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Front view of Intel Core i7 3517UE

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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
Better turbo clock speed 1,000 MHz vs 900 MHz More than 10% better turbo clock speed
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Higher GPU clock speed 350 MHz vs 300 MHz More than 15% higher GPU clock speed
Front view of Intel Core i5 5200U

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Much better performance per watt 42.03 pt/W vs 5.39 pt/W More than 7.8x better performance per watt
Much better performance per dollar 2.24 pt/$ vs 0.29 pt/$ More than 7.5x better performance per dollar
Higher clock speed 2.2 GHz vs 1.7 GHz Around 30% higher clock speed
Significantly newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 22 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 5,017 vs 1,324 More than 3.8x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.61 GHz vs 1.7 GHz Around 55% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Newer Jan, 2015 vs Jun, 2012 Release date over 2 years later
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.2 GHz vs 1.7 GHz Around 30% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 3517UE vs i5 5200U

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 3517UE
1,110 MB/s
Core i5 5200U
3,380,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 3517UE  vs
i5 5200U 
Clock speed 1.7 GHz 2.2 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.8 GHz 2.7 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 17W 15W
Annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year 3.61 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 14.89 $/year 13.14 $/year
Performance per watt 5.39 pt/W 42.03 pt/W
Typical power consumption 13.81W 12.19W

bus

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

details

Core i7 3517UE  vs
i5 5200U 
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 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.7 GHz 2.61 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.7 GHz 2.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.7 GHz 2.61 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4000 Intel® HD Graphics 5500
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 300 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,000 MHz 900 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,000 MB 16,384 MB
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