CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3217U vs C-60 among all CPUs

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

7.8

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i3 3217U 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i3 3217U  based on its performance and single-core performance.

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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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Much better 3DMark06 CPU score 29.1 vs 19.5 Around 50% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Much better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score 7.22 mPixels/s vs 1 mPixels/s Around 7.2x better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score
Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 2,887 vs 777 Around 3.8x better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Significantly higher clock speed 1.8 GHz vs 1 GHz 80% higher clock speed
Much better turbo clock speed 1,050 MHz vs 400 MHz Around 2.8x better turbo clock speed
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 40 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly better geekbench 3 single core score 1,441 vs 469 More than 3x better geekbench 3 single core score
Significantly better performance per watt 6.98 pt/W vs 3.96 pt/W More than 75% better performance per watt
Higher GPU clock speed 350 MHz vs 276 MHz More than 25% higher GPU clock speed
Better PassMark score 2,299 vs 542 Around 4.2x better PassMark score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.8 GHz vs 1.34 GHz Around 35% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Newer Jun, 2012 vs Aug, 2011 Release date 10 months later
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.8 GHz vs 1 GHz 80% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
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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
Lower typical power consumption 7.31W vs 13.81W More than 45% lower typical power consumption
Lower annual home energy cost 2.17 $/year vs 4.1 $/year More than 45% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 7.88 $/year vs 14.89 $/year More than 45% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 3217U vs AMD C-60

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i3 3217U
10.79 mHash/s
AMD C-60
5.79 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i3 3217U
7.22 mPixels/s
AMD C-60
1 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i3 3217U
0.86 fps
AMD C-60
0.07 fps

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
AMD C-60
38,550 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3217U  vs
AMD C-60 
Clock speed 1.8 GHz 1 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core

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 9W
Annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year 2.17 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 14.89 $/year 7.88 $/year
Performance per watt 6.98 pt/W 3.96 pt/W
Typical power consumption 13.81W 7.31W

details

Core i3 3217U  vs
AMD C-60 
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 40 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 18 5

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.8 GHz 1.34 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.8 GHz 1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.8 GHz 1.34 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4000 AMD Radeon HD 6290
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 276 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
DDR3-1066
DDR3L-1333
DDR3RS-1600
DDR3RS-1333
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