Intel Core i5-3230M Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Intel Core i5-3230M is a 2 core processor. It can handle 4 threads simultaneously and was introduced in Q1/2013. The Intel Core i5-3230M is based on the 3. generation of the Intel Core i5 series and requires a mainboard with the socket BGA 1023. The Intel Core i5-3230M scores 672 points with one CPU core in the Geekbench 5 benchmark. When using all CPU cores, the result is 1,432 points.
Intel Core i5-3230M

At a glance

Name: Intel Core i5-3230M
Family: Intel Core i5 (334)
CPU group: Intel Core i 3000M (29)
Architecture: Ivy Bridge H
Technology: 22 nm
Segment: Mobile
Generation: 3
Predecessor: --
Successor: --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The 2 CPU cores of the Intel Core i5-3230M clock with 2.60 GHz (3.20 GHz). The number of CPU cores and the clock frequency of the processor are largely responsible for the overall performance.

CPU Cores / Threads: 2 / 4
Core architecture: normal
Cores: 2x
Hyperthreading / SMT: Yes
Overclocking: No
Frequency: 2.60 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): 3.20 GHz
Turbo Frequency (2 Cores): --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

With the Intel HD Graphics 4000, the Intel Core i5-3230M has an build in graphic solution. It has 16 SM processors, which have a total of 128 texture shaders. The iGPU not only enables games, but also significantly accelerates video playback.

GPU name: Intel HD Graphics 4000
GPU frequency: 0.65 GHz
GPU (Turbo): 1.10 GHz
Compute units: 16
Shader: 128
Hardware Raytracing: No
Release date: Q1/2011
Max. displays: 3
Generation: 7
Direct X: 11.0
Technology: 22 nm
Max. GPU Memory: 2 GB
Frame Generation: No

Hardware codec support

Processors that have an integrated graphics can play videos faster and more efficiently. This can have a positive effect on the battery life of notebooks, for example.

h265 / HEVC (8 bit): No
h265 / HEVC (10 bit): No
h264: Decode / Encode
VP8: No
VP9: No
AV1: No
AVC: Decode / Encode
VC-1: Decode
JPEG: Decode

Memory & PCIe

The Intel Core i5-3230M supports up to 32 GB memory in up to 2 (Dual Channel) memory channels. This results in a maximum memory bandwidth of 25.6 GB/s.

Memory type: Memory bandwidth:
DDR3-1600
25.6 GB/s
Max. Memory: 32 GB
Memory channels: 2 (Dual Channel)
ECC: No
PCIe: 3.0 x 16
PCIe Bandwidth: 15.8 GB/s

Thermal Management

With the TDP, the processor manufacturer specifies the cooling solution required for the processor. The Intel Core i5-3230M has a TDP of 35 W.

TDP (PL1 / PBP): 35 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: --

Technical details

The Intel Core i5-3230M has a 3.00 MB large cache. The processor is manufactured in 22 nm. Modern production increases the efficiency of the processor.

Technology: 22 nm
Chip design: Monolithic
Socket: BGA 1023
L2-Cache: --
L3-Cache: 3.00 MB
AES-NI: Yes
Operating systems: Windows 10, Linux
Virtualization: VT-x, VT-x EPT
Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions: SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX
Release date: Q1/2013
Release price: --
Part Number: --
Documents: Technical data sheet

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Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Intel Core i5-3230M have been carefully checked by us. We only publish benchmark results that have been created by us or that have been submitted by a visitor and then checked by a team member. All results are based on and fullfill our benchmark guidelines.


Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i5-2400S Intel Core i5-2400S
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
676
Intel Core m3-7Y30 Intel Core m3-7Y30
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
675
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c+ Gen 3 Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c+ Gen 3
8C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
675
Intel Core i5-3230M Intel Core i5-3230M
2C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
672
MediaTek Dimensity 1000L MediaTek Dimensity 1000L
8C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
672
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2500U AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2500U
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
672
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
672

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core i3-7100U Intel Core i3-7100U
2C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
1436
AMD A8-7650K AMD A8-7650K
4C 4T @ 3.80 GHz
1433
Intel Core i5-4300U Intel Core i5-4300U
2C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
1433
Intel Core i5-3230M Intel Core i5-3230M
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
1432
Intel Core i7-2640M Intel Core i7-2640M
2C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
1431
AMD A10-6700 AMD A10-6700
4C 4T @ 4.30 GHz
1431
Intel Pentium G4400T Intel Pentium G4400T
2C 2T @ 2.90 GHz
1430

