CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3217U vs Z2760

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

3DMark06 (CPU), Passmark and GeekBench (32-bit)

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Cinebench R11.5 (1-core), Cinebench R10 32-bit (1-core) and 2 more

Power Consumption

How much power does the processor require?

TDP

Features

How does CPUBoss rank the features of each product?

Features and specifications that differ between products

CPUBoss Score

Performance, Single-core Performance, Power Consumption and Features

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Intel Atom Z2760 

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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
Has vitualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Newer manufacturing process 22 nms vs 32 nms A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Better PassMark score 2,293 vs 679 Around 3.5x better PassMark score
Better 3DMark06 CPU score 2,229 vs 945 More than 2.2x better 3DMark06 CPU score
Better geekbench (32-bit) score 2,915 vs 1,051 More than 2.8x better geekbench (32-bit) score
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
Much better performance per watt 65.8 pt/W vs 20.47 pt/W Around 3.2x better performance per watt
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
Significantly better performance per dollar 3.21 pt/$ vs 1.55 pt/$ More than 2x better performance per dollar
Significantly 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
Marginally newer Sep, 2012 vs Jun, 2012 Release date 3 months later

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

GeekBench (32-bit)

GeekBench

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
Is hyperthreaded Yes Yes

features

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

power consumption

TDP 17W 2W
Annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year 0.48 $/year
Performance per watt 20.47 pt/W 65.8 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 nms 32 nms
Max CPUs 1 1

gpu

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
DDR3-1333
DDR3L-1600
DDR2-800
DDR3RS-1333
DDR3L-1333
DDR3RS-1600
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 12,800 MB/s
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