CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3217U vs 3500+ 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

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CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i3 3217U 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i3 3217U  based on its power consumption.

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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 geekbench 3 AES single core score 93,600 MB/s vs 181.4 MB/s Around 516x better geekbench 3 AES single core score
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 90 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
More l2 cache 0.5 MB vs 0 MB Compared to all cpus, 0.5 MB l2 cache is just OK
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Much more l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 0 MB/core Compared to all cpus, 1.5 MB/core l3 cache per core is just OK
More l3 cache 3 MB vs 0 MB Compared to all cpus, 3 MB l3 cache is just OK
Much better performance per watt 6.98 pt/W vs 1.35 pt/W Around 5.2x better performance per watt
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 105 °C vs 78 °C Around 35% higher Maximum operating temperature
Lower typical power consumption 13.81W vs 28.44W 2.1x lower typical power consumption
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 3,037 vs 1,388 Around 2.2x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
More l2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core vs 0 MB/core Compared to all cpus, 0.25 MB/core l2 cache per core is just OK
More threads 4 vs 1 3 more threads
More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Lower annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year vs 8.43 $/year 2.1x lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 14.89 $/year vs 30.66 $/year 2.1x lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD Sempron 3500+

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AMD Sempron 3500+

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Higher clock speed 2 GHz vs 1.8 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.66 GHz vs 1.8 GHz Around 50% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.93 GHz vs 1.8 GHz Around 65% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 3217U vs Sempron 3500+

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 3500+
181.4 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3217U  vs
Sempron 3500+ 
Clock speed 1.8 GHz 2 GHz
Cores Dual core Single core
Socket type
BGA 1023
AM2
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes No
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3

power consumption

TDP 17W 35W
Annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year 8.43 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 14.89 $/year 30.66 $/year
Performance per watt 6.98 pt/W 1.35 pt/W
Typical power consumption 13.81W 28.44W

details

Core i3 3217U  vs
Sempron 3500+ 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 1
L2 cache 0.5 MB 0 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 0 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 0 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 105°C Unknown - 78°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.8 GHz 2.66 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.8 GHz 2.93 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.8 GHz 2.66 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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