Average Bench: 23.1% (832nd of 1186)

Based on 16,210 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306A9, BFEBFBFF000306A8 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3217U CPU @ 1.80GHz
Poor: 13%Average: 23.1% Great: 27%
Gaming
Gaming 23%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 26%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 12%
Tree trunk

Very poor average bench

The Intel Core i3-3217U averaged 76.8% 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. Single Core Mixed Speed 42Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 73Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-3217U is just 14.2%. 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 Mixed Speed 115Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 113Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 16,210 samples)
Min Avg Max
20.7 1-Core 42 49.3
36.8 2-Core 73 90.9
27.7% 57.5 Pts
Min Avg Max
55 4-Core 110 128
67.8 8-Core 113 128
15.2% 112 Pts
Min Avg Max
65.8 64-Core 115 129
7.7% 115 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
1-Core 49.5
2-Core 88.8
33% 69.2 Pts
4-Core 129
8-Core 129
18% 129 Pts
64-Core 125
8% 125 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
1-Core 49.4
2-Core 79
31% 64.2 Pts
4-Core 126
8-Core 125
17% 126 Pts
64-Core 128
9% 128 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
1-Core 48.9
2-Core 83.8
32% 66.4 Pts
4-Core 125
8-Core 126
17% 125 Pts
64-Core 125
8% 125 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz
1-Core 48.4
2-Core 84.6
32% 66.5 Pts
4-Core 123
8-Core 121
17% 122 Pts
64-Core 123
8% 123 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
1-Core 47.2
2-Core 79.8
31% 63.5 Pts
4-Core 118
8-Core 115
16% 116 Pts
64-Core 118
8% 118 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
1-Core 42.4
2-Core 72.3
28% 57.4 Pts
4-Core 126
8-Core 126
17% 126 Pts
64-Core 123
8% 123 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
1-Core 44.5
2-Core 72.4
28% 58.5 Pts
4-Core 107
8-Core 121
15% 114 Pts
64-Core 122
8% 122 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 1.45 GHz (avg)
1-Core 21.1
2-Core 53.3
17% 37.2 Pts
4-Core 120
8-Core 129
17% 124 Pts
64-Core 129
9% 129 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
1-Core 20.9
2-Core 37.2
14% 29 Pts
4-Core 97.4
8-Core 120
14% 109 Pts
64-Core 118
8% 118 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,659,957 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i3-3217U Builds (Compare 4,472 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 30%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Inspiron 3521

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 20% - Very poor Total price: $60

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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

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