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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 45 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
More l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 1.25 MB/core 20% more l3 cache per core
Front view of AMD Opteron 61-1

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AMD Opteron 61-1

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Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 0.5 MB 8x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 4 vs 1 3 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
More l3 cache 10 MB vs 3 MB More than 3.2x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More cores 8 vs 2 6 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core

Features Key features of the Core i3 3217U  vs Opteron 61-1 

clock speed

Core i3 3217U
1.8 GHz
Opteron 61-1
1.6 GHz

L2 cache

L3 cache

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3217U  vs
Opteron 61-1 
Clock speed 1.8 GHz 1.6 GHz
Cores Dual core Octa core
Socket type
BGA 1023
G34

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3

details

Core i3 3217U  vs
Opteron 61-1 
Threads 4 8
L2 cache 0.5 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 10 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 4

power consumption

Typical power consumption 13.81W N/A

bus

Architecture DMI 2.0 HyperTransport 3.0
Intel Core i3 3217U
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