Average Bench: 43% (991st of 1445)

Based on 28,188 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306A9, BFEBFBFF000306A8 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3217U CPU @ 1.80GHz
Poor: 28%Average: 43% Great: 53%
Gaming
Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 47%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 29%
Raft

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i3-3217U averaged 57.0% 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 68.8Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 39.9Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-3217U is 25.2%. 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 Speed 106Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 106Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 28,188 samples)
Min Avg Max
37.7 Memory 68.8 86.1
20.9 1-Core 39.9 47.9
37.3 2-Core 70 87.6
39.9% 59.5 Pts
Min Avg Max
54.4 4-Core 102 124
62.1 8-Core 106 124
13.8% 104 Pts
Min Avg Max
61 64-Core 106 125
6.6% 106 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
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 79
1-Core 46.4
2-Core 85.6
47% 70.3 Pts
4-Core 113
8-Core 114
15% 114 Pts
64-Core 113
7% 113 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.7
1-Core 45.9
2-Core 78.3
45% 67.3 Pts
4-Core 114
8-Core 114
15% 114 Pts
64-Core 113
7% 113 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 76
1-Core 46.3
2-Core 86
46% 69.4 Pts
4-Core 117
8-Core 111
15% 114 Pts
64-Core 115
7% 115 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.8
1-Core 46.2
2-Core 80.2
44% 67.1 Pts
4-Core 109
8-Core 116
15% 113 Pts
64-Core 116
7% 116 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.9
1-Core 45.9
2-Core 77
44% 65.9 Pts
4-Core 109
8-Core 109
15% 109 Pts
64-Core 110
7% 110 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.1
1-Core 37.4
2-Core 62.8
40% 57.8 Pts
4-Core 103
8-Core 109
14% 106 Pts
64-Core 110
7% 110 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 70.1
1-Core 42.6
2-Core 72.8
41% 61.8 Pts
4-Core 90.9
8-Core 106
13% 98.6 Pts
64-Core 108
7% 108 Pts
N/A, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 69.9
1-Core 30.3
2-Core 47.8
36% 49.3 Pts
4-Core 56.5
8-Core 69.1
8% 62.8 Pts
64-Core 81.9
5% 81.9 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 56.2
1-Core 20.7
2-Core 36.6
28% 37.8 Pts
4-Core 48.5
8-Core 50.3
7% 49.4 Pts
64-Core 50
3% 50 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 67,951,544 CPUs tested

Typical Core i3-3217U Builds (Compare 1,942 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Inspiron 3521

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 21% - Poor Total price: $28

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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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Excellent

12 months ago.

I have a laptop from 2014 which has this proccessor and I still use it in 2023 after 9 years and it still goes smooth ♥️


Good

2 years ago.

Pretty enough if it's used with enough RAM and a good SSD.


Good

2 months ago.

It's honestly pretty great for 2014. I still have a laptop with this processor and 16 gb of ram and it works great!


Average

2 years ago.

After updating the drivers, the performance increased around 5-10%, it's fine.


Poor

3 years ago.

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


Average

3 years 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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