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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

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Intel Core i3 3217U

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Newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 28 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly better performance per watt 6.98 pt/W vs 3.09 pt/W More than 2.2x better performance per watt
Better geekbench 3 single core score 1,441 vs 920 More than 55% better geekbench 3 single core score
Better PassMark score 2,299 vs 1,106 More than 2x better PassMark score
Front view of AMD G-Series GX-217GA

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AMD G-Series GX-217GA

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Higher GPU clock speed 450 MHz vs 350 MHz Around 30% higher GPU clock speed
Newer Jun, 2013 vs Jun, 2012 Release date 11 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 3217U vs G-Series GX-217GA

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
G-Series GX-217GA
838.8 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3217U  vs
G-Series GX-217GA 
Clock speed 1.8 GHz 1.65 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
F16C
MMX
AVX
SSE3
SSE
BMI1
AMD64
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
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
Channels Dual Channel Single Channel
Supports ECC No Yes
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 12,800 MB/s

details

Core i3 3217U  vs
G-Series GX-217GA 
Manufacture process 22 nm 28 nm

overclocking

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

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4000 AMD Radeon HD 8280E
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 450 MHz

power consumption

TDP 17W 15W
Annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year 3.61 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 14.89 $/year 13.14 $/year
Performance per watt 6.98 pt/W 3.09 pt/W
Typical power consumption 13.81W 12.19W
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