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Front view of Intel Core i5 2537M

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Intel Core i5 2537M

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Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Core i3 3217U vs the Core i5 2537M.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 2537M vs i3 3217U

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 2537M
103,300 MB/s
Core i3 3217U
93,600 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 2537M  vs
i3 3217U 
Clock speed 1.4 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 Yes No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 17W 17W
Annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year 4.1 $/year
Performance per watt 5.93 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 i5 2537M  vs
i3 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 32 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 14 18
Operating temperature Unknown - 100°C Unknown - 105°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.4 GHz 1.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.4 GHz 1.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.4 GHz 1.8 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 3000 Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Number of displays supported 2 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
DDR3-1066
DDR3L-1333
DDR3RS-1600
DDR3RS-1333
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
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