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Front view of Intel Core i3 3217U

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 3217U vs Celeron 2955U

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i3 3217U
10.79 mHash/s
Celeron 2955U
3.64 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i3 3217U
7.22 mPixels/s
Celeron 2955U
6.28 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i3 3217U
0.86 fps
Celeron 2955U
0.57 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 2955U
93,200 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3217U  vs
Celeron 2955U 
Clock speed 1.8 GHz 1.4 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
BGA 1023
BGA 1168
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
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 17W 15W
Annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year 3.61 $/year
Performance per watt 6.98 pt/W 6.2 pt/W
Typical power consumption 13.81W 12.19W

bus

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

details

Core i3 3217U  vs
Celeron 2955U 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 0.5 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 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
Clock multiplier 18 14

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.8 GHz 1.41 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.8 GHz 1.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.8 GHz 1.41 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4000 HD (Haswell)
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 200 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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