Intel
$225
Intel
 $225 

2 Cores, 4 Threads @1.7GHz, Ivy Bridge.
Release date: Q1 2012.

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4 Cores, 4 Threads @1.10 GHz, Apollo Lake.
Release date ≈ Q4 2016.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 21,927 user samples
18,035 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 37% Base clock 1.7 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 12% Base clock 1.7 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 12% Great: 37%
SPEED RANK: 709th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 30%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 34%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Surfboard
3,892 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 31% Base clock 1.1 GHz, turbo 2.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 16% Base clock 1.1 GHz, turbo 1.3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 16% Great: 31%
SPEED RANK: 792nd / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 26%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 27%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
30.3 % Faster effective speed.
+16%
26.2 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
55.9 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+39%
40.2 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
95 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+21%
78.7 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
143 Pts 145 Pts +1%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
147 Pts 148 Pts +1%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
70.2 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+53%
45.9 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
123 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+40%
88 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
171 Pts 175 Pts +2%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
171 Pts 175 Pts +2%
Market Share
Based on 26,006,048 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.08 % Hugely higher market share.
+700%
0.01 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
51 % 57 % Slightly more popular.
+12%
Age
Newest
96 Months 39+ Months Much more recent.
+59%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
172 Pts 176 Pts +2%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
148 Pts +1% 146 Pts
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q2'12 Q3'16
Cache
Cache
3 MB SmartCache 2 MB L2
Lithography
Lithography
22 nm 14 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$225.00 $107.00
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
32 GB 8 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR3/L/-RS 1333/1600 DDR3L/LPDDR3 up to 1866 MT/s; LPDDR4 up to 2400 MT/s
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 4000 Intel® HD Graphics 500
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
350 MHz 200.00 MHz
Graphics Output
Graphics Output
eDP/DP/HDMI/SDVO/CRT eDP/DP/HDMI/MIPI-DSI
Wireless Display
Intel® Wireless Display
Yes No
InTru 3D Tech
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology
Yes No
Package Size
Package Size
31.0mm x 24.0mm 24mm x 31mm
Turbo Boost Tech
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
2.0 No
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
Yes No
Anti-Theft Tech
Anti-Theft Technology
Yes No
PCI Express Configurations
PCI Express Configurations ‡
1x16, 2x8, 1x8 2x4 1x4 + 1x2 or 4x1 or 2x1+1x2 + 1x2
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
1 6

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The Intel i5-3317U is a dual core, four thread, 3rd generation Ivy Bridge netbook and laptop processor. It launched in Q2 2012, and has since been succeeded by the i5-4200U which is a 4th generation Haswell (2013) processor. Comparing the 4200U and 3317U shows that, for 20% more money, the i5-4200U has a 10% faster effective speed and a 12% lower TDP. This is due to the newer and improved Haswell architecture. The TDP of 17 Watts should yield over 5 hours of battery life for average use. Like most mobile processors, the effective speed of 51.1 is poor, however, it's okay for handling the majority of day to day processing activities. The i5-3317U also has onboard HD Graphics 4000 which is sufficient for typical desktop use. [Nov '14 CPUPro]

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If you're after low-power computing then this is a good, basic processor to get work done. Based on the 2016 14nm Apollo Lake architecture it is designed for mobile efficiency and comes in a range of laptops from budget to mid-tier. It uses about 4 to 6 watts under load (yes, four to six whole watts) and generally idles under 2 watts. It has four cores with four threads and has a 1.1GHz base clock with a 2.2GHz boost, with the included HD 500 series graphics boasting 12 execution units running at up to 700MHz, although information regarding this is limited given its budget application. If you're processing data then forget anything with this. Although possible, it'll take forever as you're limited to 256k of L1 and 2MB of L2 cache - no L3 at all. The included graphics won't help you here either. For everyday processing, or a cheap laptop for the kids, this is a decent processor but throw more than 2 or 3 basic tasks at it and it flounders. Anything more complex than everyday word processing, internet and multimedia is beyond it, but given that's what the majority of users will be doing this isn't an issue. The bonus? Ultra-light, thin and quiet latops with passive cooling and sub- $250USD price points. Not bad! [Jul '19 boingk]

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