CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3337U vs 3230M


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Front view of Intel Core i5 3337U

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Significantly lower typical power consumption 13.81W vs 28.44W 2.1x lower typical power consumption
Slightly better performance per watt 21.96 pt/W vs 14.81 pt/W Around 50% better performance per watt
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year vs 8.43 $/year 2.1x lower annual home energy cost
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Significantly higher clock speed 2.6 GHz vs 1.8 GHz Around 45% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 2.7 GHz Around 20% higher turbo clock speed
Much higher GPU clock speed 650 MHz vs 350 MHz More than 85% higher GPU clock speed
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,583 vs 1,262 More than 25% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better 3DMark06 CPU score 3,760 vs 3,145 Around 20% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Better PassMark score 3,989 vs 3,161 More than 25% better PassMark score
Better performance per dollar 2.3 pt/$ vs 1.66 pt/$ Around 40% better performance per dollar

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

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

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PassMark (Single Core) Data courtesy PassMark

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 21.96 pt/W 14.81 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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