CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3317U vs 3217U


Benchmark performance using all cores

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Single-core Performance

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Passmark (Single Core)

Power Consumption

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,224 vs 879 Around 40% better PassMark (Single core) 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 PassMark score 3,098 vs 2,281 More than 35% better PassMark score
Slightly better geekbench (64-bit) score 4,399 vs 3,410 Around 30% better geekbench (64-bit) score
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Better performance per dollar 1.62 pt/$ vs 0.84 pt/$ Around 95% better performance per dollar
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

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

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3D Mark 06 (CPU)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


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
Is hyperthreaded Yes Yes


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 17W 17W
Annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year 4.1 $/year
Performance per watt 23.13 pt/W 19.37 pt/W
Typical power consumption 13.81W 13.81W


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


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


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

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
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
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