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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 2617M

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Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Front view of Intel Core i3 2330M

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Core i3 2330M vs the Core i7 2617M.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 2617M vs i3 2330M

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 2617M
1,950 MB/s
Core i3 2330M
108,300 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 2617M  vs
i3 2330M 
Clock speed 1.5 GHz 2.2 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
BGA 1023
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes 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 35W
Annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year 8.43 $/year
Performance per watt 5.92 pt/W 3.56 pt/W
Typical power consumption 13.81W 28.44W

bus

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

details

Core i7 2617M  vs
i3 2330M 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 4 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 15 22
Operating temperature Unknown - 100°C Unknown - 100°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.5 GHz 2.21 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.5 GHz 2.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.5 GHz 2.21 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 3000 Intel® HD Graphics 3000
Number of displays supported 2 2
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed 950 MHz 1,100 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 21,333.32 MB/s
Maximum memory size 8,202.24 MB 16,384 MB
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