CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3217U vs 1450

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

3DMark06 (CPU), Passmark and GeekBench (32-bit)

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Passmark (Single Core)

Power Consumption

How much power does the processor require?

TDP

Features

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Features and specifications that differ between products

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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
Is hyperthreaded Yes vs No Somewhat common; Maximizes usage of each CPU core
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
Significantly higher Maximum Operating Temperature 105 °C vs 90 °C More than 15% higher Maximum Operating Temperature
Better PassMark (Single core) score 879 vs 505 Around 75% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.8 GHz vs 1 GHz 80% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better 3DMark06 CPU score 2,229 vs 1,439 Around 55% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Higher GPU clock speed 350 MHz vs 300 MHz More than 15% higher GPU clock speed
Better PassMark score 2,281 vs 1,516 More than 50% better PassMark score
Better geekbench (32-bit) score 2,887 vs 1,935 Around 50% better geekbench (32-bit) score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.8 GHz vs 1 GHz 80% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD A6 1450

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AMD A6 1450

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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
Significantly more l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Lower typical power consumption 6.5W vs 13.81W 2.1x lower typical power consumption
Newer May, 2013 vs Jun, 2012 Release date 11 months later
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

GeekBench (32-bit)

A6 1450
1,935

GeekBench

A6 1450
1,935

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

A6 1450
1,439

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
Is hyperthreaded Yes 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 19.37 pt/W 25.16 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 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.8 GHz 1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.8 GHz 1 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
Intel Core i3 3217U
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AMD A6 1450
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