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Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 vs Core i5-3210M (PGA)

Mini Review

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 advantages

  • None

Intel Core i5-3210M (PGA) advantages

  • The microprocessor performs 29% faster when running single-threaded programs.
  • Multi-threaded performance of this processor is better.
  • The microprocessor performs 86% faster in memory-intensive tasks.
  • The processor has SSE4.2 instructions.
  • The i5-3210M includes AES, or Advanced Encryption Standard, extension to the instruction set. These instructions provide hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption, and are beneficial if you run applications, that secure your disk or network data.
  • The microprocessor supports AVX and F16C instructions, introduced in the recent past. These extensions are not extensively used in programs yet, but their support should improve in future apps.
  • Like many modern microprocessors, the CPU has integrated Graphics Processing Unit. While this GPU is not powerful enough to play latest games at full resolution, it can be used for casual gaming and 3D applications.
  • Power consumption of the processor is lower.

E8400 vs i5-3210M performance comparison

The charts below demonstrate relative performance of Core 2 Duo E8400 and Core i5-3210M (PGA) CPUs in a few different kinds of programs. To calculate displayed numbers we averaged results for a number of tests for each specific program type. Consequentally, performance in individual benchmarks may be worse or better than what you see in the charts here. The 'Overall performance' chart displays an average of all-around performance benchmarks, and benchmarks, specific to each task type.
Single-threaded performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.29
 
 
Higher is better
Multi-threaded performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.55
 
 
Higher is better
Memory-intensive applications
3
2.4
1.8
1.2
0.6
0
 
 
1
 
1.86
 
 
Higher is better
Overall performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.53
 
 
Higher is better

  - Intel Core 2 Duo E8400       - Intel Core i5-3210M (PGA)

Exhaustive list of benchmarks, that show difference in performance between E8400 and Intel Core i5-3210M (PGA) in various types of applications, can be found in the "Benchmarks" tab.


E8400 vs i5-3210M power consumption comparison

Thermal Design Power
80
64
48
32
16
0
 
 
65W
 
35W
 
 
Lower is better
 

Detailed side by side comparison of Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 vs i5-3210M specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab. More detailed comparison of internal features of both processors is located in the "CPUIDs" tab.


Pros and Cons summary

Core 2 Duo E8400 Core i5-3210M (PGA)
General recommendations:
None
  General recommendations:
Significantly higher performance in all task types,
Features SSE4.2 / AVX / F16C instructions,
Comes with HD 4000 graphics,
Needs less power

Drawbacks:

Slow,
Does not support some instructions,
Does not have on-chip GPU,
Considerably higher power consumption,
Obsolete socket
 

Drawbacks:

None

Similar processors

Core 2 Duo E8400 Core i5-3210M (PGA)
 

Similar CPUs use the same socket and architecture as Core 2 Duo E8400 and Core i5-3210M (PGA).

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Specifications

Please visit Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 and Intel Core i5-3210M (PGA) pages for more detailed specifications of both microprocessors.

 Intel Core 2 Duo E8400Intel Core i5-3210M (PGA)
Market segmentDesktopMobile
ManufacturerIntel
FamilyCore 2 DuoCore i5 Mobile
Basic details
Model numberE8400i5-3210M
CPU part numberAT80570PJ0806M
EU80570PJ0806M
AW8063801032301
Box part numberBX80570E8400
BXC80570E8400
BX80570E8400A
 
Introduction dateJanuary 7, 2008June 3, 2012
 
CPU features
Core nameWolfdaleIvy Bridge
MicroarchitectureCoreIvy Bridge
Technology (micron)0.0450.022
Data width (bits)64
SocketSocket 775Socket G2
Frequency (MHz)30002500
Turbo Frequency (MHz) 3100 / 2900
Bus speed (MHz)1333 
Clock Multiplier925
L1 cache64 KB (code) / 64 KB (data)
L2 cache (KB)6144512
L3 cache (KB) 3072
Max temperature (°C)72.4105
TDP (Watt)6535
Max power dissipation (Watt)100.31 
Core voltage (V)0.85 - 1.3625 
Cores2
Threads24
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+
Trusted Execution+-
Turbo Core / Turbo Boost-+
Virtualization+
Virus Protection / Execute Disable bit+
 
Integrated Graphics
GPU TypeNoneHD 4000
 
Integrated Memory Controller(s)
The number of controllers01
Notes:

Rows with different specifications or features are highlighted.

