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Front view of Intel Core i3 3217U

Intel Core i3 3217U

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Front view of Intel Core i3 3217UE

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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
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Higher clock speed 1.8 GHz vs 1.6 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Significantly better turbo clock speed 1,050 MHz vs 900 MHz More than 15% better turbo clock speed
Better performance per watt 6.98 pt/W vs 4.92 pt/W More than 40% better performance per watt
Better performance per dollar 0.53 pt/$ vs 0.34 pt/$ Around 55% better performance per dollar
Better PassMark (Single core) score 879 vs 703 More than 25% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.8 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Slightly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.8 GHz vs 1.6 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 3217UE vs 3217U

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3217UE  vs
3217U 
Clock speed 1.6 GHz 1.8 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 17W
Annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year 4.1 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 14.89 $/year 14.89 $/year
Performance per watt 4.92 pt/W 6.98 pt/W
Typical power consumption 13.81W 13.81W

bus

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

details

Core i3 3217UE  vs
3217U 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 16 18
Operating temperature Unknown - 105°C Unknown - 105°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.6 GHz 1.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.6 GHz 1.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.6 GHz 1.8 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4000 Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed 900 MHz 1,050 MHz

memory controller

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