Average Bench: 46.6% (813th of 1288)

Based on 23,593 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306A9, BFEBFBFF000306A8 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3217U CPU @ 1.80GHz
Poor: 32%Average: 46.6% Great: 54%
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i3-3217U averaged 53.4% 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 74.6Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 42Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-3217U is 21.5%. 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 23,593 samples)
Min Avg Max
51.2 Memory 74.6 86.9
20.6 1-Core 42 49.3
40.2 2-Core 73.1 90.2
43.3% 63.2 Pts
Min Avg Max
55.3 4-Core 110 128
62.7 8-Core 114 128
15.2% 112 Pts
Min Avg Max
66 64-Core 115 129
7.7% 115 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 85.8
1-Core 46.8
2-Core 75.9
48% 69.5 Pts
4-Core 128
8-Core 127
18% 128 Pts
64-Core 116
8% 116 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 1.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 86.2
1-Core 44.8
2-Core 87.6
50% 72.9 Pts
4-Core 107
8-Core 105
14% 106 Pts
64-Core 105
7% 105 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 79
1-Core 49.2
2-Core 84.1
48% 70.8 Pts
4-Core 129
8-Core 129
18% 129 Pts
64-Core 129
9% 129 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.9
1-Core 35.6
2-Core 64.5
41% 58.7 Pts
4-Core 125
8-Core 126
17% 126 Pts
64-Core 123
8% 123 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.2
1-Core 40.9
2-Core 89
45% 68.4 Pts
4-Core 127
8-Core 127
17% 127 Pts
64-Core 124
8% 124 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 67.9
1-Core 48.9
2-Core 76.7
43% 64.5 Pts
4-Core 124
8-Core 128
17% 126 Pts
64-Core 126
8% 126 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 64.4
1-Core 49
2-Core 86.1
43% 66.5 Pts
4-Core 130
8-Core 127
18% 128 Pts
64-Core 128
9% 128 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 65.9
1-Core 28.4
2-Core 56.9
35% 50.4 Pts
4-Core 110
8-Core 116
15% 113 Pts
64-Core 112
8% 112 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 66.5
1-Core 38.4
2-Core 70.6
40% 58.5 Pts
4-Core 92.5
8-Core 116
14% 104 Pts
64-Core 115
8% 115 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 40,524,089 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i3-3217U Builds (Compare 2,597 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: 19% - Very poor Total price: $32

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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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6 days 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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