CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 2117U vs 3337U


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 Core i5 3337U 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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Slightly better performance per dollar 2.04 pt/$ vs 1.81 pt/$ Around 15% better performance per dollar
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Is hyperthreaded Yes vs No Somewhat common; Maximizes usage of each CPU core
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
Better 3DMark06 CPU score 3,145 vs 1,884.5 More than 65% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.7 GHz vs 1.85 GHz More than 45% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better PassMark score 3,161 vs 1,632 Around 95% better PassMark score
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,262 vs 978 Around 30% better PassMark (Single core) score
More l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 50% more l3 cache per core
Better geekbench (32-bit) score 4,166 vs 2,281 Around 85% better geekbench (32-bit) score
Better performance per watt 23.93 pt/W vs 16.1 pt/W Around 50% better performance per watt
Marginally newer Jan, 2013 vs Sep, 2012 Release date 3 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium 2117U vs Core i5 3337U


3D Mark 06 (CPU)


Pentium 2117U Core i5 3337U @ cpubenchmark.net

Passmark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Pentium 2117U  vs
Core i5 3337U 
Clock speed 1.8 GHz 1.8 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
BGA 1023
Is hyperthreaded No Yes


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has vitualization support Yes Yes
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes


Label Intel® HD Graphics Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,000 MHz 1,100 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 12,800 MB/s 25,600 MB/s


Pentium 2117U  vs
Core i5 3337U 
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 22 nms
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 18 18
Operating temperature Unknown - 105°C Unknown - 105°C


Overclocked clock speed 1.85 GHz 2.7 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.8 GHz 1.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.85 GHz 2.7 GHz

power consumption

TDP 17W 17W
Annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year 4.1 $/year
Performance per watt 16.1 pt/W 23.93 pt/W
Typical power consumption 13.81W 13.81W


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