT / Hyper-Threading technology  ? 
  • TBT 2.0 / Turbo Boost technology 2.0  ? 
  • VT-x / Virtualization technology  ? 
  • VT-d / Virtualization for directed I/O
Low power featuresEnhanced SpeedStep technology  ? 
Integrated peripherals / components
Integrated graphics
  • GPU Type: HD 4000
    Base frequency (MHz): 650
    Maximum frequency (MHz): 1100
    The number of supported displays: 3
Memory controller
  • The number of controllers: 1
    Memory channels: 2
    Supported memory: DDR3-1333, DDR3-1600, DDR3L-1333, DDR3L-1600, DDR3L-RS 1333, DDR3L-RS 1600
    Maximum memory bandwidth (GB/s): 25.6
Other peripherals
  • Direct Media Interface 2.0
  • PCI Express 3.0 interface
Electrical / Thermal parameters
Maximum operating temperature  ? 105°C
Thermal Design Power  ? 35 Watt
Notes on Intel Core i5-3230M
  • The processor has the following security, data protection and/or software features: Intel Secure Key, Identity Protection technology and Anti-Theft technology.
  • The CPU is compatible with DirectX 11.0, OpenGL 4.0 and OpenCL 1.2 APIs.
  • The graphics unit has the following software features enabled: Intel Quick Sync Video, Wireless Display, Insider, InTru 3D technology and Clear Video HD technology.

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Related news stories

Intel releases more mobile CPUs
Jan 25, 2013: On Monday we published details and prices of mobile Intel microprocessors, that were launched this week. The list of released CPUs included 4 mobile Celerons along with Core i5 and i7 chips. Intel didn't make an official announcement of new products, and we only learned about it from updated official pricelist. During the week detailed specifications of these processors were added to Intel's product database. What's more, six other microprocessors surfaced in the database.

Intel Core i3-2348M and i5-3230M CPUs sighted
Nov 27, 2012: We recently reported that Intel plans to introduce five mobile Core i5 and i7 microprocessors in Q1 2013. It is likely that Intel will launch more than just several SKUs, and we will also see a few Core ULV parts, Ivy Bridge-based Celeron mobile processor or processors, and even one Sandy Bridge CPU. The latter one is a Core i3-2348M, and it was spotted in specifications of Fujitsu LIFEBOOK AH532, N532, NH532 and LH532 notebooks along with unreleased Core i5-3230M.

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Intel i5-3230M Benchmarks

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Benchmarked processor

CPU ID:306A9
CPU vendor string:GenuineIntel
CPU name string:Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3230M CPU @ 2.60GHz

Integer performance

Part number   Result
Intel Core i5-650  ? 
Intel Core i5-655K  ? 
Intel Core i5-3320M (PGA)  ? 
AMD Phenom II N970  ? 
Intel Core i5-2520M (PGA)  ? 
Intel Core i5-3230M (PGA)  ? 
Intel Core i5-3210M (PGA)  ? 
Intel Core i7-620M (PGA988)  ? 
Intel Core i5-2430M (PGA)  ? 
Intel Core i5-580M (PGA988)  ? 
AMD Phenom II N930  ? 

Floating Point performance

Part number   Result
AMD Phenom II X4 905e  ? 
AMD Phenom II X4 2.5GHz ZD250117K4D12  ? 
Intel Core i5-3320M (PGA)  ? 
Intel Core i5-2390T  ? 
Intel Core i5-2540M (PGA)  ? 
Intel Core i5-3230M (PGA)  ? 
Intel Core i5-580M (PGA988)  ? 
AMD Athlon II X4 610e  ? 
Intel Core i5-2520M (PGA)  ? 
Intel Core i7-620M (PGA988)  ? 
Intel Core i5-3210M (PGA)  ? 

