CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 2117U vs 1450


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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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
Significantly newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 28 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better turbo clock speed 1,000 MHz vs 400 MHz 2.5x better turbo clock speed
Significantly higher Maximum Operating Temperature 105 °C vs 90 °C More than 15% higher Maximum Operating Temperature
Better PassMark (Single core) score 978 vs 505 Around 95% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.84 GHz vs 1 GHz Around 85% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Higher GPU clock speed 350 MHz vs 300 MHz More than 15% higher GPU clock speed
Slightly better 3DMark06 CPU score 1,884.5 vs 1,439 More than 30% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.8 GHz vs 1 GHz 80% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD A6 1450

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AMD A6 1450

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More l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Lower typical power consumption 6.5W vs 13.81W 2.1x lower typical power consumption
Better performance per watt 25.16 pt/W vs 15.08 pt/W More than 65% better performance per watt
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 A6 1450

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Pentium 2117U  vs
A6 1450 
Clock speed 1.8 GHz 1 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Is hyperthreaded No No


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 17W 8W
Annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year 1.93 $/year
Performance per watt 15.08 pt/W 25.16 pt/W
Typical power consumption 13.81W 6.5W


Pentium 2117U  vs
A6 1450 
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 28 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 105°C Unknown - 90°C


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

Label Intel® HD Graphics Radeon™ HD 8250
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 300 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,000 MHz 400 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
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