CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3217U vs 4455M 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

7.2

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i3 3217U 

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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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Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 3217U vs A6 4455M

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i3 3217U
10.79 mHash/s
A6 4455M
23.54 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i3 3217U
7.22 mPixels/s
A6 4455M
2.85 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i3 3217U
0.86 fps
A6 4455M
0.29 fps

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A6 4455M
1,670

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A6 4455M
1,111

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 3217U
93,600 MB/s
A6 4455M
1,305,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

A6 4455M
1,278

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3217U  vs
A6 4455M 
Clock speed 1.8 GHz 2.1 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 17W 17W
Annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year 4.1 $/year
Performance per watt 7.03 pt/W 20.74 pt/W
Typical power consumption 13.81W 13.81W

details

Core i3 3217U  vs
A6 4455M 
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 0.5 MB 2 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 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 18 21
Operating temperature Unknown - 105°C Unknown - 100°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.8 GHz 2.1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.8 GHz 2.1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.8 GHz 2.1 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4000 Radeon™ HD 7500G
Latest DirectX 11.0 11.0
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 327 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,050 MHz 424 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3L-1333
DDR3RS-1600
DDR3RS-1333
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 21,333.32 MB/s
Intel Core i3 3217U
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AMD A6 4455M
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