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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 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 105 °C vs 55 °C More than 90% higher Maximum operating temperature
Significantly lower typical power consumption 13.81W vs 44.69W 3.2x lower typical power consumption
Significantly more l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 3x more l3 cache per core
Newer Jun, 2012 vs Sep, 2007 Release date over 4 years later
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year vs 13.25 $/year 3.2x lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 14.89 $/year vs 48.18 $/year 3.2x lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD Opteron 8347 HE

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AMD Opteron 8347 HE

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Much more l2 cache 2 MB vs 0.5 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 8 vs 1 7 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
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 8347 HE 

clock speed

Core i3 3217U
1.8 GHz
Opteron 8347 HE
1.9 GHz

L2 cache

L3 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Core i3 3217U
1.8 GHz
Opteron 8347 HE
1.9 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Core i3 3217U
1.8 GHz
Opteron 8347 HE
1.9 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3217U  vs
Opteron 8347 HE 
Clock speed 1.8 GHz 1.9 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Socket type
BGA 1023
F
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
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 17W 55W
Annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year 13.25 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 14.89 $/year 48.18 $/year
Typical power consumption 13.81W 44.69W

details

Core i3 3217U  vs
Opteron 8347 HE 
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 0.5 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 2 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 8
Clock multiplier 18 9
Operating temperature Unknown - 105°C 0 - 55°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.8 GHz 1.9 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.8 GHz 1.9 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.8 GHz 1.9 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4000 N/A
Latest DirectX 11.0 N/A
Number of displays supported 3 N/A
GPU clock speed 350 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 1,050 MHz N/A
Intel Core i3 3217U
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