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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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Much better geekbench 3 AES single core score 93,600 MB/s vs 49.5 MB/s Around 1891x better geekbench 3 AES single core score
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly better performance per watt 6.94 pt/W vs 1.85 pt/W More than 3.8x better performance per watt
Front view of AMD Athlon Neo X2 6850e

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AMD Athlon Neo X2 6850e

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More l2 cache 1 MB vs 0.5 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 3217U vs Athlon Neo X2 6850e

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 3217U
93,600 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3217U  vs
Athlon Neo X2 6850e 
Clock speed 1.8 GHz 1.8 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
BGA 1023
AM2

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

details

Core i3 3217U  vs
Athlon Neo X2 6850e 
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 0.5 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

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

power consumption

TDP 17W 22W
Annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year 5.3 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 14.89 $/year 19.27 $/year
Performance per watt 6.94 pt/W 1.85 pt/W
Typical power consumption 13.81W 17.88W
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