Average Bench: 45.5% (854th of 1316)

Based on 24,631 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306A9, BFEBFBFF000306A8 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3217U CPU @ 1.80GHz
Poor: 30%Average: 45.5% Great: 54%
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i3-3217U averaged 54.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Memory Latency 72.6Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 41.5Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-3217U is 24.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i3-3217U performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 114Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 113Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 24,631 samples)
Min Avg Max
48.4 Memory 72.6 87.3
20 1-Core 41.5 49.2
35.9 2-Core 72.9 92.1
42.5% 62.3 Pts
Min Avg Max
54.2 4-Core 109 128
60.6 8-Core 113 128
15.1% 111 Pts
Min Avg Max
57.9 64-Core 114 129
7.6% 114 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.1
1-Core 48.9
2-Core 86.7
51% 74.9 Pts
4-Core 127
8-Core 127
17% 127 Pts
64-Core 129
9% 129 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.9
1-Core 49
2-Core 88.6
50% 73.8 Pts
4-Core 126
8-Core 125
17% 125 Pts
64-Core 127
8% 127 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.5
1-Core 48.4
2-Core 80.4
47% 69.4 Pts
4-Core 115
8-Core 124
16% 120 Pts
64-Core 114
8% 114 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz
Memory 78.8
1-Core 48.3
2-Core 77.3
47% 68.1 Pts
4-Core 108
8-Core 116
15% 112 Pts
64-Core 124
8% 124 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.5
1-Core 48.9
2-Core 87.2
46% 69.9 Pts
4-Core 125
8-Core 126
17% 126 Pts
64-Core 127
8% 127 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.4
1-Core 40.9
2-Core 81.6
44% 65.6 Pts
4-Core 119
8-Core 105
16% 112 Pts
64-Core 121
8% 121 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.6
1-Core 31.3
2-Core 68.3
41% 58.7 Pts
4-Core 80.3
8-Core 84.6
11% 82.4 Pts
64-Core 75.1
5% 75.1 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.7 GHz, turbo 1.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 68.6
1-Core 49.2
2-Core 83.4
44% 67.1 Pts
4-Core 126
8-Core 124
17% 125 Pts
64-Core 128
9% 128 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 49.8
1-Core 30.8
2-Core 64.4
31% 48.3 Pts
4-Core 86.8
8-Core 99.2
12% 93 Pts
64-Core 114
8% 114 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 44,910,004 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i3-3217U Builds (Compare 3,255 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Inspiron 3521

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 18% - Very poor Total price: $35

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i3-3217U Processor (3M Cache, 1.80 GHz)
Code NameIvy Bridge
Launch DateQ2'12
Processor Numberi3-3217U
# of Cores2
# of Threads4
Cache3 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsAVX
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography22 nm
Recommended Price$225.00
Clock Speed1.8 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI
Max TDP17 W

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 4000
Graphics Base Frequency350 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI/SDVO/CRT
Wireless DisplayYes
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.05 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Intel InsiderYes
Flexible Display InterfaceYes

Memory

Max Memory Size32 GB
Memory TypesDDR3/L/-RS 1333/1600
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth25.6 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision2.0
PCI Express Configurations1x16, 2x8, 1x8 2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes1

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsNo

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost TechNo
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)No
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
Demand Based SwitchingNo
vPro TechNo
Identity Protection TechYes
Fast Memory AccessYes
Flex Memory AccessYes
My WiFi TechYes
4G WiMAX Wireless TechYes

Package

Package Size31mm x 24mm
Graphics and IMC Lithography22 nm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCBGA1023

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechNo
Anti-Theft TechYes

 Comments

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Poor

4 months ago.

Struggles to open a new tab in the time it took to write this sentence.


Average

4 months ago.

I have this CPU in my work laptop and it kinda bogs down a lot. It's just not 'snappy' at anything.


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