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Intel Core i5-3230M @ 2.60GHz vs Intel Core i3-3120M @ 2.50GHz

The values for the CPUs below are determined from thousands of PerformanceTest benchmark results and are updated daily.

×Intel Core i5-3230M @ 2.60GHz×Intel Core i3-3120M @ 2.50GHz+ ADD
Price$217.421$28.9 BUY NOW!
Socket TypePGA988PGA988
CPU ClassLaptopLaptop
Clockspeed2.6 GHz2.5 GHz
Turbo SpeedUp to 3.2 GHzNot Supported
# of Physical Cores2 (2 logical cores per physical)2 (2 logical cores per physical)
Max TDP35W35W
Yearly Running Cost$6.39$6.39
First Seen on ChartQ1 2013Q1 2012
# of Samples47981110
Single Thread Rating15771285
CPU Mark39473227

CPU Mark Rating
As of 27th of January 2020 - Higher results represent better performance
Intel Core i5-3230M @ 2.60GHz
3,947
Intel Core i3-3120M @ 2.50GHz
3,227
CPU Value (CPU Mark / $Price)
As of 27th of January 2020 - Higher results represent better value
Intel Core i5-3230M @ 2.60GHz
18.16
Intel Core i3-3120M @ 2.50GHz
111.69
CPU Single Thread Rating
As of 27th of January 2020 - Higher results represent better performance
Intel Core i5-3230M @ 2.60GHz
1,577
Intel Core i3-3120M @ 2.50GHz
1,285

Estimated Energy Usage Cost
Estimated Energy Adjustable Values
Average hours of use per dayAverage CPU Utilization (0-100%)1Power cost, $ per kWh2
1Average user usage is typically low and can vary from task to task. An estimate load 25% is nominal.
2Typical power costs vary around the world. Check your last power bill for details. Values of $0.15 to $0.45 per kWh are typical.
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Max TDP35W35W
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Shown CPU power usage is based on linear interpolation of Max TDP (i.e. max load). Actual CPU power profile may vary.