For detailed specifications of "Intel Core 2 Duo E8400" or "Intel Core i5-3210M (PGA)" parts please click on the links in the table header.

Benchmarks

System setup

Below is a complete set of Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 and i5-3210M (PGA) benchmarks from our CPU benchmark database. The former processor was tested on ASRock 4Core1600Twins-P35 motherboard with 2 GB dual-channel Corsair CM3X1024-1333C9 DDR3 memory, and Powercolor 24PRO256M DDR2 (ATI Radeon HD2400). The latter processor was tested on Jetway NF9G motherboard, that had 16GB dual-channel Corsair Vengeance CMSX16GX3M2A1866C10 (DDR3-1866) memory, and Integrated on-chip Intel Sandy Bridge / Ivy Bridge graphics.

All tests were performed at default frequency and voltage, using manufacturer's stock fan/heatsink. None of the components were overclocked. Motherboard BIOS options were left at default settings.

The results of all benchmarks are broken into four categories: multi-threaded, single-threaded, memory intensive and graphics / gaming.


Core 2 Duo E8400 vs i5-3210M (PGA) single-threaded benchmarks

Single-threaded benchmarks run on a single CPU core, and do not depend on such features as the number of cores, or Hyper-Threading technology. Additionally, they do not utilize on-chip caches, dedicated to other cores.


    Intel Core 2 Duo E8400           Intel Core i5-3210M (PGA)

CINEBENCH R10 CPU score (1 core) benchmark

Measures performance of a single-core rendering of a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
100%
76.2%

Super PI (1M) benchmark

Measures time, required to calculate the first 1 million digits after the decimal point in the number Pi.
100%
79.2%


Core 2 Duo E8400 vs i5-3210M (PGA) multi-threaded benchmarks

Multi-threaded benchmarks utilize all CPU cores and other on-chip resources (on-chip caches, internal buffers, etc). Intel's Hyper-Threading feature also helps to improve multi-threading performance.


    Intel Core 2 Duo E8400           Intel Core i5-3210M (PGA)

CINEBENCH R10 CPU score benchmark

Measures performance of multi-core rendering of a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
100%
70.1%

CINEBENCH R10 render time (seconds) benchmark

Measures time taken to render a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
100%
70.1%

Euler3D benchmark

100%
62.4%

Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) benchmark

Runs Dhrystone test on all cores, and reports estimated integer performance in MIPS (Millions of Instructions Per Second).
100%
87.7%

Sandra MultiMedia Floating Point (it/s) benchmark

100%
59.1%

    Intel Core 2 Duo E8400           Intel Core i5-3210M (PGA)

Sandra MultiMedia Integer (it/s) benchmark

100%
98.0%

Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) benchmark

Runs Whetstone test on all cores, and reports estimated floating-point performance in MFLOPS (Millions of Floating-Point Operations Per Second).
100%
63.6%

Sandra Whetstone SSE2 (MFLOPS) benchmark

Runs SSE2-enabled Whetstone test on all cores, and reports estimated floating-point performance in MFLOPS (Millions of Floating-Point Operations Per Second).
100%
56.3%

wPrime v1.55 (32M) benchmark

wPrime benchmark measures time taken to calculate square roots of numbers from 1 to 33554431.
100%
60.7%


Core 2 Duo E8400 vs i5-3210M (PGA) graphics benchmarks

Graphics benchmarks depend on the type of integrated or discrete graphics adapter, and to less extent on the processor performance. Because these benchmarks are synthetic, they may not truly represent gaming performance. However, they still can be used to estimate whether one processor will perform faster or slower than another CPU in games and other 3D tasks.

Important! The processors were tested using different types of graphics adapters, that may not be suitable for comparison.

