ProductCore i5-3230MCore i3-7100
BrandIntel Intel
Street Price (Approx)~ $225
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~ $110
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# CPU Cores22
Frequency (GHz)2.6 GHz3.9 GHz
Cache (MB)33
TDP (Watts)35 W51 W
Product SegmentMobileDesktop
Announced On2013-01-012017-01-01
TechnicalsCore i5-3230MCore i3-7100
Dimensions (2D)31x31 mm37.5x37.5 mm
Conflict Free?11
# CPU Cores22
Frequency (GHz)2.6 GHz3.9 GHz
Turbo Frequency (GHz)3.2 GHz
Cache (MB)33
Instructions Width (bits)6464
Instructions ExtensionsAVXSSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Lithography Process (nm)22 nm14 nm
TDP (Watts)35 W51 W
Max RAM32 GB64 GB
RAM TypesDDR3/L/-RS 1333/1600DDR4-2133/2400, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V
# Memory Channels22
Memory Bandwidth (GB/Sec)25.6GB/s
Max CPU Temp.105
Max CPU / Package11
GPUIntel® HD Graphics 630
PCI-E Version33
PCI-E Configurations1x16, 2x8, 1x8 2x4
PCI-E Max Lanes #116
Compatible SocketsFCBGA1023FCLGA1151
Intel Turbo Boost Version2
Intel V-ProNoNo
Intel Hyper-ThreadYesYes
Intel Virtualization (VTX)YesYes
Intel Directed I/O (VTD)NoYes
Intel Ext. Page Tables (EPT)YesYes
Intel TSX Sync. ExtensionsYes
Intel 64YesYes
Intel MyWiFiYes
Idle StatesYesYes
Enhanced SpeedstepYes
Thermal MonitoringTech.YesYes
Flex MemoryYes
Intel ID ProtectYesYes
Intel SIPPNo
Intel AES New InstructionsYesYes
Intel Secure KeyYesYes
Intel SGXYes
Intel MPXYes
Intel OS GuardYes
Trusted ExecutionNo
Execution DisableYesYes


Intel Core i5-3230M vs. Intel Core i3-7100 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