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Front view of Intel Core i5 3317U

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 3317U

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Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better performance per watt 21.62 pt/W vs 0.45 pt/W More than 48.2x better performance per watt
Much lower typical power consumption 13.81W vs 83.69W 6.1x lower typical power consumption
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 105 °C vs 55 °C More than 90% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much better geekbench 3 single core score 2,142 vs 853 More than 2.5x better geekbench 3 single core score
Significantly better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 4,353 vs 1,464 Around 3x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Significantly more l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 3x more l3 cache per core
Newer Jun, 2012 vs Aug, 2006 Release date over 5 years later
Slightly more l3 cache 3 MB vs 1 MB 3x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much lower annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year vs 24.81 $/year 6.1x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 14.89 $/year vs 90.23 $/year 6.1x lower annual commercial energy cost
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Front view of AMD Opteron 1214

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AMD Opteron 1214

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Much more l2 cache 2 MB vs 0.5 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Higher clock speed 2.2 GHz vs 1.7 GHz Around 30% higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.03 GHz vs 2.42 GHz More than 25% 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 i5 3317U vs Opteron 1214

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 3317U
1,730,000 MB/s
Opteron 1214
54.2 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 3317U  vs
Opteron 1214 
Clock speed 1.7 GHz 2.2 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
BGA 1023
AM2
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 17W 103W
Annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year 24.81 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 14.89 $/year 90.23 $/year
Performance per watt 21.62 pt/W 0.45 pt/W
Typical power consumption 13.81W 83.69W

details

Core i5 3317U  vs
Opteron 1214 
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 0.5 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 1 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 17 11
Operating temperature Unknown - 105°C 0 - 55°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.42 GHz 3.03 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.6 GHz 2.2 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 1,690.2 1,577.2
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.42 GHz 3.03 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4000 N/A
Latest DirectX 11.0 N/A
Number of displays supported 3 N/A
GPU clock speed 350 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 1,050 MHz N/A
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