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Front view of Intel Core i3 3217U

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Intel Core i3 3217U

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Front view of AMD Phenom II X920

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 3217U vs Phenom II X920

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PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3217U  vs
Phenom II X920 
Clock speed 1.8 GHz 2.3 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Socket type
BGA 1023
S1
Is unlocked No Yes

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 45W
Annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year 10.84 $/year
Performance per watt 6.98 pt/W 2.15 pt/W
Typical power consumption 13.81W 36.56W

details

Core i3 3217U  vs
Phenom II X920 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 0.5 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.13 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.8 GHz 2.3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.8 GHz 2.3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.8 GHz 2.3 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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