Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 advantages
- This microprocessor comes with higher base frequency than the Core i5-3210M CPU.
Intel Core i5-3210M (PGA) advantages
- The Intel Core i5-3210M processor has Hyper-Threading technology, which doubles the number of threads that the microprocessor can run at once.
- The Intel Core i5-3210M processor incorporates SSE4.2 instructions.
- The CPU supports Advanced Encryption Standard extension to the instruction set. This technology accelerates AES encryption and decryption, and is beneficial if you run applications, that secure your disk or network data.
- The Intel i5-3210M has AVX and F16C instructions, introduced in the recent past. These extensions are not extensively used by programs yet, but their support should improve in future applications.
- The microprocessor features integrated HD 4000 GPU. This graphics unit replaces low-end graphics card, and thus lowers the cost of the system.
- The processor is 46% more energy efficient.
E8400 vs i5-3210M specifications comparison
The charts below compare the most important characteristics of the Intel i5-3210M and E8400 CPUs. These features, as well as an IPC (instructions per cycle) number, determine how well a CPU performs. The "Number of cores / threads" graph shows the number of cores (darker area). Lighter area on the graph corresponds to the number of additional threads, offered 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. Although 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 2 Duo E8400 - Intel Core i5-3210M (PGA)
Detailed side by side comparison of Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 vs Intel Core i5-3210M (PGA) specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab.
Pros and Cons summary
|Core 2 Duo E8400|| ||Core i5-3210M (PGA)|
Runs at higher base frequency
Can handle more threads at once,
Supports SSE4.2 / AVX / F16C instructions,
Comes with HD 4000 GPU,
Does not support as many threads,
Lacks some instructions,
No on-chip graphics,
Requires considerably more power,
Operates at lower base frequency
Similar processors use the same socket and architecture as E8400 and i5-3210M.
Please visit Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 and Intel Core i5-3210M (PGA) pages for more complete specifications of both microprocessors.
| ||Intel Core 2 Duo E8400||Intel Core i5-3210M (PGA)|
|Family||Core 2 Duo||Core i5 Mobile|
|CPU part number||AT80570PJ0806M|
|Box part number||BX80570E8400|
|Introduction date||January 7, 2008||June 3, 2012|
|Core name||Wolfdale||Ivy Bridge|
|Data width (bits)||64|
|Socket||Socket 775||Socket G2|
|Turbo Frequency (MHz)|| ||3100 / 2900|
|Bus speed (MHz)||1333|| |
|L1 cache||64 KB (code) / 64 KB (data)|
|L2 cache (KB)||6144||512|
|L3 cache (KB)|| ||3072|
|Max temperature (°C)||72.4||105|
|Max power dissipation (Watt)||100.31|| |
|Core voltage (V)||0.85 - 1.3625|| |
|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||None||HD 4000|
|Integrated Memory Controller(s)|
|The number of controllers||0||1|
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