CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3217U vs Z3735G 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

7.6

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i3 3217U 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i3 3217U  based on its performance, single-core performance and features.

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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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Higher clock speed 1.8 GHz vs 1.33 GHz More than 35% higher clock speed
Much better turbo clock speed 1,050 MHz vs 646 MHz Around 65% better turbo clock speed
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 105 °C vs 90 °C More than 15% higher Maximum operating temperature
Significantly better geekbench 3 single core score 1,441 vs 717 More than 2x better geekbench 3 single core score
Better 3DMark06 CPU score 2,229 vs 1,526 More than 45% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 3,037 vs 2,045 Around 50% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Higher GPU clock speed 350 MHz vs 311 MHz Around 15% higher GPU clock speed
Front view of Intel Atom Z3735G

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Intel Atom Z3735G

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Newer Apr, 2014 vs Jun, 2012 Release date over 1 years later
Significantly more l2 cache 2 MB vs 0.5 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much better performance per dollar 8.08 pt/$ vs 0.67 pt/$ More than 12x better performance per dollar
Significantly lower typical power consumption 1.79W vs 13.81W 7.7x lower typical power consumption
Better performance per watt 62.41 pt/W vs 8.9 pt/W More than 7x better performance per watt
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 0.53 $/year vs 4.1 $/year 7.7x lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 3217U vs Atom Z3735G

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 Z3735G
279,100 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 Z3735G 
Clock speed 1.8 GHz 1.33 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Socket type
BGA 1023
BGA 592
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 17W 2.2W
Annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year 0.53 $/year
Performance per watt 8.9 pt/W 62.41 pt/W
Typical power consumption 13.81W 1.79W

bus

Architecture DMI 2.0 FSB
Number of links 1 1

details

Core i3 3217U  vs
Atom Z3735G 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 0.5 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 105°C Unknown - 90°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.8 GHz 1.83 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.8 GHz 1.83 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.8 GHz 1.83 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4000 Intel® HD Graphics
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 311 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,050 MHz 646 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
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 6,400 MB/s
Intel Core i3 3217U
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