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


2 Cores, 4 Threads @2.5GHz, Sandy Bridge.
Release date: Q1 2012.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 65,380 user samples
24,049 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 59% Base clock 1.7 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 33% Base clock 1.7 GHz, turbo 1.7 GHz (avg)
Poor: 33% Great: 59%
SPEED RANK: 765th / 1316
Gaming 50%
Desktop 55%
Workstation 35%
Sail boat
41,331 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 60% Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 33% Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 0.85 GHz (avg)
Poor: 33% Great: 60%
SPEED RANK: 698th / 1316
Gaming 52%
Desktop 58%
Workstation 36%
Jet ski
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
49.8 % 51.8 % +4%
Avg. Memory Latency
74.9 Pts 76.6 Pts +2%
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
57 Pts 65.3 Pts Faster single-core speed.
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
96.7 Pts 110 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
145 Pts 158 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
148 Pts 162 Pts Slightly faster octa-core speed.
OC Memory Latency
89.7 Pts +0% 89.4 Pts
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
70.3 Pts 80.5 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
122 Pts 145 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
171 Pts 196 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
171 Pts 196 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
Market Share
Based on 44,009,016 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.06 % 0.12 % Hugely higher market share.
Value For Money
52.7 % 54.9 % +4%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
51 % 53 % +4%
Price (score)
$225 $225
111 Months +2% 113 Months
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
17 Watts Much more energy efficient.
35 Watts
CPU Processing Cores
2 cores 2 cores
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 4 threads
Manufacturing process
22 nm Much newer manufacturing.
32 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
1.7 GHz 2.5 GHz Much faster base frequency.
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
2.6 GHz 3.1 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
172 Pts 196 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
148 Pts 161 Pts Slightly faster 64-core speed.
CPU Architecture
Ivy Bridge Sandy Bridge
Motherboard Socket
Integrated Graphics
HD 4000 HD 3000
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q2'12 Q1'12
22 nm 32 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$225.00 N/A
Max Turbo Frequency
Max Turbo Frequency
2.6 GHz 3.1 GHz
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
32 GB 16 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR3/L/-RS 1333/1600 DDR3 1066/1333
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
25.6 GB/s 21.3 GB/s
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 4000 Intel® HD Graphics 3000
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
350 MHz 650 MHz
# of Displays Supported
# of Displays Supported ‡
3 2
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.05 GHz 1.3 GHz
Package Size
Package Size
31.0mm x 24.0mm 37.5mmx37.5mm (rPGA988B); 31mm x 24mm (BGA1023)
Graphics and IMC Lithography
Graphics and IMC Lithography
22 nm 32 nm
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) ‡
Yes No
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
1 16

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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]


The Intel Core i5-2450M is a mid-range dual-core four threaded mobile processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture. It was launched in Q1 2012 and is a slightly quicker version of the i5-2410M which launched a year earlier. At the time of release, the 2450M was reasonably fast with an effective speed of 61: the base clock speed is 2.5 GHz which can boost up to 3.1 GHz. The TDP of 35W is relatively high by modern standards and is halved in the i5-3317U (see full comparison). A lower TDP leads to extended battery life which is obviously a big plus for mobile processors. The i5-2450M features integrated Intel HD Graphics 3000 which isn't adequate for most modern games but it's absolutely fine for handling typical tasks such as browsing and word processing. [Nov '14 CPUPro]


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