CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 2127U vs 3217U 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

7.1

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i3 3217U 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i3 3217U  based on its performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Pentium 2127U

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium 2127U

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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
Slightly higher clock speed 1.9 GHz vs 1.8 GHz More than 5% higher clock speed
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Better turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz vs 1,050 MHz Around 5% better turbo clock speed
Better performance per dollar 0.94 pt/$ vs 0.08 pt/$ Around 12.2x better performance per dollar
Newer Jul, 2013 vs Jun, 2012 Release date over a year later
Front view of Intel Core i3 3217U

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Intel Core i3 3217U

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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
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 geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 2,887 vs 2,556 Around 15% better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium 2127U vs Core i3 3217U

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 2127U
99,900 MB/s
Core i3 3217U
93,600 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium 2127U  vs
Core i3 3217U 
Clock speed 1.9 GHz 1.8 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core

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 17W
Annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year 4.1 $/year
Performance per watt 7.42 pt/W 8.91 pt/W
Typical power consumption 13.81W 13.81W

bus

Architecture DMI DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Pentium 2127U  vs
Core i3 3217U 
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
Operating temperature Unknown - 105°C Unknown - 105°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.9 GHz 1.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.9 GHz 1.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.9 GHz 1.8 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 1,100 MHz 1,050 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3L-1333
DDR3RS-1600
DDR3RS-1333
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
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