CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 2020M vs 3217U among laptop CPUs (over 15W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

7.4

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i3 3217U 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i3 3217U  based on its performance and power consumption.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Pentium 2020M

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Intel Pentium 2020M

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Significantly higher clock speed 2.4 GHz vs 1.8 GHz Around 35% higher clock speed
Newer Sep, 2012 vs Jun, 2012 Release date 3 months later
Much higher GPU clock speed 650 MHz vs 350 MHz More than 85% higher GPU clock speed
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
Significantly more l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Better geekbench 3 single core score 1,856 vs 1,441 Around 30% better geekbench 3 single core score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.4 GHz vs 1.8 GHz Around 35% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz vs 1,050 MHz Around 5% better turbo clock speed
Better performance per dollar 0.95 pt/$ vs 0.19 pt/$ More than 4.8x better performance per dollar
Better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 3,156 vs 2,887 Around 10% better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz vs 1.8 GHz Around 35% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Core i3 3217U

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More l3 cache 3 MB vs 2 MB 50% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 105 °C vs 90 °C More than 15% higher Maximum operating temperature
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
Significantly better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score 7.22 mPixels/s vs 2.77 mPixels/s More than 2.5x better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score
Significantly more l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 50% more l3 cache per core
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 Pentium 2020M vs Core i3 3217U

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Pentium 2020M
3.24 mHash/s
Core i3 3217U
10.79 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Pentium 2020M
2.77 mPixels/s
Core i3 3217U
7.22 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Pentium 2020M
0.3 fps
Core i3 3217U
0.86 fps

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

Pentium 2020M
125,700 MB/s
Core i3 3217U
93,600 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium 2020M  vs
Core i3 3217U 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 1.8 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
rPGA 988B
BGA 1023

features

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

power consumption

TDP 35W 17W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 4.1 $/year
Performance per watt 3.62 pt/W 9 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 13.81W

bus

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

details

Pentium 2020M  vs
Core i3 3217U 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 1 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 2 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 1 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 24 18
Operating temperature Unknown - 90°C Unknown - 105°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.4 GHz 1.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz 1.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.4 GHz 1.8 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label HD Graphics Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz 1,050 MHz

memory controller

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