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Front view of 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
Significantly lower typical power consumption 13.81W vs 36.56W 2.6x lower typical power consumption
More number of displays supported 3 vs 2 1 more number of displays supported
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Newer Sep, 2012 vs Jan, 2011 Release date over 1 years later
Higher Maximum operating temperature 105 °C vs 100 °C 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Better performance per watt 5.2 pt/W vs 4.34 pt/W Around 20% better performance per watt
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year vs 10.84 $/year 2.6x lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 14.89 $/year vs 39.42 $/year 2.6x lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of Intel Core i7 2710QE

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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
Significantly better turbo clock speed 1,200 MHz vs 1,000 MHz 20% better turbo clock speed
More l3 cache 6 MB vs 2 MB 3x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Better PassMark score 5,768 vs 1,650 Around 3.5x better PassMark score
More threads 8 vs 2 6 more threads
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,385 vs 978 More than 40% 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 overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.1 GHz vs 1.85 GHz Around 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 i7 2710QE

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium 2117U  vs
Core i7 2710QE 
Clock speed 1.8 GHz 2.1 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Socket type
BGA 1023
rPGA 988B

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No Yes
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 45W
Annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year 10.84 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 14.89 $/year 39.42 $/year
Performance per watt 5.2 pt/W 4.34 pt/W
Typical power consumption 13.81W 36.56W

bus

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

details

Pentium 2117U  vs
Core i7 2710QE 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 8
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 2 MB 6 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 1.85 GHz 2.1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.8 GHz 2.1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.85 GHz 2.1 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 1,200 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 12,800 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 16,998.4 MB
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