CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 2117U vs 1450 among laptop CPUs

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

6.5

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Pentium 2117U 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Pentium 2117U  based on its performance and single-core performance.

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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
Much better turbo clock speed 1,000 MHz vs 400 MHz 2.5x better turbo clock speed
Newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 28 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 105 °C vs 90 °C More than 15% higher Maximum operating temperature
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.85 GHz vs 1.06 GHz More than 75% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Higher GPU clock speed 350 MHz vs 300 MHz More than 15% higher GPU clock speed
Better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 2,297 vs 1,935 Around 20% better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Better 3DMark06 CPU score 1,884.5 vs 1,439 More than 30% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score 4.03 mPixels/s vs 2.39 mPixels/s Around 70% better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score
Slightly better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 2,488 vs 1,892 More than 30% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core 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

Reasons to consider the
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 geekbench 3 AES single core score 639,700 MB/s vs 93,650 MB/s More than 6.8x better geekbench 3 AES single core score
Newer May, 2013 vs Sep, 2012 Release date 7 months later
Better performance per watt 26.59 pt/W vs 6.38 pt/W Around 4.2x better performance per watt
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

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Pentium 2117U
3.08 mHash/s
A6 1450
15.51 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Pentium 2117U
4.03 mPixels/s
A6 1450
2.39 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Pentium 2117U
0.35 fps
A6 1450
0.31 fps

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A6 1450
1,892

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Pentium 2117U
93,650 MB/s
A6 1450
639,700 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

A6 1450
1,509

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium 2117U  vs
A6 1450 
Clock speed 1.8 GHz 1 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core

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 6.38 pt/W 26.59 pt/W
Typical power consumption 13.81W 6.5W

details

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

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.85 GHz 1.06 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.8 GHz 1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.85 GHz 1.06 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
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
DDR3
DDR3L-1066
Intel Pentium 2117U
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