Average Bench: 43% (915th of 1369)

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 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 58.6
1-Core 40.8
2-Core 71.4
37% 56.9 Pts
4-Core 113
8-Core 116
15% 115 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 60.4
1-Core 44.8
2-Core 76.6
39% 60.6 Pts
4-Core 99.1
8-Core 105
14% 102 Pts
64-Core 101
6% 101 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 66.7
1-Core 18.5
2-Core 31.6
30% 38.9 Pts
4-Core 47.6
8-Core 64.3
7% 56 Pts
64-Core 73.7
5% 73.7 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 56.5
1-Core 34.5
2-Core 72.5
35% 54.5 Pts
4-Core 101
8-Core 110
14% 106 Pts
64-Core 97.8
6% 97.8 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 57
1-Core 37.2
2-Core 70.3
35% 54.8 Pts
4-Core 88.4
8-Core 107
13% 97.5 Pts
64-Core 109
7% 109 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 48.7
1-Core 24.3
2-Core 51
28% 41.3 Pts
4-Core 68.1
8-Core 83.1
10% 75.6 Pts
64-Core 103
6% 103 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 1.36
1-Core 10.1
2-Core 17.4
5% 9.62 Pts
4-Core 47.3
8-Core 53.9
7% 50.6 Pts
64-Core 51.1
3% 51.1 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 57,297,495 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i3-3217U Builds (Compare 1,360 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Inspiron 3521

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 30% - Poor Total price: $18

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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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Good

9 months ago.

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


Average

9 months ago.

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


Poor

20 months ago.

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


Average

21 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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