Intel Core i5-2450M (PGA) advantages
- This microprocessor works in Socket G2, and can be removed from it without effort. This allows simple processor upgrade or downgrade when desired.
Intel Core i5-3210M (BGA) advantages
- The microprocessor utilizes more efficient Ivy Bridge core, which performs better by 5% on average compared to similar clocked Sandy Bridge processors.
- The CPU includes F16C instructions. These extensions are not widely supported by programs yet, however their support should improve in future apps.
i5-2450M vs i5-3210M specifications comparison
The graphs below compare the most important characteristics of the Intel Core i5-3210M and Intel Core i5-2450M microprocessors. These features, together with an IPC (instructions per cycle) number, determine how well a microprocessor performs. The "Number of cores / threads" graph displays the number of cores (darker area). Lighter area on the graph corresponds to the number of additional threads, provided by Hyper-Threading technology. The "Operating frequency" chart uses dark color to represent base frequency, whereas lighter area is for extra frequency, provided by Turbo feature. Darker area on the "On-chip cache" graph is for the On-chip L2 cache. Lighter area is for the L3 cache cache. While the L3 cache cache is usually larger than the On-chip L2 cache, it is always slower.
The number of cores / threads
Higher is better
Higher is better
On-chip L2 + L3 cache
Higher is better
Thermal Design Power
Lower is better
- Intel Core i5-2450M (PGA) - Intel Core i5-3210M (BGA)
Detailed side by side comparison of Intel Core i5-2450M (PGA) vs Intel Core i5-3210M (BGA) specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab.
Pros and Cons summary
|Core i5-2450M (PGA)|| ||Core i5-3210M (BGA)|
The CPU is upgreadable
Features F16C instructions
Does not support some instructions
Can not be upgraded or replaced
Similar CPUs use the same socket and architecture as Intel i5-2450M and Intel i5-3210M, but their performance and other characteristics are slightly different.
Please visit Intel Core i5-2450M (PGA) and Intel Core i5-3210M (BGA) pages for more complete specifications of both microprocessors.
| ||Intel Core i5-2450M (PGA)||Intel Core i5-3210M (BGA)|
|Family||Core i5 Mobile|
|CPU part number||FF8062700995606||AV8063801032502|
|Introduction date||January 31, 2012||June 3, 2012|
|Core name||Sandy Bridge||Ivy Bridge|
|Microarchitecture||Sandy Bridge||Ivy Bridge|
|Data width (bits)||64|
|Turbo Frequency (MHz)||3100||3100 / 2900|
|L1 cache||64 KB (code) / 64 KB (data)|
|L2 cache (KB)||512|
|L3 cache (KB)||3072|
|Max temperature (°C)||100||105|
|Instruction set extensions|
|AES / Advanced Encryption Standard||+|
|AMD64 / EM64T 64-bit technology||+|
|AVX / Advanced Vector Extensions||+|
|F16C / 16-bit Floating-Point conversion||-||+|
|SSSE3 / Supplemental SSE3||+|
|PowerNow! / Enhanced SpeedStep||+|
|Turbo Core / Turbo Boost||+|
|Virus Protection / Execute Disable bit||+|
|GPU Type||HD 3000||HD 4000|
|Base frequency (MHz)||650|
|Maximum frequency (MHz)||1300||1100|
|Integrated Memory Controller(s)|
|The number of controllers||1|
|Supported memory||DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333||DDR3-1600, DDR3L-1600|
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