CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3217U vs 3110M

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

Features

How does CPUBoss rank the features of each product?

Features and specifications that differ between products

CPUBoss Score

Performance, Single-core Performance, Power Consumption and Features

Winner
Intel Core i3 3110M 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i3 3217U

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Significantly lower typical power consumption 13.81W vs 28.44W 2.1x lower typical power consumption
Better performance per watt 20.85 pt/W vs 12.85 pt/W More than 60% better performance per watt
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year vs 8.43 $/year 2.1x lower annual home energy cost
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Higher clock speed 2.4 GHz vs 1.8 GHz Around 35% higher clock speed
More l2 cache 1 MB vs 0.5 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,214 vs 879 Around 40% better PassMark (Single core) score
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Better geekbench (64-bit) score 5,374 vs 3,313 More than 60% better geekbench (64-bit) score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.4 GHz vs 1.8 GHz Around 35% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better 3DMark06 CPU score 2,988 vs 2,229 Around 35% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Better performance per dollar 2 pt/$ vs 1.58 pt/$ More than 25% better performance per dollar
Better PassMark score 3,042 vs 2,297 More than 30% better PassMark score
Slightly better 3DMark11 physics score 3,000 vs 2,570 More than 15% better 3DMark11 physics score
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 3110M

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

Core i3 3217U Core i3 3110M @ community.futuremark.com

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

Passmark

Core i3 3217U Core i3 3110M @ cpubenchmark.net

Passmark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3217U  vs
3110M 
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
Latest DirectX 11.0 11.0

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3L-1600
DDR3RS-1333
DDR3L-1333
DDR3RS-1600
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 12,800 MB/s

details

Core i3 3217U  vs
3110M 
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 22 nms
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 18 24
Operating temperature Unknown - 105°C Unknown - 105°C

overclocking

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

power consumption

TDP 17W 35W
Annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year 8.43 $/year
Performance per watt 20.85 pt/W 12.85 pt/W
Typical power consumption 13.81W 28.44W

bus

Architecture DMI 2.0 DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 1
Data rate 2,560 MB/s 2,560 MB/s
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s
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Comments

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