CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 2117U vs 1250

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

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Pentium 2117U

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium 2117U

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Significantly higher clock speed 1.8 GHz vs 1 GHz 80% higher clock speed
Significantly newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 28 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly higher Maximum Operating Temperature 105 °C vs 90 °C More than 15% higher Maximum Operating Temperature
Better PassMark (Single core) score 978 vs 358 Around 2.8x better PassMark (Single core) score
Better 3DMark06 CPU score 1,884.5 vs 740.5 More than 2.5x better 3DMark06 CPU score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.84 GHz vs 1 GHz Around 85% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better geekbench (32-bit) score 2,297 vs 852 Around 2.8x better geekbench (32-bit) score
Better PassMark score 1,652 vs 606 Around 2.8x better PassMark score
Higher GPU clock speed 350 MHz vs 300 MHz More than 15% higher GPU clock speed
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.8 GHz vs 1 GHz 80% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD A4 1250

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AMD A4 1250

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Lower typical power consumption 6.5W vs 13.81W 2.1x lower typical power consumption
Newer May, 2013 vs Sep, 2012 Release date 7 months later
Lower annual home energy cost 1.93 $/year vs 4.1 $/year 2.1x lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium 2117U vs A4 1250

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium 2117U  vs
A4 1250 
Clock speed 1.8 GHz 1 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Is hyperthreaded No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
BMI1
AMD64
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 17W 8W
Annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year 1.93 $/year
Performance per watt 15.06 pt/W 12.46 pt/W
Typical power consumption 13.81W 6.5W

details

Pentium 2117U  vs
A4 1250 
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 28 nm
Operating temperature Unknown - 105°C Unknown - 90°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.84 GHz 1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.8 GHz 1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.84 GHz 1 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics Radeon™ HD 8210
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 300 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3
DDR3L-1333
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