CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3217U vs 1017U among laptop CPUs (over 15W)

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

7.9

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i3 3217U 

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

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i3 3217U

Reasons to consider the
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Much better CompuBench 1.5 T-Rex score 0.86 fps vs 0.1 fps More than 8.5x better CompuBench 1.5 T-Rex score
More l3 cache 3 MB vs 2 MB 50% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Higher clock speed 1.8 GHz vs 1.6 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 2,887 vs 2,175 Around 35% better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Significantly more l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 50% more l3 cache per core
Better 3DMark06 CPU score 2,229 vs 1,719 Around 30% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 3,037 vs 2,290 Around 35% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Better turbo clock speed 1,050 MHz vs 1,000 MHz 5% better turbo clock speed
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.8 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.8 GHz vs 1.6 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
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Intel Celeron 1017U

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Newer Jul, 2013 vs Jun, 2012 Release date over a year later
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 more l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Better performance per dollar 1.31 pt/$ vs 0.67 pt/$ More than 95% better performance per dollar

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 3217U vs Celeron 1017U

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i3 3217U
0.86 fps
Celeron 1017U
0.1 fps

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
Celeron 1017U
84,150 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3217U  vs
Celeron 1017U 
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 Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 17W 17W
Annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year 4.1 $/year
Performance per watt 8.91 pt/W 5.8 pt/W
Typical power consumption 13.81W 13.81W

bus

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

details

Core i3 3217U  vs
Celeron 1017U 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 0.5 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 2 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 105°C Unknown - 105°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 Intel® HD Graphics
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,050 MHz 1,000 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 Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 12,800 MB/s
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