CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3317U vs 3217U among laptop CPUs (over 15W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

7.6

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i5 3317U 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i5 3317U  based on its performance, single-core performance and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i5 3317U

Reasons to consider the
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Significantly better geekbench 3 AES single core score 1,730,000 MB/s vs 93,600 MB/s Around 18.5x better geekbench 3 AES single core score
Better PCMark 8 home 3.0 accelerated score 2,099 vs 1,810 More than 15% better PCMark 8 home 3.0 accelerated score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.41 GHz vs 1.8 GHz Around 35% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better 3DMark06 CPU score 2,984.5 vs 2,229 Around 35% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Better performance per watt 26.18 pt/W vs 17.57 pt/W Around 50% better performance per watt
Slightly better geekbench 2 (64-bit) score 4,399 vs 3,410 Around 30% better geekbench 2 (64-bit) score
Front view of Intel Core i3 3217U

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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 i5 3317U vs i3 3217U

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 3317U
10.74 mHash/s
Core i3 3217U
10.79 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 3317U
0.82 fps
Core i3 3217U
0.86 fps

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 3317U  vs
i3 3217U 
Clock speed 1.7 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
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 26.18 pt/W 17.57 pt/W
Typical power consumption 13.81W 13.81W

bus

Architecture DMI 2.0 DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 1
Data rate 2,560 MB/s 2,560 MB/s
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Core i5 3317U  vs
i3 3217U 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 0.5 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 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 17 18
Operating temperature Unknown - 105°C Unknown - 105°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.41 GHz 1.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.6 GHz 1.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.41 GHz 1.8 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4000 Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Latest DirectX 11.0 11.0
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,050 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
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
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