CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3217U vs 1450 among laptop CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

6.5

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i3 3217U 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i3 3217U  based on its performance and single-core performance.

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Front view of Intel Core i3 3217U

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i3 3217U

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i3 3217U

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Significantly higher clock speed 1.8 GHz vs 1 GHz 80% higher clock speed
Much better turbo clock speed 1,050 MHz vs 400 MHz Around 2.8x better turbo clock speed
Significantly newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 28 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 105 °C vs 90 °C More than 15% higher Maximum operating temperature
Better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 2,887 vs 1,935 Around 50% better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Better PassMark (Single core) score 879 vs 505 Around 75% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better CompuBench 1.5 T-Rex score 0.86 fps vs 0.31 fps More than 2.8x better CompuBench 1.5 T-Rex score
Better 3DMark06 CPU score 2,229 vs 1,439 Around 55% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.8 GHz vs 1.06 GHz More than 70% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Higher GPU clock speed 350 MHz vs 300 MHz More than 15% higher GPU clock speed
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 3,037 vs 1,892 More than 60% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.8 GHz vs 1 GHz 80% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
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Significantly more l2 cache 2 MB vs 0.5 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Lower typical power consumption 6.5W vs 13.81W 2.1x lower typical power consumption
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Newer May, 2013 vs Jun, 2012 Release date 11 months later
Slightly better performance per watt 26.46 pt/W vs 8.99 pt/W Around 3x better performance per watt
Lower annual home energy cost 1.93 $/year vs 4.1 $/year 2.1x lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 3217U vs A6 1450

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i3 3217U
10.79 mHash/s
A6 1450
15.51 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i3 3217U
7.22 mPixels/s
A6 1450
2.39 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i3 3217U
0.86 fps
A6 1450
0.31 fps

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A6 1450
1,892

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 3217U
93,600 MB/s
A6 1450
639,700 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

A6 1450
1,509

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3217U  vs
A6 1450 
Clock speed 1.8 GHz 1 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
F16C
MMX
AVX
SSE3
SSE
BMI1
AMD64
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 17W 8W
Annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year 1.93 $/year
Performance per watt 8.99 pt/W 26.46 pt/W
Typical power consumption 13.81W 6.5W

details

Core i3 3217U  vs
A6 1450 
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 0.5 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 28 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 105°C Unknown - 90°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.8 GHz 1.06 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.8 GHz 1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.8 GHz 1.06 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4000 Radeon™ HD 8250
Latest DirectX 11.0 11.0
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 300 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,050 MHz 400 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3L-1333
DDR3RS-1600
DDR3RS-1333
DDR3L-1066
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