CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 2117U vs 2310M

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

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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Features and specifications that differ between products

CPUBoss Score

Performance, Single-core Performance, Power Consumption and Features

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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Reasons to consider the
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Newer manufacturing process 22 nms vs 32 nms A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
More number of displays supported 3 vs 2 1 more number of displays supported
Significantly lower typical power consumption 13.81W vs 28.44W 2.1x lower typical power consumption
Supports more RAM 32,768 MB vs 16,384 MB Supports 2x more RAM
Higher Maximum Operating Temperature 105 °C vs 100 °C 5% higher Maximum Operating Temperature
Marginally newer Sep, 2012 vs Feb, 2011 Release date over 1 years later
Better performance per dollar 2.01 pt/$ vs 1.66 pt/$ More than 20% better performance per dollar
Better performance per watt 15.84 pt/W vs 10.64 pt/W Around 50% better performance per watt
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year vs 8.43 $/year 2.1x lower annual home energy cost
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Is hyperthreaded Yes vs No Somewhat common; Maximizes usage of each CPU core
Higher clock speed 2.1 GHz vs 1.8 GHz More than 15% higher clock speed
Significantly higher GPU clock speed 650 MHz vs 350 MHz More than 85% higher GPU clock speed
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
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Better turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz vs 1,000 MHz 10% better turbo clock speed
More l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 50% more l3 cache per core
Better PassMark score 2,406 vs 1,660 Around 45% better PassMark score
Slightly better geekbench (32-bit) score 3,160 vs 2,291 Around 40% better geekbench (32-bit) score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.12 GHz vs 1.84 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.1 GHz vs 1.8 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium 2117U vs Core i3 2310M

GeekBench

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium 2117U  vs
Core i3 2310M 
Clock speed 1.8 GHz 2.1 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
BGA 1023
Is hyperthreaded No Yes

features

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

gpu

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics Intel® HD Graphics 3000
Number of displays supported 3 2
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,000 MHz 1,100 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 12,800 MB/s 21,333.32 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 16,384 MB

details

Pentium 2117U  vs
Core i3 2310M 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 2 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 1 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nms 32 nms
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 18 21
Operating temperature Unknown - 105°C Unknown - 100°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.84 GHz 2.12 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.8 GHz 2.1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.84 GHz 2.12 GHz

power consumption

TDP 17W 35W
Annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year 8.43 $/year
Performance per watt 15.84 pt/W 10.64 pt/W
Typical power consumption 13.81W 28.44W

bus

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