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
Intel Core i3-2130 Intel Core i3-2130
2C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
569
Intel Xeon X3440 Intel Xeon X3440
4C 8T @ 2.93 GHz
569
Intel Core i7-940 Intel Core i7-940
4C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
568
Intel Core i5-3230M Intel Core i5-3230M
2C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
565
Intel Core i7-3612QE Intel Core i7-3612QE
4C 8T @ 3.10 GHz
565
Intel Core i5-2310 Intel Core i5-2310
4C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
565
Intel Celeron G3900T Intel Celeron G3900T
2C 2T @ 2.60 GHz
565

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
Intel Celeron G3920 Intel Celeron G3920
2C 2T @ 2.90 GHz
1136
Intel Celeron G3930 Intel Celeron G3930
2C 2T @ 2.90 GHz
1136
Intel Pentium G4500T Intel Pentium G4500T
2C 2T @ 3.00 GHz
1136
Intel Core i5-3230M Intel Core i5-3230M
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
1128
Samsung Exynos 9611 Samsung Exynos 9611
8C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
1126
Intel Celeron G4900 Intel Celeron G4900
2C 2T @ 3.10 GHz
1114
Intel Core i3-3210 Intel Core i3-3210
2C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
1113

iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.
Intel Core i3-3227U Intel Core i3-3227U
Intel HD Graphics 4000 @ 1.10 GHz
282
Intel Core i5-3210M Intel Core i5-3210M
Intel HD Graphics 4000 @ 1.10 GHz
282
Intel Core i5-3337U Intel Core i5-3337U
Intel HD Graphics 4000 @ 1.10 GHz
282
Intel Core i5-3230M Intel Core i5-3230M
Intel HD Graphics 4000 @ 1.10 GHz
282
AMD A9-9420e AMD A9-9420e
AMD Radeon R5 (Stoney Ridge) @ 0.72 GHz
276
AMD A6-9220C AMD A6-9220C
AMD Radeon R5 (Stoney Ridge) @ 0.72 GHz
276
AMD A6-5357M AMD A6-5357M
AMD Radeon HD 8450G @ 0.72 GHz
276

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
Intel Celeron N4120 Intel Celeron N4120
4C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
2542
Intel Core i5-4310U Intel Core i5-4310U
2C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
2533
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9700 Intel Core 2 Quad Q9700
4C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
2532
Intel Core i5-3230M Intel Core i5-3230M
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
2531
AMD A9-9410 AMD A9-9410
2C 2T @ 3.20 GHz
2530
Intel Core i7-8500Y Intel Core i7-8500Y
2C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
2526
AMD A10-4655M AMD A10-4655M
4C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
2526

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
Intel Core i5-6300U Intel Core i5-6300U
2C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
272
Intel Xeon E5450 Intel Xeon E5450
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
271
Intel Core i3-2120 Intel Core i3-2120
2C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
268
Intel Core i5-3230M Intel Core i5-3230M
2C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
254
Intel Core i3-2100 Intel Core i3-2100
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
253
Intel Core2 Duo E8400 Intel Core2 Duo E8400
2C 2T @ 3.00 GHz
252
Intel Core i5-6200U Intel Core i5-6200U
2C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
252

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
Intel Pentium Silver N5000 Intel Pentium Silver N5000
4C 4T @ 1.10 GHz
740
AMD FX-4300 AMD FX-4300
4C 4T @ 3.80 GHz
739
Intel Core i3-2100 Intel Core i3-2100
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
738
Intel Core i5-3230M Intel Core i5-3230M
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
735
Intel Core i5-650 Intel Core i5-650
2C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
735
AMD A10-7850K AMD A10-7850K
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
729
Intel Core i5-2540M Intel Core i5-2540M
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
723

Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core m3-7Y30 Intel Core m3-7Y30
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
107
Intel Core M-5Y51 Intel Core M-5Y51
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
107
Intel Core M-5Y70 Intel Core M-5Y70
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
107
Intel Core i5-3230M Intel Core i5-3230M
2C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
106
Intel Core i5-3210M Intel Core i5-3210M
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
106
Intel Celeron G1840 Intel Celeron G1840
2C 2T @ 2.80 GHz
106
Intel Celeron G1830 Intel Celeron G1830
2C 2T @ 2.80 GHz
106

Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD A10-6790K AMD A10-6790K
4C 4T @ 4.30 GHz
260
Intel Core i3-3240T Intel Core i3-3240T
2C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
260
Intel Core i5-4300U Intel Core i5-4300U
2C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
260
Intel Core i5-3230M Intel Core i5-3230M
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
258
Intel Celeron G5900 Intel Celeron G5900
2C 2T @ 3.40 GHz
258
Intel Core i5-3210M Intel Core i5-3210M
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
258
Intel Core i5-4310U Intel Core i5-4310U
2C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
258

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