ProductCore i5-3230MCore i3-7100
Brand Intel Intel
Street Price (Approx) ~ $225
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~ $110
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# CPU Cores 22
Frequency (GHz) 2.6 GHz3.9 GHz
Cache (MB) 33
TDP (Watts) 35 W51 W
Product Segment MobileDesktop
Status ReleasedReleased
Announced On 2013-01-012017-01-01
TechnicalsCore i5-3230MCore i3-7100
Dimensions (2D) 31x31 mm37.5x37.5 mm
Conflict Free? 11
# CPU Cores 22
Threads/Core 44
Frequency (GHz) 2.6 GHz3.9 GHz
Turbo Frequency (GHz) 3.2 GHz
Cache (MB) 33
Instructions Width (bits) 6464
Instructions Extensions AVXSSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Lithography Process (nm) 22 nm14 nm
TDP (Watts) 35 W51 W
Max RAM 32 GB64 GB
RAM Types DDR3/L/-RS 1333/1600DDR4-2133/2400, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V
# Memory Channels 22
Memory Bandwidth (GB/Sec) 25.6GB/s
Max CPU Temp. 105
Max CPU / Package 11
GPU Intel® HD Graphics 630
PCI-E Version 33
PCI-E Configurations 1x16, 2x8, 1x8 2x4
PCI-E Max Lanes # 116
Compatible Sockets FCBGA1023FCLGA1151
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 Yes
Intel 64 YesYes
Intel MyWiFi Yes
Idle States YesYes
Enhanced Speedstep Yes
Thermal MonitoringTech. YesYes
Flex Memory Yes
Intel ID Protect YesYes
Intel SIPP No
Intel AES New Instructions YesYes
Intel Secure Key YesYes
Intel SGX Yes
Intel MPX Yes
Intel OS Guard Yes
Trusted Execution No
Execution Disable YesYes

 

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