CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 2117U vs 1250


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?



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Performance, Single-core Performance, Power Consumption and Features

Intel Pentium 2117U 

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Intel Pentium 2117U

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Front view of Intel Pentium 2117U

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
Newer manufacturing process 22 nms vs 28 nms 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 overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.84 GHz vs 1 GHz Around 85% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better 3DMark06 CPU score 1,884.5 vs 740.5 More than 2.5x better 3DMark06 CPU score
Better PassMark score 1,650 vs 602 Around 2.8x better PassMark score
Better geekbench (32-bit) score 2,306 vs 855 Around 2.8x better geekbench (32-bit) score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.8 GHz vs 1 GHz 80% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
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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

GeekBench (32-bit)


3D Mark 06 (CPU)

Pentium 2117U
A4 1250

Passmark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


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


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

power consumption

TDP 17W 8W
Annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year 1.93 $/year
Performance per watt 15.23 pt/W 12.59 pt/W
Typical power consumption 13.81W 6.5W


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 nms 28 nms
Operating temperature Unknown - 105°C Unknown - 90°C


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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
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