CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3217U vs 3410MX among laptop CPUs (over 15W)

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

No winner declared

Too close to call

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i3 3217U

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Intel Core i3 3217U

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Intel Core i3 3217U vs the AMD A6 3410MX.

Front view of AMD A6 3410MX

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AMD A6 3410MX

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 3217U vs A6 3410MX

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i3 3217U
10.79 mHash/s
A6 3410MX
23.74 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i3 3217U
0.86 fps
A6 3410MX
0.26 fps

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

A6 3410MX
1,487

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

A6 3410MX
3,133

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A6 3410MX
3,212

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 3410MX
77,850 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

A6 3410MX
2,073

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3217U  vs
A6 3410MX 
Clock speed 1.8 GHz 1.6 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Is unlocked No Yes

features

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

power consumption

TDP 17W 45W
Annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year 10.84 $/year
Performance per watt 6.98 pt/W 2.32 pt/W
Typical power consumption 13.81W 36.56W

details

Core i3 3217U  vs
A6 3410MX 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 0.5 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 1 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 18 12
Operating temperature Unknown - 105°C Unknown - 100°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.8 GHz 2.87 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.8 GHz 1.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.8 GHz 2.87 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4000 Radeon™ HD 6520G
Latest DirectX 11.0 11.0
GPU clock speed 350 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
Intel Core i3 3217U
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AMD A6 3410MX
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