Average Bench: 46.1% (848th of 1323)

Based on 26,821 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306A9, BFEBFBFF000306A8 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3217U CPU @ 1.80GHz
Poor: 33%Average: 46.1% Great: 54%
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i3-3217U averaged 53.8% 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. Memory Latency 73.6Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 42.1Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-3217U is 21%. 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 114Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 26,821 samples)
Min Avg Max
52 Memory 73.6 87.1
20.1 1-Core 42.1 49.3
35.8 2-Core 73.6 92.7
43.1% 63.1 Pts
Min Avg Max
55.1 4-Core 111 128
65.5 8-Core 114 129
15.3% 113 Pts
Min Avg Max
62.1 64-Core 115 129
7.7% 115 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 83.6
1-Core 49.6
2-Core 92.8
50% 75.3 Pts
4-Core 131
8-Core 129
18% 130 Pts
64-Core 131
9% 131 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz
Memory 76.4
1-Core 38.3
2-Core 75.8
43% 63.5 Pts
4-Core 129
8-Core 130
18% 130 Pts
64-Core 130
9% 130 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 64.6
1-Core 40.6
2-Core 72.5
40% 59.2 Pts
4-Core 128
8-Core 131
18% 130 Pts
64-Core 131
9% 131 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 62.4
1-Core 48.8
2-Core 88
43% 66.4 Pts
4-Core 133
8-Core 133
18% 133 Pts
64-Core 131
9% 131 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 1.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 66.6
1-Core 41
2-Core 68.3
40% 58.6 Pts
4-Core 109
8-Core 41.3
12% 75.1 Pts
64-Core 117
8% 117 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 48,385,474 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i3-3217U Builds (Compare 3,798 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 45%
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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Poor

8 months ago.

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


Average

9 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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