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Front view of Intel Core i3 3217U

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Significantly newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 105 °C vs 65 °C More than 60% higher Maximum operating temperature
More number of displays supported 3 vs 2 1 more number of displays supported
Lower typical power consumption 13.81W vs 28.44W 2.1x lower typical power consumption
Significantly better performance per watt 6.98 pt/W vs 3.03 pt/W More than 2.2x better performance per watt
More l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 50% more l3 cache per core
Better turbo clock speed 1,050 MHz vs 1,000 MHz 5% better turbo clock speed
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Lower annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year vs 8.43 $/year 2.1x lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 14.89 $/year vs 30.66 $/year 2.1x lower annual commercial energy cost
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Much better performance per dollar 2.53 pt/$ vs 0.53 pt/$ More than 4.8x better performance per dollar
Higher clock speed 2.2 GHz vs 1.8 GHz More than 20% higher clock speed
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 higher GPU clock speed 650 MHz vs 350 MHz More than 85% higher GPU clock speed
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.35 GHz vs 1.8 GHz More than 30% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,136 vs 879 Around 30% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.2 GHz vs 1.8 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Sep, 2012 vs Jun, 2012 Release date 2 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 3217U vs Celeron G550T

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3217U  vs
Celeron G550T 
Clock speed 1.8 GHz 2.2 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
BGA 1023
LGA 1155

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 35W
Annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year 8.43 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 14.89 $/year 30.66 $/year
Performance per watt 6.98 pt/W 3.03 pt/W
Typical power consumption 13.81W 28.44W

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 G550T 
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 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 18 22
Operating temperature Unknown - 105°C Unknown - 65°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.8 GHz 2.35 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.8 GHz 2.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.8 GHz 2.35 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4000 Intel® HD Graphics
Number of displays supported 3 2
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 650 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
DDR3-1066
DDR3L-1333
DDR3RS-1600
DDR3RS-1333
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 17,066.66 MB/s
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