CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 2117U vs 3337U 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

7.3

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i5 3337U 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i5 3337U  based on its performance, single-core performance and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Pentium 2117U

Reasons to consider the
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More l2 cache 1 MB vs 0.5 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Front view of Intel Core i5 3337U

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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
Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 4,136 vs 2,297 More than 80% better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Significantly better geekbench 2 (64-bit) score 4,116 vs 2,755 Around 50% better geekbench 2 (64-bit) score
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Better 3DMark06 CPU score 3,145 vs 1,884.5 More than 65% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Better geekbench 3 AES single core score 1,750,000 MB/s vs 93,650 MB/s Around 18.8x better geekbench 3 AES single core score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.7 GHz vs 1.85 GHz More than 45% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 4,478 vs 2,488 Around 80% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score 7.62 mPixels/s vs 4.03 mPixels/s Around 90% better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score
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 performance per dollar 1.76 pt/$ vs 0.81 pt/$ Around 2.2x better performance per dollar
Better performance per watt 23.34 pt/W vs 6.42 pt/W Around 3.8x better performance per watt
Newer Jan, 2013 vs Sep, 2012 Release date 3 months later

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

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Pentium 2117U
3.08 mHash/s
Core i5 3337U
11.19 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Pentium 2117U
4.03 mPixels/s
Core i5 3337U
7.62 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Pentium 2117U
0.35 fps
Core i5 3337U
0.69 fps

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 i5 3337U
1,750,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium 2117U  vs
Core i5 3337U 
Clock speed 1.8 GHz 1.8 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
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 17W 17W
Annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year 4.1 $/year
Performance per watt 6.42 pt/W 23.34 pt/W
Typical power consumption 13.81W 13.81W

bus

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

details

Pentium 2117U  vs
Core i5 3337U 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 1 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 2 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 1 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 18 18
Operating temperature Unknown - 105°C Unknown - 105°C

overclocking

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

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
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
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3L-1333
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 12,800 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
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