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Core i3-3217U vs Pentium E5500


Description
The i3-3217U is based on Ivy Bridge architecture while the E5500 is based on Core.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the i3-3217U gets a score of 22.9 k points while the E5500 gets 20.7 k points.

Summarizing, the i3-3217U is 1.1 times faster than the E5500 . 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
2.8 GHz
Boost frecuency
1.8 GHz
2.8 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
April 2010

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
E5500
Test#1 (Integers)
1785
2560 (43.42%)
Test#2 (FP)
5015
6538 (30.36%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
2208
2759 (24.95%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2310
911 (-60.55%)
TOTAL
11318
12768 (12.81%)

Multithread

i3-3217U

E5500
Test#1 (Integers)
3564
4321 (21.26%)
Test#2 (FP)
11466
10799 (-5.82%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
5339
4696 (-12.04%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2539
873 (-65.61%)
TOTAL
22908
20689 (-9.69%)

Performance/W
i3-3217U
E5500
Test#1 (Integers)
210 points/W
66 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
674 points/W
166 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
314 points/W
72 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
149 points/W
13 points/W
TOTAL
1348 points/W
318 points/W

Performance/GHz
i3-3217U
E5500
Test#1 (Integers)
992 points/GHz
914 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
2786 points/GHz
2335 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
1227 points/GHz
985 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
1283 points/GHz
325 points/GHz
TOTAL
6288 points/GHz
4560 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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