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Intel Core i5-2450M (PGA) vs i5-3210M (BGA)

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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
5
4
3
2
1
0
 
 
4
 
4
 
 
Higher is better
Operating frequency
4
3.2
2.4
1.6
0.8
0
 
 
3.1GHz
 
3.1GHz
 
 
Higher is better
On-chip L2 + L3 cache
4000
3200
2400
1600
800
0
 
 
3584KB
 
3584KB
 
 
Higher is better
Thermal Design Power
40
32
24
16
8
0
 
 
35W
 
35W
 
 
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)
General recommendations:
The CPU is upgreadable
  General recommendations:
Features F16C instructions

Drawbacks:

Does not support some instructions
 

Drawbacks:

Can not be upgraded or replaced

Similar processors

Core i5-2450M (PGA) Core i5-3210M (BGA)
 

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.

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Specifications

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)
Market segmentMobile
ManufacturerIntel
FamilyCore i5 Mobile
Basic details
Model numberi5-2450Mi5-3210M
CPU part numberFF8062700995606AV8063801032502
Introduction dateJanuary 31, 2012June 3, 2012
 
CPU features
Core nameSandy BridgeIvy Bridge
MicroarchitectureSandy BridgeIvy Bridge
Technology (micron)0.0320.022
Data width (bits)64
SocketSocket G2BGA1023
Frequency (MHz)2500
Turbo Frequency (MHz)31003100 / 2900
Clock Multiplier25
L1 cache64 KB (code) / 64 KB (data)
L2 cache (KB)512
L3 cache (KB)3072
Max temperature (°C)100105
TDP (Watt)35
Cores2
Threads4
Multiprocessing1
 
Instruction set extensions
AES / Advanced Encryption Standard+
AMD64 / EM64T 64-bit technology+
AVX / Advanced Vector Extensions+
F16C / 16-bit Floating-Point conversion-+
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
SSE4.1+
SSE4.2+
SSSE3 / Supplemental SSE3+
 
Supported technologies
Hyper-Threading+
PowerNow! / Enhanced SpeedStep+
Turbo Core / Turbo Boost+
Virtualization+
Virus Protection / Execute Disable bit+
 
Integrated Graphics
GPU TypeHD 3000HD 4000
Base frequency (MHz)650
Maximum frequency (MHz)13001100
 
Integrated Memory Controller(s)
The number of controllers1
Memory channels2
Supported memoryDDR3-1066, DDR3-1333DDR3-1600, DDR3L-1600
Notes:

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For detailed specifications of "Intel Core i5-2450M (PGA)" or "Intel Core i5-3210M (BGA)" parts please click on the links in the table header.

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