ProductCore i5-3230MCore i3-5005U
Brand Intel Intel
Street Price (Approx) ~ $225
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~ $275
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# CPU Cores 22
Frequency (GHz) 2.6 GHz2 GHz
Cache (MB) 3
TDP (Watts) 35 W15 W
Product Segment MobileMobile
Status ReleasedReleased
Announced On 2013-01-012015-01-01
TechnicalsCore i5-3230MCore i3-5005U
Dimensions (2D) 31x31 mm40x40 mm
Conflict Free? 11
# CPU Cores 22
Threads/Core 44
Frequency (GHz) 2.6 GHz2 GHz
Turbo Frequency (GHz) 3.2 GHz
Cache (MB) 3
Instructions Width (bits) 6464
Instructions Extensions AVXSSE 4.1/4.2 AVX 2.0
Lithography Process (nm) 22 nm14 nm
TDP (Watts) 35 W15 W
TDP Down (W) 10
TDP Frequency (W) 0.6
Max RAM 32 GB16 GB
RAM Types DDR3/L/-RS 1333/1600DDR3L 1333/1600 LPDDR 1333 /1600
# Memory Channels 22
Memory Bandwidth (GB/Sec) 25.6GB/s25.6GB/s
Max CPU Temp. 105105
Max CPU / Package 11
PCI-E Version 32
PCI-E Configurations 1x16, 2x8, 1x8 2x44x1 2x4
PCI-E Max Lanes # 112
Compatible Sockets FCBGA1023FCBGA1168
Intel Turbo Boost Version 2
Intel V-Pro NoNo
Intel Hyper-Thread YesYes
Intel Virtualization (VTX) YesYes
Intel Directed I/O (VTD) NoYes
Intel Ext. Page Tables (EPT) YesYes
Intel TSX Sync. Extensions No
Intel 64 YesYes
Intel MyWiFi Yes
Idle States YesYes
Thermal MonitoringTech. YesYes
Flex Memory YesYes
Intel ID Protect YesYes
Intel SIPP No
Intel SMB Advantage Yes
Smart Response Technology Yes
Intel AES New Instructions YesYes
Intel Secure Key YesYes
Intel OS Guard Yes
Trusted Execution NoNo
Execution Disable YesYes


Intel Core i5-3230M vs. Intel Core i3-5005U Specs & Speed Benchmarks

CPU Speed

These tests are designed to stress the CPU components of the processor

Geekbench 4 Multi, Higher is better

Geekbench 4 Single, Higher is better

Memory Bandwidth (GB/Sec), Higher is better


Performance/Price (Value)

Some of the same tests as above, but shown as a relation to the price. This shows what performance you get for each additional dollar spent. The higher the score, and the more value you get for your money

Geekbench 4 Multi / Price, Higher is better