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Front view of Intel Core i5 2537M

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Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Better PassMark (Single core) score 882 vs 703 More than 25% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better performance per watt 5.93 pt/W vs 4.92 pt/W More than 20% better performance per watt
Slightly better performance per dollar 0.4 pt/$ vs 0.34 pt/$ Around 20% better performance per dollar
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
Higher clock speed 1.6 GHz vs 1.4 GHz Around 15% higher clock speed
More number of displays supported 3 vs 2 1 more number of displays supported
Newer Jul, 2012 vs Feb, 2011 Release date over 1 years later
Higher Maximum operating temperature 105 °C vs 100 °C 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Slightly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.6 GHz vs 1.4 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Slightly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.6 GHz vs 1.4 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

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

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 2537M  vs
i3 3217UE 
Clock speed 1.4 GHz 1.6 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
Annual commercial energy cost 14.89 $/year 14.89 $/year
Performance per watt 5.93 pt/W 4.92 pt/W
Typical power consumption 13.81W 13.81W

bus

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

details

Core i5 2537M  vs
i3 3217UE 
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 32 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 14 16
Operating temperature Unknown - 100°C Unknown - 105°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.4 GHz 1.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.4 GHz 1.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.4 GHz 1.6 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 900 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 No Yes
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 8,202.24 MB 16,384 MB
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