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Core i3-3217U vs i5-3317U


Description
Both models i3-3217U and i5-3317U are based on Ivy Bridge architecture.

"Ivy Bridge is the last Intel microarchitecture for which there is official driver support for Windows XP . It is made under 22 nm Tri-Gate transistor (""3D"") technology and is basically a Sandy Bridge shrink. It has PCI Express 3.0 support and RdRand instruction for security tasks."

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the i3-3217U gets a score of 35.1 k points while the i5-3317U gets 44.5 k points.

Summarizing, the i5-3317U is 1.3 times faster than the i3-3217U . To get a proper comparison between both models, take a look to the data shown below.

Specs
CPUID
306a9
306a9
Core
Ivy Bridge
Ivy Bridge
Architecture
Base frecuency
1.8 GHz
1.7 GHz
Boost frecuency
1.8 GHz
2.6 GHz
Socket
BGA1023
BGA1023
Cores/Threads
2 /2
2 /2
TDP
17 W
17 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
32+32 kB
32+32 kB
Cache L2
256 kB
256 kB
Cache L3
3072 kB
3072 kB
Date
Jun 2012
Jun 2012

Non-optimized benchmark
The benchmark in Mode 0 (FPU) measures cpu performance with non-optimized software. It uses the basic µinstructions from the i386 architecture with the i387 floating point unit. This mode is compatible with all CPUs so it's practical to compare very different CPUs
Monothread
i3-3217U
i5-3317U
Test#1 (Integers)
1785
2503 (40.23%)
Test#2 (FP)
5015
7176 (43.08%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
2208
3186 (44.29%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2310
3409 (47.57%)
TOTAL
11318
16274 (43.78%)

Multithread

i3-3217U

i5-3317U
Test#1 (Integers)
3564
4932 (38.39%)
Test#2 (FP)
11466
15721 (37.11%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
5339
7533 (41.09%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2539
4209 (65.76%)
TOTAL
22908
32395 (41.41%)

SSE3 optimized benchmark
The benchmark in mode I (SSE) is optimized for the use of SIMD instructions with 128 bits register and the SSE set up to version 3. Nearly every modern CPU has support for this mode.
Monothread
i3-3217U
i5-3317U
Test#1 (Integers)
5374
8384 (56.00%)
Test#2 (FP)
5254
7758 (47.64%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
2202
3331 (51.24%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2249
3410 (51.58%)
TOTAL
15081
22882 (51.73%)

Multithread

i3-3217U

i5-3317U
Test#1 (Integers)
12458
16564 (32.96%)
Test#2 (FP)
12137
16792 (38.35%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
5519
7848 (42.21%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2637
4022 (52.54%)
TOTAL
32750
45226 (38.09%)

AVX optimized benchmark
The benchmark in mode II (AVX) is optimized to used 256 bits registers beside the first version of the Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX). The first AVX compatible CPU was released in 2011.
Monothread
i3-3217U
i5-3317U
Test#1 (Integers)
5892
8173 (38.70%)
Test#2 (FP)
5847
8289 (41.76%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
2211
3298 (49.17%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2196
3340 (52.08%)
TOTAL
16147
23100 (43.06%)

Multithread

i3-3217U

i5-3317U
Test#1 (Integers)
12625
14299 (13.26%)
Test#2 (FP)
14315
18856 (31.73%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
5608
7298 (30.14%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2594
4009 (54.51%)
TOTAL
35142
44462 (26.52%)

Performance/W
i3-3217U
i5-3317U
Test#1 (Integers)
743 points/W
841 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
842 points/W
1109 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
330 points/W
429 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
153 points/W
236 points/W
TOTAL
2067 points/W
2615 points/W

Performance/GHz
i3-3217U
i5-3317U
Test#1 (Integers)
3274 points/GHz
3143 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
3248 points/GHz
3188 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
1228 points/GHz
1268 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
1220 points/GHz
1285 points/GHz
TOTAL
8970 points/GHz
8884 points/GHz

Monothread performance graph
Monothread performance graphics gives the performance vs time. They are useful to measure the time it takes to the CPU to reach the maximum performance.

Usually, CPU's performance will be steady during these tests but if it has a slow frequency strategy, the first samples will show a lower score.


Test#1 (Integers) [points vs time]

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Test#2 (FP) [points vs time]

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Test#3 (Generic, ZIP) [points vs time]

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Test#1 (Memory) [points vs time]

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Multithread performance graph
Multithread graphs measure the performance against a heavy load during certain time.

If CPU's TDP doesn't limit the frequency and the machine is properly cooled, performance should remain steady vs time. Otherwise, the performance score will oscillate or decrease over time.


Test#1 (Integers) [points vs time]

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Test#2 (FP) [points vs time]

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Test#3 (Generic, ZIP) [points vs time]

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Test#1 (Memory) [points vs time]

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