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Core i3-3217U vs Pentium N3540


Description
The i3-3217U is based on Ivy Bridge architecture while the N3540 is based on Silvermont.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the i3-3217U gets a score of 32.8 k points while the N3540 gets 37.6 k points.

Summarizing, the N3540 is 1.1 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
30678
Core
Ivy Bridge
Bay Trail-M
Architecture
Base frecuency
1.8 GHz
2.167 GHz
Boost frecuency
1.8 GHz
2.667 GHz
Socket
BGA1023
BGA1170
Cores/Threads
2 /2
4/4
TDP
17 W
7,5 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
32+32 kB
4x32+4x24 kB
Cache L2
256 kB
2x1024 kB
Cache L3
3072 kB
kB
Date
Jun 2012
July 2014

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
N3540
Test#1 (Integers)
1785
1373 (-23.07%)
Test#2 (FP)
5015
2001 (-60.09%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
2208
1959 (-11.28%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2310
1215 (-47.42%)
TOTAL
11318
6548 (-42.14%)

Multithread

i3-3217U

N3540
Test#1 (Integers)
3564
5233 (46.85%)
Test#2 (FP)
11466
7705 (-32.80%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
5339
7386 (38.34%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2539
1522 (-40.06%)
TOTAL
22908
21846 (-4.63%)

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
N3540
Test#1 (Integers)
5374
4928 (-8.31%)
Test#2 (FP)
5254
2588 (-50.75%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
2202
2000 (-9.20%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2249
1204 (-46.46%)
TOTAL
15081
10719 (-28.92%)

Multithread

i3-3217U

N3540
Test#1 (Integers)
12458
18888 (51.62%)
Test#2 (FP)
12137
9744 (-19.72%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
5519
7466 (35.28%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2637
1498 (-43.19%)
TOTAL
32750
37596 (14.80%)

Performance/W
i3-3217U
N3540
Test#1 (Integers)
733 points/W
2698 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
714 points/W
1392 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
325 points/W
1067 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
155 points/W
214 points/W
TOTAL
1926 points/W
5371 points/W

Performance/GHz
i3-3217U
N3540
Test#1 (Integers)
2986 points/GHz
1848 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
2919 points/GHz
970 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
1224 points/GHz
750 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
1250 points/GHz
452 points/GHz
TOTAL
8378 points/GHz
4019 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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