CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of T7700 vs 3317U


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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core2 Duo T7700

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core2 Duo T7700

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Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 0.5 MB 8x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Significantly higher clock speed 2.4 GHz vs 1.7 GHz More than 40% higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 8x more l2 cache per core
Much better performance per dollar 12.02 pt/$ vs 0.19 pt/$ Around 61.8x better performance per dollar
Front view of Intel Core i5 3317U

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Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Significantly lower typical power consumption 13.81W vs 28.44W 2.1x lower typical power consumption
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Newer Jun, 2012 vs Apr, 2007 Release date over 5 years later
Better PassMark score 3,098 vs 1,446 Around 2.2x better PassMark score
Better geekbench (64-bit) score 4,399 vs 1,815 Around 2.5x better geekbench (64-bit) score
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,224 vs 843 More than 45% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better performance per watt 22.8 pt/W vs 6.18 pt/W Around 3.8x better performance per watt
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year vs 8.43 $/year 2.1x lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Duo T7700 vs Core i5 3317U

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs


PassMark Data courtesy PassMark

PassMark (Single Core) Data courtesy PassMark

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Core2 Duo T7700  vs
Core i5 3317U 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 1.7 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
BGA 1023


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


Architecture FSB DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 1


Core2 Duo T7700  vs
Core i5 3317U 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 4 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 2 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 22 nm
Transistor count 291,000,000 1,400,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 12 17

integrated graphics

Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Latest DirectX N/A 11.0
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,050 MHz

power consumption

TDP 35W 17W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 4.1 $/year
Performance per watt 6.18 pt/W 22.8 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 13.81W
Intel Core2 Duo T7700
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