Core i3-8130U vs Core i5-2310 benchmarks
In our benchmarks, the Core i5-2310 beats the Core i3-8130U in overall performance. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i3-8130U in all gaming tests too.
When comparing core counts for these CPUs, we notice that the Core i5-2310 has significantly more cores with 4 cores compared to the Core i3-8130U that has 2 cores. But they both have the same number of threads. These CPUs have different clock speeds. Indeed, the Core i5-2310 has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Core i3-8130U. Despite this, the Core i3-8130U has a slightly higher turbo speed. A Core i3-8130U CPU outputs less heat than a Core i5-2310 CPU because of its significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.
Modern CPUs generally have more logical cores than physical cores, this means that each core is split into multiple virtual cores, improving efficiency for parallel workloads. Indeed, the Core i3-8130U has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.