CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3217U vs 450 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

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CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i3 3217U 

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

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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 3DMark06 CPU score 29.1 vs 18.4 Around 60% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 2,887 vs 1,056 Around 2.8x better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 40 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better turbo clock speed 1,050 MHz vs 600 MHz 75% better turbo clock speed
Much more l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 6x more l3 cache per core
More l3 cache 3 MB vs 0.5 MB 6x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Significantly better geekbench 3 single core score 1,441 vs 642 Around 2.2x better geekbench 3 single core score
Significantly better performance per watt 6.98 pt/W vs 2.98 pt/W More than 2.2x better performance per watt
Higher Maximum operating temperature 105 °C vs 90 °C More than 15% higher Maximum operating temperature
Better CompuBench 1.5 bitcoin mining score 10.79 mHash/s vs 9.69 mHash/s More than 10% better CompuBench 1.5 bitcoin mining score
Better PassMark score 2,299 vs 770 Around 3x better PassMark score
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Newer Jun, 2012 vs Aug, 2011 Release date 10 months later
Front view of AMD E 450

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AMD E 450

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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
Significantly higher GPU clock speed 508 MHz vs 350 MHz More than 45% higher GPU clock speed
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 E 450

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i3 3217U
10.79 mHash/s
E 450
9.69 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i3 3217U
0.86 fps
E 450
0.14 fps

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

E 450
1,112

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

E 450
698

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

E 450
1,328

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

E 450
1,127

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

E 450
642

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 3217U
93,600 MB/s
E 450
53,200 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3217U  vs
E 450 
Clock speed 1.8 GHz 1.65 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
BGA 1023
Super 7
Is unlocked No No

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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3L-1333
DDR3RS-1600
DDR3RS-1333

details

Core i3 3217U  vs
E 450 
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 0.5 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 0.5 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 40 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 18 25
Operating temperature Unknown - 105°C Unknown - 90°C

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4000 Radeon™ HD 6320
Latest DirectX 11.0 11.0
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 508 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,050 MHz 600 MHz

power consumption

TDP 17W 18W
Annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year 4.34 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 14.89 $/year 15.77 $/year
Performance per watt 6.98 pt/W 2.98 pt/W
Typical power consumption 13.81W 14.63W
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