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Intel Core i3 3217U

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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 newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 40 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Higher clock speed 1.8 GHz vs 1.6 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Significantly better geekbench 3 single core score 1,441 vs 662 Around 2.2x better geekbench 3 single core score
Significantly better performance per watt 6.98 pt/W vs 2.86 pt/W Around 2.5x better performance per watt
Higher Maximum operating temperature 105 °C vs 90 °C More than 15% higher Maximum operating temperature
Better PassMark score 2,299 vs 793 Around 3x better PassMark score
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Newer Jun, 2012 vs Jan, 2011 Release date over 1 years later
Front view of AMD G G-T56N

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AMD G G-T56N

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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
Higher GPU clock speed 500 MHz vs 350 MHz Around 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 G G-T56N

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

G G-T56N
1,209

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 3217U
93,600 MB/s
G G-T56N
53,850 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3217U  vs
G G-T56N 
Clock speed 1.8 GHz 1.6 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 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 2.86 pt/W
Typical power consumption 13.81W 14.63W

details

Core i3 3217U  vs
G G-T56N 
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 8
Operating temperature Unknown - 105°C Unknown - 90°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.8 GHz 1.66 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.8 GHz 1.65 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.8 GHz 1.66 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4000 AMD Radeon HD 6310HD 6320
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 500 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
Channels Dual Channel Single Channel
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 8,533.33 MB/s
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