Average Bench: 23.8% (815th of 1173)

Based on 13,787 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306A9, BFEBFBFF000306A8 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3217U CPU @ 1.80GHz
Poor: 12%Average: 23.8% Great: 28%
Gaming
Gaming 24%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 27%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk

Very poor average bench

The Intel Core i3-3217U averaged 76.1% 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

Single Core Floating Point Speed 42.7Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 41.9Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-3217U is just 15.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i3-3217U performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 112Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 114Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 13,787 samples)
Min Avg Max
20.5 SC Int 41.2 48.5
21.3 SC Float 42.7 50
21.2 SC Mixed 41.9 49.2
33.6% 42 Pts
Min Avg Max
53.1 QC Int 106 126
55.2 QC Float 108 126
56.8 QC Mixed 109 128
24.4% 108 Pts
Min Avg Max
62.3 MC Int 112 127
59.5 MC Float 112 126
61.6 MC Mixed 114 129
16.9% 112 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz
SC Int 48.2
SC Float 50.1
SC Mixed 49.2
39% 49.2 Pts
QC Int 123
QC Float 125
QC Mixed 128
28% 126 Pts
MC Int 126
MC Float 123
MC Mixed 128
19% 126 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 48
SC Float 48.6
SC Mixed 48.1
39% 48.2 Pts
QC Int 124
QC Float 126
QC Mixed 127
28% 126 Pts
MC Int 114
MC Float 126
MC Mixed 126
18% 122 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 30.7
SC Float 32.6
SC Mixed 33.9
26% 32.4 Pts
QC Int 112
QC Float 120
QC Mixed 123
27% 118 Pts
MC Int 115
MC Float 113
MC Mixed 112
17% 113 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 39.9
SC Float 44.1
SC Mixed 40.3
33% 41.4 Pts
QC Int 101
QC Float 99.2
QC Mixed 103
23% 101 Pts
MC Int 125
MC Float 122
MC Mixed 127
19% 125 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 27.5
SC Float 39.1
SC Mixed 31.6
26% 32.7 Pts
QC Int 116
QC Float 117
QC Mixed 116
26% 116 Pts
MC Int 100
MC Float 116
MC Mixed 118
17% 112 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 19.5
SC Float 19.7
SC Mixed 19.5
16% 19.6 Pts
QC Int 52.2
QC Float 52
QC Mixed 51.8
12% 52 Pts
MC Int 48.3
MC Float 50.6
MC Mixed 50.9
8% 49.9 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 16.9
SC Float 17.9
SC Mixed 17.6
14% 17.5 Pts
QC Int 35.7
QC Float 36.3
QC Mixed 35.1
8% 35.7 Pts
MC Int 51.4
MC Float 50.8
MC Mixed 52.9
8% 51.7 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 18,615,250 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i3-3217U Builds (Compare 3,920 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 31%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Inspiron 3521

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 99% - Outstanding Total price: $104

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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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