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Front view of Intel Core i5 3317U

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Much better performance per watt 21.62 pt/W vs 2.6 pt/W More than 8.2x better performance per watt
Much better turbo clock speed 1,050 MHz vs 667 MHz More than 55% better turbo clock speed
Significantly newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better performance per dollar 1.63 pt/$ vs 0.64 pt/$ More than 2.5x better performance per dollar
More number of displays supported 3 vs 2 1 more number of displays supported
Lower typical power consumption 13.81W vs 28.44W 2.1x lower typical power consumption
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,220 vs 915 Around 35% better PassMark (Single core) score
Newer Jun, 2012 vs Jan, 2010 Release date over 2 years later
Better PassMark score 3,088 vs 1,935 Around 60% better PassMark score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.42 GHz vs 2.13 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Lower annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year vs 8.43 $/year 2.1x lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 14.89 $/year vs 30.66 $/year 2.1x lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of Intel Core i3 330E

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Higher clock speed 2.13 GHz vs 1.7 GHz More than 25% higher clock speed
More l2 cache 1 MB vs 0.5 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Higher GPU clock speed 500 MHz vs 350 MHz Around 45% higher GPU clock speed
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.13 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 35% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 3317U vs i3 330E

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Core i5 3317U  vs
i3 330E 
Clock speed 1.7 GHz 2.13 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
BGA 1023
BGA 1288
Is unlocked No No


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 35W
Annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year 8.43 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 14.89 $/year 30.66 $/year
Performance per watt 21.62 pt/W 2.6 pt/W
Typical power consumption 13.81W 28.44W


Architecture DMI 2.0 DMI
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 2,500 MT/s


Core i5 3317U  vs
i3 330E 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 0.5 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 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 22 nm 32 nm
Transistor count 1,400,000,000 382,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 17 16


Overclocked clock speed 2.42 GHz 2.13 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.6 GHz 2.13 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.42 GHz 2.13 GHz

integrated graphics

Label Intel® HD Graphics 4000 Intel® HD Graphics
Number of displays supported 3 2
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 500 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,050 MHz 667 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No Yes
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 17,066.66 MB/s
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