    Intel Core 2 Duo E8400           Intel Core i5-3210M (PGA)

3DMark2001 score benchmark

Runs a series of game simulations and feature tests to measure graphics and 3D game performance of discrete and integrated GPUs. It utilizes a single CPU core, and it is compatible with DirectX 8 and later APIs.
100%
57.2%

CINEBENCH R10 OpenGL score benchmark

100%
67.4%


Core 2 Duo E8400 vs i5-3210M (PGA) memory performance

Memory-intensive tests or programs move large amounts of data to/from memory, and they depend more on memory throughput and the size of on-chip caches, rather than on CPU integer/FP/SIMD performance.


    Intel Core 2 Duo E8400           Intel Core i5-3210M (PGA)

7Zip compressing/decompressing speed (1 thread) benchmark

100%
77.3%

WinRAR compressing/decompressing speed benchmark

100%
53.9%

CPUIDs

The table below compares two random CPUID records for Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 and Intel Core i5-3210M (PGA) microprocessors, that were submitted to our CPUID database. Please note that different steppings of Intel processors, identified by S-spec numbers or CPUID, may have slightly different features. For that reason the comparison table below only applies to CPUs with specific S-Spec number / CPUID.

  CPUID 1 CPUID 2
ManufacturerIntel
CPU FamilyCore 2 DuoCore i5 Mobile
Model / Processor NumberE8400i5-3210M
Frequency 2808 MHz
CWID version0.20.5
Part numberEU80570PJ0806MAW8063801032301
S-Spec / Stepping CodeSLAPLSR0MZ
 
General information
VendorGenuineIntel
Processor name (BIOS)Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3210M CPU @ 2.50GHz
Cores2
Logical processors24
Processor typeOriginal OEM Processor
CPUID signature10676306A9
Family 6 (06h)
Model23 (017h)58 (03Ah)
Stepping 6 (06h) 9 (09h)
TLB/Cache details64-byte Prefetching
Data TLB: 4-KB Pages, 4-way set associative, 256 entries
Data TLB: 4-MB Pages, 4-way set associative, 32 entries
Instruction TLB: 2-MB pages, 4-way, 8 entries or 4M pages, 4-way, 4 entries
Instruction TLB: 4-KB Pages, 4-way set associative, 128 entries
L1 Data TLB: 4-KB pages, 4-way set associative, 16 entries
L1 Data TLB: 4-MB pages, 4-way set associative, 16 entries
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: Associativity8-way set associative
L1 data: Comments Direct-mapped
L1 data: Line size64 bytes
L1 data: Size32 KB2 x 32 KB
L1 instruction: Associativity8-way set associative
L1 instruction: Comments Direct-mapped
L1 instruction: Line size64 bytes
L1 instruction: Size32 KB2 x 32 KB
L2: Associativity16-way set associative8-way set associative
L2: Comments Non-inclusive|Direct-mapped
L2: Line size64 bytes
L2: Size6 MB2 x 256 KB
L3: Associativity 12-way set associative
L3: Comments Inclusive|Shared between all cores
L3: Line size 64 bytes
L3: Size 3 MB
 
Instruction set extensions
AES-+
AVX-+
F16C-+
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
SSE4.1+
SSE4.2-+
SSSE3+
 
Additional instructions
CLFLUSH+
CMOV+
CMPXCHG16B+
CMPXCHG8B+
Enhanced REP MOVSB/STOSB-+
FXSAVE/FXRSTORE+
MONITOR/MWAIT+
PCLMULDQ-+
POPCNT-+
RD/WR FSGSBASE instructions-+
RDRAND-+
RDTSCP-+
SYSENTER/SYSEXIT+
XSAVE/XRESTORE states-+
 
Major features
64-bit / Intel 64+
Enhanced SpeedStep+
Hyper-Threading Technology-+
Intel Trusted Execution technology+-
Intel Virtualization+
NX bit/XD-bit+
On-chip Floating Point Unit+
Turbo Boost-+
 
Other features
36-bit page-size extensions+
64-bit debug store+
Advanced programmable interrupt controller+
CPL qualified debug store+
Debug store+
Debugging extensions+
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-+
Self-snoop+
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+
+ - feature is supported
- - feature is not supported
Features, not supported by all processors in the table, are not displayed

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