MMX / SSE / SSE2 performance

Part number   Result
AMD Athlon II X4 638  ? 
Intel Core i5-655K  ? 
AMD Phenom II X4 650T  ? 
Intel Core i5-2390T  ? 
Intel Core i5-2540M (PGA)  ? 
Intel Core i5-3230M (PGA)  ? 
Intel Core i5-650  ? 
AMD Athlon II X4 631  ? 
Intel Core i5-2520M (PGA)  ? 
Intel Core i5-3210M (PGA)  ? 
AMD Phenom II X4 910e  ? 

Memory-intensive program performance

Part number   Result
Intel Core i5-760  ? 
AMD Phenom II X4 980  ? 
AMD Phenom II X4 975  ? 
Intel Core i7-2630QM  ? 
AMD Phenom II X4 970 (rev. C3)  ? 
Intel Core i5-3230M (PGA)  ? 
Intel Core i7-920  ? 
AMD Phenom II X4 970 (rev. E0)  ? 
Intel Core i5-750  ? 
Intel Core i5-3210M (PGA)  ? 
AMD Phenom II X4 965 (125W, BE)  ? 

CPU ID information for the Core i5-3230M

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CPU Family:Core i5 Mobile
Processor Number:i5-3230M
Frequency:2594 MHz
Part number:
S-Spec Number:SR0WY
Submitted by:CPU-World
General information
Processor name (BIOS): Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3230M CPU @ 2.60GHz
Logical processors:4
Processor type:Original OEM Processor
CPUID signature:306A9
Family: 6 (06h)
Model:58 (03Ah)
Stepping: 9 (09h)
TLB/Cache details:64-byte Prefetching
Data TLB0: 2-MB or 4-MB pages, 4-way set associative, 32 entries
Data TLB: 4-KB Pages, 4-way set associative, 64 entries
Instruction TLB: 4-KB pages, 4-way set associative, 64 entries
L2 TLB: 1-MB, 4-way set associative, 64-byte line size
Shared 2nd-level TLB: 4 KB pages, 4-way set associative, 512 entries

Cache: L1 data L1 instruction L2 L3
Size: 2 x 32 KB 2 x 32 KB 2 x 256 KB 3 MB
Associativity: 8-way set
8-way set
8-way set
12-way set
Line size: 64 bytes 64 bytes 64 bytes 64 bytes
Comments: Direct-mapped Direct-mapped Non-inclusive
Shared between all cores
Instruction set extensionsAdditional instructions
F16C RD/WR FSGSBASE instructions
Major featuresOther features
On-chip Floating Point Unit 36-bit page-size extensions
64-bit / Intel 64 64-bit debug store
NX bit/XD-bit Advanced programmable interrupt controller
Hyper-Threading Technology CPL qualified debug store
Intel Virtualization Debug store
Turbo Boost Debugging extensions
Enhanced SpeedStep Digital Thermal Sensor capability
  Extended xAPIC support
  LAHF/SAHF support in 64-bit mode
  Machine check architecture
  Machine check exception
  Memory-type range registers
  Model-specific registers
  Page attribute table
  Page global extension
  Page-size extensions (4MB pages)
  Pending break enable
  Perfmon and Debug capability
  Physical address extensions
  Power Limit Notification capability
  Process context identifiers
  Supervisor Mode Execution Protection
  TSC rate is ensured to be invariant across all states
  Thermal monitor
  Thermal monitor 2
  Thermal monitor and software controlled clock facilities
  Time stamp counter
  Timestamp counter deadline
  Virtual 8086-mode enhancements
  xTPR Update Control

CPUs, related to Intel Core i5-3230M (PGA)

