CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3217U vs 2650 among all CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

7.7

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i3 3217U 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i3 3217U  based on its performance, single-core performance and power consumption.

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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

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i3 3217U

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Much better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score 7.22 mPixels/s vs 3.72 mPixels/s Around 95% better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score
Much better turbo clock speed 1,050 MHz vs 400 MHz Around 2.8x better turbo clock speed
Higher clock speed 1.8 GHz vs 1.4 GHz Around 30% higher clock speed
Newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 28 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly higher GPU clock speed 350 MHz vs 128 MHz Around 2.8x higher GPU clock speed
Better geekbench 3 single core score 1,441 vs 823 More than 75% better geekbench 3 single core score
Lower typical power consumption 13.81W vs 20.31W More than 30% lower typical power consumption
Higher Maximum operating temperature 105 °C vs 95 °C More than 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Better PassMark score 2,299 vs 915 More than 2.5x better PassMark score
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Lower annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year vs 6.02 $/year More than 30% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 14.89 $/year vs 21.9 $/year More than 30% lower annual commercial energy cost
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Reasons to consider the
AMD Sempron 2650

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Much better performance per dollar 6.27 pt/$ vs 0.53 pt/$ Around 12x better performance per dollar
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
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Better performance per watt 9.03 pt/W vs 6.98 pt/W Around 30% better performance per watt
Newer Dec, 2013 vs Jun, 2012 Release date over 1 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 3217U vs Sempron 2650

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i3 3217U
10.79 mHash/s
Sempron 2650
13.81 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i3 3217U
7.22 mPixels/s
Sempron 2650
3.72 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i3 3217U
0.86 fps
Sempron 2650
0.31 fps

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
Sempron 2650
732,100 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3217U  vs
Sempron 2650 
Clock speed 1.8 GHz 1.4 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
BGA 1023
FS1b
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
F16C
MMX
AVX
SSE3
SSE
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
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 10,666.66 MB/s

details

Core i3 3217U  vs
Sempron 2650 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
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 28 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 105°C Unknown - 95°C

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4000 Radeon HD 8240
Latest DirectX 11.0 11.0
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 128 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,050 MHz 400 MHz

power consumption

TDP 17W 25W
Annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year 6.02 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 14.89 $/year 21.9 $/year
Performance per watt 6.98 pt/W 9.03 pt/W
Typical power consumption 13.81W 20.31W
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