CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3217U vs Z2760 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

6.4

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Atom Z2760 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Atom Z2760  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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More advanced architecture x86-64 vs x86 A 64-bit architecture allows more RAM to be installed and accessed by the processor
Significantly newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Significantly better geekbench 3 single core score 1,441 vs 429 More than 3.2x better geekbench 3 single core score
Better 3DMark06 CPU score 2,229 vs 945 More than 2.2x better 3DMark06 CPU score
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 3,037 vs 1,080 More than 2.8x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 2,887 vs 1,041 More than 2.8x better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.8 GHz vs 1.5 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.8 GHz vs 1.5 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Atom Z2760

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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
Significantly higher GPU clock speed 533 MHz vs 350 MHz More than 50% higher GPU clock speed
Lower typical power consumption 1.63W vs 13.81W 8.5x lower typical power consumption
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Lower annual home energy cost 0.48 $/year vs 4.1 $/year 8.5x lower annual home energy cost
Newer Sep, 2012 vs Jun, 2012 Release date 3 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 3217U vs Atom Z2760

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 Z2760
28,500 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3217U  vs
Atom Z2760 
Clock speed 1.8 GHz 1.8 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
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 2W
Annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year 0.48 $/year
Performance per watt 9.41 pt/W 20.71 pt/W
Typical power consumption 13.81W 1.63W

bus

Architecture DMI 2.0 FSB
Number of links 1 1

details

Core i3 3217U  vs
Atom Z2760 
Architecture x86-64 x86
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

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.8 GHz 1.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.8 GHz 1.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.8 GHz 1.5 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4000 Integrated
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 533 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3L-1333
DDR3RS-1600
DDR3RS-1333
DDR2-800
DDR2
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 12,800 MB/s
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But did you run the benchmarks on the i3 on a 64-bit OS so that you can see what the REAL top performance of the chip is? Performance per $, etc.
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