CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3217U vs 2370M

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

3DMark06 (CPU), Passmark, GeekBench (32-bit) and GeekBench (64-bit)

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Passmark (Single Core)

Power Consumption

How much power does the processor require?

TDP

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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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Newer manufacturing process 22 nms vs 32 nms A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
More number of displays supported 3 vs 2 1 more number of displays supported
Significantly lower typical power consumption 13.81W vs 28.44W 2.1x lower typical power consumption
Higher Maximum Operating Temperature 105 °C vs 100 °C 5% higher Maximum Operating Temperature
Better performance per watt 20.32 pt/W vs 11.84 pt/W More than 70% better performance per watt
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year vs 8.43 $/year 2.1x lower annual home energy cost
Marginally newer Jun, 2012 vs Jan, 2012 Release date 5 months later
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Higher clock speed 2.4 GHz vs 1.8 GHz Around 35% higher clock speed
More l2 cache 1 MB vs 0.5 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Significantly higher GPU clock speed 650 MHz vs 350 MHz More than 85% higher GPU clock speed
Significantly more l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Better turbo clock speed 1,150 MHz vs 1,050 MHz Around 10% better turbo clock speed
Better geekbench (64-bit) score 5,949 vs 3,372 More than 75% better geekbench (64-bit) score
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,159 vs 879 More than 30% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.44 GHz vs 1.8 GHz More than 35% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better 3DMark06 CPU score 2,869.5 vs 2,229 Around 30% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Better performance per dollar 1.84 pt/$ vs 1.54 pt/$ Around 20% better performance per dollar
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz vs 1.8 GHz Around 35% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 3217U vs 2370M

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

Core i3 3217U Core i3 2370M @ community.futuremark.com

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3217U  vs
2370M 
Clock speed 1.8 GHz 2.4 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
BGA 1023
rPGA 988B
Is unlocked No No
Is hyperthreaded Yes Yes

features

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

gpu

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4000 HD Graphics 3000
Number of displays supported 3 2
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,050 MHz 1,150 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3L-1600
DDR3RS-1333
DDR3L-1333
DDR3RS-1600
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 21,333.32 MB/s

details

Core i3 3217U  vs
2370M 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 0.5 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nms 32 nms
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 18 24
Operating temperature Unknown - 105°C Unknown - 100°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.8 GHz 2.44 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.8 GHz 2.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.8 GHz 2.44 GHz

power consumption

TDP 17W 35W
Annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year 8.43 $/year
Performance per watt 20.32 pt/W 11.84 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
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