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Core i3-3217U vs Pentium Dual-Core E5400


Description
The i3-3217U is based on Ivy Bridge architecture while the E5400 is based on Core.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the i3-3217U gets a score of 32.8 k points while the E5400 gets 26.8 k points.

Summarizing, the i3-3217U is 1.2 times faster than the E5400 . To get a proper comparison between both models, take a look to the data shown below.

Specs
CPUID
306a9
1067a
Core
Ivy Bridge
Wolfdale
Architecture
Base frecuency
1.8 GHz
2.7 GHz
Boost frecuency
1.8 GHz
2.7 GHz
Socket
BGA1023
LGA 775
Cores/Threads
2 /2
2/2
TDP
17 W
65 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
32+32 kB
32+32 kB
Cache L2
256 kB
2048 kB
Cache L3
3072 kB
0 kB
Date
Jun 2012
January 2009

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
E5400
Test#1 (Integers)
1785
2474 (38.58%)
Test#2 (FP)
5015
6368 (26.98%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
2208
2662 (20.56%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2310
1242 (-46.25%)
TOTAL
11318
12746 (12.61%)

Multithread

i3-3217U

E5400
Test#1 (Integers)
3564
4948 (38.84%)
Test#2 (FP)
11466
12698 (10.75%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
5339
5343 (0.09%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2539
1208 (-52.44%)
TOTAL
22908
24197 (5.63%)

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
E5400
Test#1 (Integers)
5374
3087 (-42.57%)
Test#2 (FP)
5254
6938 (32.05%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
2202
2766 (25.57%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2249
1215 (-45.97%)
TOTAL
15081
14006 (-7.13%)

Multithread

i3-3217U

E5400
Test#1 (Integers)
12458
6181 (-50.38%)
Test#2 (FP)
12137
13819 (13.86%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
5519
5574 (1.00%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2637
1205 (-54.29%)
TOTAL
32750
26779 (-18.23%)

Performance/W
i3-3217U
E5400
Test#1 (Integers)
733 points/W
95 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
714 points/W
213 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
325 points/W
86 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
155 points/W
19 points/W
TOTAL
1926 points/W
412 points/W

Performance/GHz
i3-3217U
E5400
Test#1 (Integers)
2986 points/GHz
1143 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
2919 points/GHz
2570 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
1224 points/GHz
1024 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
1250 points/GHz
450 points/GHz
TOTAL
8378 points/GHz
5187 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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