CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3217U vs 4500M

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

3DMark06 (CPU), Passmark, GeekBench (32-bit) and GeekBench (64-bit)

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Passmark (Single Core)

Power Consumption

How much power does the processor require?

TDP

Features

How does CPUBoss rank the features of each product?

Features and specifications that differ between products

CPUBoss Score

Performance, Single-core Performance, Power Consumption and Features

Winner
Intel Core i3 3217U 

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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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Is hyperthreaded Yes vs No Somewhat common; Maximizes usage of each CPU core
Newer manufacturing process 22 nms vs 32 nms A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly lower typical power consumption 13.81W vs 28.44W 2.1x lower typical power consumption
Higher Maximum Operating Temperature 105 °C vs 100 °C 5% higher Maximum Operating Temperature
Better performance per watt 20.45 pt/W vs 9.8 pt/W More than 2x better performance per watt
Slightly better 3DMark11 physics score 2,570 vs 2,080 Around 25% better 3DMark11 physics score
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year vs 8.43 $/year 2.1x lower annual home energy cost
Front view of AMD A8 4500M

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AMD A8 4500M

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Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 0.5 MB 8x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much better performance per dollar 13.72 pt/$ vs 1.55 pt/$ Around 9x better performance per dollar
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.33 GHz vs 1.8 GHz Around 30% better overclocked clock speed (Air)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 3217U vs A8 4500M

GeekBench (32-bit)

A8 4500M
3,173

GeekBench (64-bit)

A8 4500M
3,036

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

A8 4500M
2,080
Core i3 3217U A8 4500M @ community.futuremark.com

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

A8 4500M
2,438

Passmark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3217U  vs
A8 4500M 
Clock speed 1.8 GHz 1.9 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Is unlocked No No
Is hyperthreaded Yes No

features

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

gpu

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4000 Radeon™ HD 7640G
Latest DirectX 11.0 11.0

details

Core i3 3217U  vs
A8 4500M 
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 0.5 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nms 32 nms
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 105°C Unknown - 100°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.8 GHz 2.33 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.8 GHz 1.9 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.8 GHz 2.33 GHz

power consumption

TDP 17W 35W
Annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year 8.43 $/year
Performance per watt 20.45 pt/W 9.8 pt/W
Typical power consumption 13.81W 28.44W
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