ProductCore i5-3230MCore i5-3320M
Brand Intel Intel
Street Price (Approx) ~ $225
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~ $225
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# CPU Cores 22
Frequency (GHz) 2.6 GHz2.6 GHz
Cache (MB) 33
TDP (Watts) 35 W35 W
Product Segment MobileMobile
Status ReleasedReleased
Announced On 2013-01-012012-03-01
TechnicalsCore i5-3230MCore i5-3320M
Dimensions (2D) 31x31 mm37.5x37.5 mm
Conflict Free? 11
# CPU Cores 22
Threads/Core 44
Frequency (GHz) 2.6 GHz2.6 GHz
Turbo Frequency (GHz) 3.2 GHz3.3 GHz
Cache (MB) 33
Instructions Width (bits) 6464
Instructions Extensions AVXAVX
Lithography Process (nm) 22 nm22 nm
TDP (Watts) 35 W35 W
Max RAM 32 GB32 GB
RAM Types DDR3/L/-RS 1333/1600DDR3/L/-RS 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 33
PCI-E Configurations 1x16, 2x8, 1x8 2x41x16, 2x8, 1x8 2x4
PCI-E Max Lanes # 11
Compatible Sockets FCBGA1023FCBGA1023, FCPGA988
Intel Turbo Boost Version 22
Intel V-Pro NoYes
Intel Hyper-Thread YesYes
Intel Virtualization (VTX) YesYes
Intel Directed I/O (VTD) NoYes
Intel Ext. Page Tables (EPT) YesYes
Intel 64 YesYes
Intel MyWiFi YesYes
Idle States YesYes
Thermal MonitoringTech. YesYes
Flex Memory YesYes
Intel ID Protect YesYes
Intel AES New Instructions YesYes
Intel Secure Key YesYes
Trusted Execution NoYes
Execution Disable YesYes


Intel Core i5-3230M vs. Intel Core i5-3320M 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