CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3217U vs N2920 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

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CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i3 3217U 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 3217U vs Celeron N2920

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i3 3217U
10.79 mHash/s
Celeron N2920
1.71 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i3 3217U
7.22 mPixels/s
Celeron N2920
1.02 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i3 3217U
0.86 fps
Celeron N2920
0.14 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 N2920
46,900 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3217U  vs
Celeron N2920 
Clock speed 1.8 GHz 2 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Socket type
BGA 1023
BGA 1170
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
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 17W 7.5W
Annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year 1.81 $/year
Performance per watt 6.98 pt/W 6.93 pt/W
Typical power consumption 13.81W 6.09W

bus

Architecture DMI 2.0 FSB
Number of links 1 1

details

Core i3 3217U  vs
Celeron N2920 
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

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.8 GHz 1.98 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.8 GHz 1.87 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.8 GHz 1.98 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 756 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,050 MHz 844 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3L-1333
DDR3RS-1600
DDR3RS-1333
DDR3L-1066
Channels Dual Channel Single Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 6,400 MB/s
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