Average Bench: 46.8% (803rd of 1276)

Based on 21,906 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306A9, BFEBFBFF000306A8 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3217U CPU @ 1.80GHz
Poor: 34%Average: 46.8% Great: 54%
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i3-3217U averaged 53.2% 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 75.1Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 41.7Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-3217U is just 19.2%. 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 114Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 113Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 21,906 samples)
Min Avg Max
55.4 Memory 75.1 86.9
20.5 1-Core 41.7 49.2
37.1 2-Core 73.3 91.7
43.4% 63.4 Pts
Min Avg Max
55.6 4-Core 110 128
58.8 8-Core 113 128
15.1% 111 Pts
Min Avg Max
61.9 64-Core 114 129
7.6% 114 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.2
1-Core 47.2
2-Core 91.7
48% 72.7 Pts
4-Core 124
8-Core 121
17% 123 Pts
64-Core 122
8% 122 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz
Memory 80.3
1-Core 42.4
2-Core 76.6
46% 66.4 Pts
4-Core 112
8-Core 115
16% 114 Pts
64-Core 95.1
6% 95.1 Pts
N/A, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.7
1-Core 45.6
2-Core 77.9
46% 67.1 Pts
4-Core 105
8-Core 118
15% 111 Pts
64-Core 117
8% 117 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 72.6
1-Core 43.8
2-Core 87.9
45% 68.1 Pts
4-Core 103
8-Core 113
14% 108 Pts
64-Core 123
8% 123 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 1 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 80
1-Core 42.4
2-Core 60.1
44% 60.8 Pts
4-Core 59.9
8-Core 60
8% 60 Pts
64-Core 60.2
4% 60.2 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.8
1-Core 48
2-Core 82.6
46% 68.8 Pts
4-Core 77.4
8-Core 102
12% 89.5 Pts
64-Core 75.8
5% 75.8 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz
Memory 56.8
1-Core 38.4
2-Core 71.1
36% 55.4 Pts
4-Core 95
8-Core 102
13% 98.3 Pts
64-Core 118
8% 118 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 46.9
1-Core 30.1
2-Core 64.8
30% 47.3 Pts
4-Core 75.8
8-Core 74.2
10% 75 Pts
64-Core 104
7% 104 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 36,020,278 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i3-3217U Builds (Compare 2,029 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 46%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Inspiron 3521

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 22% - Poor Total price: $26

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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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