CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3217U vs N450 among laptop 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

5.3

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i3 3217U 

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

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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 N450

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Atom N450 vs the Core i3 3217U.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 3217U vs Atom N450

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 N450
25,700 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Atom N450
1,014

GeekBench

Atom N450
1,014

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3217U  vs
Atom N450 
Clock speed 1.8 GHz 1.66 GHz
Cores Dual core Single 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 5.5W
Annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year 1.32 $/year
Performance per watt 6.98 pt/W 4.63 pt/W
Typical power consumption 13.81W 4.47W

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 N450 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 0.5 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 18 10

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.8 GHz 1.9 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.8 GHz 1.67 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.8 GHz 1.9 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4000 Integrated

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3L-1333
DDR3RS-1600
DDR3RS-1333
DDR2-667
DDR2
Channels Dual Channel Single Channel
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 5,333.33 MB/s
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