CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 2117U vs 2310M among laptop CPUs (over 15W)

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

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CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Pentium 2117U 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Pentium 2117U  based on its power consumption and value.

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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 newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm 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
Better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score 4.03 mPixels/s vs 1.4 mPixels/s Around 3x better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score
Newer Sep, 2012 vs Feb, 2011 Release date over 1 years later
Higher Maximum operating temperature 105 °C vs 100 °C 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year vs 8.43 $/year 2.1x lower annual home energy cost
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Intel Core i3 2310M

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Higher clock speed 2.1 GHz vs 1.8 GHz More than 15% higher clock speed
Much 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
Significantly more l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 50% more l3 cache per core
Better turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz vs 1,000 MHz 10% better turbo clock speed
Better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 3,171 vs 2,297 Around 40% better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 3,306 vs 2,488 Around 35% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.11 GHz vs 1.86 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Slightly better geekbench 2 (64-bit) score 3,476 vs 2,755 More than 25% better geekbench 2 (64-bit) score
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

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Pentium 2117U
4.03 mPixels/s
Core i3 2310M
1.4 mPixels/s

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Pentium 2117U
93,650 MB/s
Core i3 2310M
103,600 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

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

features

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

power consumption

TDP 17W 35W
Annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year 8.43 $/year
Performance per watt 6.65 pt/W 4.23 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

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 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 18 21
Operating temperature Unknown - 105°C Unknown - 100°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.86 GHz 2.11 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.8 GHz 2.1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.86 GHz 2.11 GHz

integrated graphics

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
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