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Front view of Intel Core i3 3217U

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Significantly higher clock speed 1.8 GHz vs 1.06 GHz Around 70% higher clock speed
Much better turbo clock speed 1,050 MHz vs 500 MHz More than 2x better turbo clock speed
Significantly newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly higher GPU clock speed 350 MHz vs 166 MHz More than 2x higher GPU clock speed
Much better performance per watt 6.98 pt/W vs 1.55 pt/W Around 4.5x better performance per watt
More number of displays supported 3 vs 2 1 more number of displays supported
Significantly better performance per dollar 0.53 pt/$ vs 0.26 pt/$ More than 2x better performance per dollar
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.8 GHz vs 1.07 GHz Around 70% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 50% more l3 cache per core
Better PassMark score 2,299 vs 684 More than 3.2x better PassMark score
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Newer Jun, 2012 vs Aug, 2010 Release date over 1 years later
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.8 GHz vs 1.07 GHz Around 70% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Celeron U3405

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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
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 3217U vs Celeron U3405

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3217U  vs
Celeron U3405 
Clock speed 1.8 GHz 1.06 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
BGA 1023
BGA 1288

features

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

power consumption

TDP 17W 18W
Annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year 4.34 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 14.89 $/year 15.77 $/year
Performance per watt 6.98 pt/W 1.55 pt/W
Typical power consumption 13.81W 14.63W

bus

Architecture DMI 2.0 DMI
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 2,500 MT/s

details

Core i3 3217U  vs
Celeron U3405 
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 14

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.8 GHz 1.07 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.8 GHz 1.07 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.8 GHz 1.07 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 166 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,050 MHz 500 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
DDR3-800
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No Yes
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 17,066.66 MB/s
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