Model Cores /
Frequency Turbo
TDP Features Price  
Intel Core i5 Mobile family, Socket G2
   Core i5-2410M (PGA)2 / 42.3 GHz2.9 GHz3 MB35WAES, AVX, HT, TBT >
   Core i5-2430M (PGA)2 / 42.4 GHz3 GHz3 MB35WAES, AVX, HT, TBT >
   Core i5-2450M (PGA)2 / 42.5 GHz3.1 GHz3 MB35WAES, AVX, HT, TBT >
   Core i5-3210M (PGA)2 / 42.5 GHz3.1 GHz3 MB35WAES, AVX, HT, TBT >
   Core i5-2520M (PGA)2 / 42.5 GHz3.2 GHz3 MB35WAES, AVX, HT, TXT, TBT >
   Core i5-3230M (PGA)2 / 42.6 GHz3.2 GHz3 MB35WAES, AVX, HT, TBT  
   Core i5-2540M (PGA)2 / 42.6 GHz3.3 GHz3 MB35WAES, AVX, HT, TXT, TBT >
   Core i5-3320M (PGA)2 / 42.6 GHz3.3 GHz3 MB35WAES, AVX, HT, TXT, TBT$225>
   Core i5-3340M (PGA)2 / 42.7 GHz3.4 GHz3 MB35WAES, AVX, HT, TXT, TBT$225>
   Core i5-3360M (PGA)2 / 42.8 GHz3.5 GHz3 MB35WAES, AVX, HT, TXT, TBT$266>
   Core i5-3380M (PGA)2 / 42.9 GHz3.6 GHz3 MB35WAES, AVX, HT, TXT, TBT$266>
Intel Core i5 Mobile family, Ivy Bridge micro-architecture, Other sockets
   Core i5-3437U2 / 41.9 GHz2.9 GHz3 MB17WAES, AVX, HT, TXT, TBT >
   Core i5-3210M (BGA)2 / 42.5 GHz3.1 GHz3 MB35WAES, AVX, HT, TBT >
   Core i5-3230M (BGA)2 / 42.6 GHz3.2 GHz3 MB35WAES, AVX, HT, TBT >
   Core i5-3320M (BGA)2 / 42.6 GHz3.3 GHz3 MB35WAES, AVX, HT, TXT, TBT$225>
   Core i5-3340M (BGA)2 / 42.7 GHz3.4 GHz3 MB35WAES, AVX, HT, TXT, TBT$225>
   Core i5-3360M (BGA)2 / 42.8 GHz3.5 GHz3 MB35WAES, AVX, HT, TXT, TBT$266>
   Core i5-3380M (BGA)2 / 42.9 GHz3.6 GHz3 MB35WAES, AVX, HT, TXT, TBT$266>
Other families, Ivy Bridge micro-architecture, Socket G2
   Celeron 1005M2 / 21.9 GHz 2 MB35WAES, AVX, HT, TBT$75>
   Celeron 1020M2 / 22.1 GHz 2 MB35WAES, AVX, HT, TBT$75>
   Pentium 2030M2 / 22.5 GHz 2 MB35WAES, AVX, HT, TBT >
   Core i3-3130M (PGA)2 / 42.6 GHz 3 MB35WAES, AVX, HT, TBT >
   Core i7-3840QM (PGA)4 / 82.8 GHz3.8 GHz8 MB45WAES, AVX, HT, TXT, TBT$568>
   Core i7-3940XM4 / 83 GHz3.9 GHz8 MB55WAES, AVX, HT, TXT, TBT, Unlock$1096>
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 • The 'Price' column shows official Intel prices as of Jun 2, 2014. Prices for obsolete and tray-only processors are not provided.
 • List of related CPUs is not complete.
 • Features abbreviations:
AES - AES instructions
AVX - AVX instructions
HT - Hyper-Threading
TXT - Trusted Execution
TBT - Dynamic Acceleration / Turbo Boost
Unlock - Unlocked multiplier

Pictures (2)

Core i5-3230M CPU pictures
2014-03-15 00:40:31
Posted by: gshv

Bottom view
Core i5-3230M CPU pictures
2014-03-15 00:52:22
Posted by: gshv

Top view. The processor was manufactured in the middle of November 2012. The die is about 25% smaller than the die on Core i7 quad-core chips.
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