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Front view of Intel Core i3 3217U

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Intel Core i3 3217U

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Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Front view of Intel Atom N2600

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Atom N2600 vs the Core i3 3217U.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 3217U vs Atom N2600

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
Atom N2600
25,100 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3217U  vs
Atom N2600 
Clock speed 1.8 GHz 1.6 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes No
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 17W 3.5W
Annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year 0.84 $/year
Performance per watt 6.98 pt/W 8.43 pt/W
Typical power consumption 13.81W 2.84W

bus

Architecture DMI 2.0 DMI
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 2,500 MT/s

details

Core i3 3217U  vs
Atom N2600 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 0.5 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 105°C Unknown - 100°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.8 GHz 1.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.8 GHz 1.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.8 GHz 1.6 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4000 Integrated
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 400 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3L-1333
DDR3RS-1600
DDR3RS-1333
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Single Channel
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 6,400 MB/s
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