Average Bench: 46% (888th of 1357)

Based on 26,654 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306A9, BFEBFBFF000306A8 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3217U CPU @ 1.80GHz
Poor: 31%Average: 46% 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 54.0% 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 72.5Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 42.8Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-3217U is 22.7%. 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 119Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 118Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 26,654 samples)
Min Avg Max
46.3 Memory 72.5 86.6
20.6 1-Core 42.8 49.8
40.1 2-Core 75.8 92
43.1% 63.7 Pts
Min Avg Max
63.6 4-Core 115 132
79.7 8-Core 118 132
15.9% 117 Pts
Min Avg Max
73.2 64-Core 119 132
8% 119 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 81.3
1-Core 48.3
2-Core 88.3
49% 72.6 Pts
4-Core 132
8-Core 131
18% 131 Pts
64-Core 131
9% 131 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz
Memory 77.6
1-Core 49.2
2-Core 92.6
48% 73.1 Pts
4-Core 131
8-Core 127
18% 129 Pts
64-Core 131
9% 131 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.5
1-Core 47.3
2-Core 73.6
46% 66.5 Pts
4-Core 122
8-Core 124
17% 123 Pts
64-Core 126
8% 126 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.5
1-Core 25.5
2-Core 78.9
41% 60.3 Pts
4-Core 108
8-Core 104
14% 106 Pts
64-Core 120
8% 120 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.4
1-Core 44.9
2-Core 76.7
47% 68.3 Pts
4-Core 55
8-Core 118
10% 86.3 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 66.5
1-Core 47.3
2-Core 95.2
44% 69.7 Pts
4-Core 132
8-Core 132
18% 132 Pts
64-Core 132
9% 132 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 66.1
1-Core 49.6
2-Core 90.3
44% 68.7 Pts
4-Core 131
8-Core 129
18% 130 Pts
64-Core 128
9% 128 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 53,612,350 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i3-3217U Builds (Compare 4,408 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: 22% - Poor Total price: $29

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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

3 months ago.

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


Average

4 months ago.

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


Poor

15 months ago.

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


Average

16 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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