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Front view of Intel Core i3 2330M

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Front view of Intel Core i3 3217UE

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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
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
Better performance per watt 4.92 pt/W vs 3.56 pt/W Around 40% better performance per watt
Higher Maximum operating temperature 105 °C vs 100 °C 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Newer Jul, 2012 vs Jun, 2011 Release date over a year later
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
Front view of Intel Core i3 2330M

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Higher clock speed 2.2 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 40% higher clock speed
Much higher GPU clock speed 650 MHz vs 350 MHz More than 85% higher GPU clock speed
Significantly better turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz vs 900 MHz More than 20% better turbo clock speed
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,061 vs 703 More than 50% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better performance per dollar 0.55 pt/$ vs 0.34 pt/$ More than 60% better performance per dollar
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.21 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 40% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.2 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 40% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 3217UE vs 2330M

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3217UE  vs
2330M 
Clock speed 1.6 GHz 2.2 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
BGA 1023
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
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 4.92 pt/W 3.56 pt/W
Typical power consumption 13.81W 28.44W

bus

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

details

Core i3 3217UE  vs
2330M 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 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 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 16 22
Operating temperature Unknown - 105°C Unknown - 100°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.6 GHz 2.21 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.6 GHz 2.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.6 GHz 2.21 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4000 Intel® HD Graphics 3000
Number of displays supported 3 2
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed 900 MHz 1,100 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 21,333.32 MB/s
Maximum memory size 16,384 MB 16,384 MB
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