CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3337U vs 3230M among laptop CPUs (over 15W)


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 Face detection and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Overall Performance and TDP


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Overall Performance and System Price (adjusted)

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Intel Core i5 3337U

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Front view of Intel Core i5 3337U

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i5 3337U

Reasons to consider the
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Significantly lower typical power consumption 13.81W vs 28.44W 2.1x lower typical power consumption
Significantly better performance per dollar 1.95 pt/$ vs 0.53 pt/$ Around 3.8x better performance per dollar
Better performance per watt 25.79 pt/W vs 14.41 pt/W Around 80% better performance per watt
Better CompuBench 1.5 bitcoin mining score 11.19 mHash/s vs 6.29 mHash/s Around 80% better CompuBench 1.5 bitcoin mining score
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year vs 8.43 $/year 2.1x lower annual home energy cost
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Significantly higher clock speed 2.6 GHz vs 1.8 GHz Around 45% higher clock speed
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 2.7 GHz Around 20% higher turbo clock speed
Much higher GPU clock speed 650 MHz vs 350 MHz More than 85% higher GPU clock speed
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,583 vs 1,262 More than 25% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better PCMark 8 home 3.0 accelerated score 2,289 vs 2,109 Around 10% better PCMark 8 home 3.0 accelerated score
Better 3DMark06 CPU score 3,760 vs 3,145 Around 20% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Slightly better sky diver score 1,796 vs 1,653 Around 10% better sky diver score

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 3337U vs 3230M

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 3337U
7.62 mPixels/s
Core i5 3230M
7.95 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 3337U
0.69 fps
Core i5 3230M
0.97 fps

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Core i5 3337U  vs
Clock speed 1.8 GHz 2.6 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.7 GHz 3.2 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
BGA 1023
rPGA 988B
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

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


Core i5 3337U  vs
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 18 26
Operating temperature Unknown - 105°C Unknown - 105°C

integrated graphics

Label Intel® HD Graphics 4000 Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz 1,100 MHz

power consumption

TDP 17W 35W
Annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year 8.43 $/year
Performance per watt 25.79 pt/W 14.41 pt/W
Typical power consumption 13.81W 28.44W


Architecture DMI DMI
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s
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i know i'm a bit late, but the HP is definitely better
Hi i'm thinking of buying a laptop but idk which one is better: Hp ProBook 450 i5-3230M Radeon HD 8750 Dell Inspiron 15r 5521 i5-3337 Intel HD 4600 ????
and also between the 3 i would say HP's got a very good build quality compared to Dell and Lenovo Personal opinion go for HP they also support International Warranty like the rest but worth it
i see that looking in GITEX Shopper Anyways to the Point the Dell would be cheaper if u look around but when it comes ti processing speed the HP and Lenovo will outlive it Its got a way better processing speeeed even after turbo boost and also significant reduction in battery consumption which lot of us look into. So between the HP and the Lenovo go for whichever Design is better and also note the Lenovo's are bloated(lot of factory installed softwares) Also check of for both if they have graphic cards probably you wont have in the given price range
Hi I need a budget laptop for my college projects.my budget is 35k.Please consider after sales services also!! Which one should I choose between these?? Dell Inspiron 15 (3521) Ci5 3rd Gen 3337U / 4GB DDR3/ 500GB HDD HP Pavilion 15 Ci5 3rd Gen 3230M / 4GB DDR3/ 500GB HDD Lenovo Essential G580 i5 3rd Gen 3230M / 4GB DDR3/ 500GB HDD please help me..... fast..........
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