CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3517U vs 3217U

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

3DMark06 (CPU), Passmark and GeekBench (32-bit)

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Passmark (Single Core)

Power Consumption

How much power does the processor require?

TDP

Features

How does CPUBoss rank the features of each product?

Features and specifications that differ between products

CPUBoss Score

Performance, Single-core Performance, Power Consumption and Features

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Intel Core i7 3517U 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 3517U

Reasons to consider the
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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
More l3 cache 4 MB vs 3 MB Around 35% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,490 vs 879 Around 70% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better 3DMark11 physics score 4,330 vs 2,570 Around 70% better 3DMark11 physics score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.84 GHz vs 1.8 GHz Around 60% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly more l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Better turbo clock speed 1,150 MHz vs 1,050 MHz Around 10% better turbo clock speed
Better PassMark score 3,800 vs 2,296 More than 65% better PassMark score
Better 3DMark06 CPU score 3,430 vs 2,229 Around 55% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Better geekbench (32-bit) score 4,787 vs 2,920 Around 65% better geekbench (32-bit) score
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Better performance per watt 32.96 pt/W vs 20.49 pt/W More than 60% better performance per watt
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Marginally newer Jun, 2012 vs Jun, 2012 Release date 3 weeks later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 3517U vs i3 3217U

GeekBench

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

Core i7 3517U Core i3 3217U @ community.futuremark.com

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

Passmark

Core i7 3517U Core i3 3217U @ cpubenchmark.net

Passmark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 3517U  vs
i3 3217U 
Clock speed 1.9 GHz 1.8 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
BGA 1023
Is unlocked No No
Is hyperthreaded Yes Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has vitualization support Yes Yes
Instruction-set-extensions
MMX
SSE
SSE4.2
AVX
SSE3
SSE2
Supplemental SSE3
SSE4.1
SSE4
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

gpu

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4000 Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Latest DirectX 10.x 11.0
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,150 MHz 1,050 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3L-1600
DDR3
DDR3RS-1333
DDR3L-1333
DDR3RS-1600
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 12,800 MB/s 25,600 MB/s

details

Core i7 3517U  vs
i3 3217U 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 4 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nms 22 nms
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 19 18
Operating temperature Unknown - 105°C Unknown - 105°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.84 GHz 1.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.9 GHz 1.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.84 GHz 1.8 GHz

power consumption

TDP 17W 17W
Annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year 4.1 $/year
Performance per watt 32.96 pt/W 20.49 pt/W
Typical power consumption 13.81W 13.81W

bus

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