ProductCore i5-3230MCore i5-4200U
BrandIntel Intel
Street Price (Approx)~ $225
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~ $281
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# CPU Cores22
Frequency (GHz)2.6 GHz1.6 GHz
Cache (MB)33
TDP (Watts)35 W15 W
Product SegmentMobileMobile
Announced On2013-01-012013-06-01
TechnicalsCore i5-3230MCore i5-4200U
Dimensions (2D)31x31 mm40x40 mm
Conflict Free?11
# CPU Cores22
Frequency (GHz)2.6 GHz1.6 GHz
Turbo Frequency (GHz)3.2 GHz2.6 GHz
Cache (MB)33
Instructions Width (bits)6464
Instructions ExtensionsAVXSSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Lithography Process (nm)22 nm22 nm
TDP (Watts)35 W15 W
Max RAM32 GB16 GB
RAM TypesDDR3/L/-RS 1333/1600DDR3L 1333/1600, LPDDR3 1333/1600
# Memory Channels22
Memory Bandwidth (GB/Sec)25.6GB/s25.6GB/s
Max CPU Temp.105100
Max CPU / Package11
PCI-E Version32
PCI-E Configurations1x16, 2x8, 1x8 2x44x1, 2x4
PCI-E Max Lanes #112
Compatible SocketsFCBGA1023FCBGA1168
Intel Turbo Boost Version22
Intel V-ProNoNo
Intel Hyper-ThreadYesYes
Intel Virtualization (VTX)YesYes
Intel Directed I/O (VTD)NoNo
Intel Ext. Page Tables (EPT)YesYes
Intel TSX Sync. ExtensionsNo
Intel 64YesYes
Intel MyWiFiYes
Idle StatesYesYes
Thermal MonitoringTech.YesYes
Flex MemoryYes
Intel ID ProtectYesYes
Intel AES New InstructionsYesYes
Intel Secure KeyYesYes
Trusted ExecutionNoNo
Execution DisableYesYes


Intel Core i5-3230M vs. Intel Core i5-4200U 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