Intel Core i3-3217U

The Intel Core i3-3217U is an ULV-processor for laptops based on the Ivy Bridge architecture released in Q2 2012. Due to Hyperthreading, the two cores can handle up to four threads in parallel leading to better utilization of the CPU. Each core offers a base speed of 1.8 GHz, Turbo Boost is not supported. As its Sandy-Bridge-based predecessors, it offers a 3 MB L3-Cache.

Ivy Bridge is an enhanced die shrink of the Sandy Bridge architecture with improvements on both GPU and CPU performance. The CPUs are produced in 22nm (versus 32nm Sandy Bridge CPUs) and are the first to introduce 3D transistors for increased energy efficiency when compared to similarly clocked Sandy Bridge processors. Other new features are integrated PCI Express 3.0 and  DDR3(L)-1600 support.

The performance of the Core i3-3217U is slightly above a similarly clocked Sandy Bridge processor due to slight architectural improvements. Therefore, overall performance is just a bit below the former Core i5-2467M.

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 offers 16 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 350 MHz up to 1050 MHz with Turbo Boost, delivering a performance comparable with an AMD Radeon HD 6620G.

The ULV-CPUs are rated at a TDP of 17 W including graphics card and memory controller.  Therefore, the CPU is suited for small laptops and ultrabooks.

SeriesIntel Core i3
CodenameIvy Bridge
Clock Rate1800 MHz
Level 1 Cache128 KB
Level 2 Cache512 KB
Level 3 Cache3072 KB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 4
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)17 Watt
Manufacturing Technology22 nm
Die Size118 mm2
Max. Temperature105 °C
SocketFCBGA1023
FeaturesHyper-Threading, Virtualization VT-x, Intel 64, Anti-Theft, My WiFi, Idle States, Enhanced SpeedStep, Thermal Monitorin, Execute Disable Bit
64 Bit64 Bit support
Hardware VirtualizationVT-x
Starting Price $225 U.S.
Announcement Date06/03/2012
Product Link (external)Intel Core i3 3217U

CPU Benchmarks

Cinebench R15: CPU Single 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 65     avg: 65 (27.01%)     max: 65 Points
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 160     avg: 160 (10.18%)     max: 160 Points
3DMark (2013): Fire Strike Standard Physics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 1874     avg: 2239.3 (12.61%)     max: 2439 Points
3DMark (2013): Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 1482     avg: 1637.5 (13.71%)     max: 1775 Points
3DMark (2013): Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 20424     avg: 20424 (42.87%)     max: 20424 Points
3DMark (2013): Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 13936     avg: 17664.5 (32.63%)     max: 20392 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Stream
0% 100%
min: 4361     avg: 4361 (47.69%)     max: 4361 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Memory
0% 100%
min: 3784     avg: 3784 (43.44%)     max: 3784 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Floating Point
0% 100%
min: 3901     avg: 3901 (23.37%)     max: 3901 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Integer
0% 100%
min: 3380     avg: 3380 (25.02%)     max: 3380 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Total Score
0% 100%
min: 3741     avg: 3741 (29.4%)     max: 3741 Points
Sunspider:
0% 100%
min: 220.1     avg: 220.1 (98.83%)     max: 220.1 ms*
TrueCrypt: Serpent Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.09     avg: 0.1 (4.3%)     max: 0.094 GB/s
TrueCrypt: Twofish Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.15     avg: 0.2 (8.06%)     max: 0.16 GB/s
TrueCrypt: AES Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.169     avg: 0.2 (1.45%)     max: 0.179 GB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0: Pass 2
0% 100%
min: 8.72     avg: 10 (9.7%)     max: 10.35 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0: Pass 1
0% 100%
min: 55.12     avg: 56.2 (28.11%)     max: 57.07 fps
WinRAR: Result
0% 100%
min: 1656     avg: 1898.4 (26.1%)     max: 2453 KB/s
wPrime 2.0x: 1024m
0% 100%
min: 859     avg: 1007.2 (89.47%)     max: 1240.659 seconds*
wPrime 2.0x: 32m
0% 100%
min: 27     avg: 30.9 (94.65%)     max: 34.205 seconds*
3DMark 11: Performance Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 1695     avg: 2057.9 (15.57%)     max: 2504 points
3DMark Vantage: P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 3744     avg: 5451.6 (13.63%)     max: 6105 Points
3DMark 06 - CPU:
0% 100%
min: 1992     avg: 2188.6 (22.97%)     max: 2294 Points
Cinebench R11.5: CPU Single 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 0.57     avg: 0.7 (24.2%)     max: 0.76 Points
Cinebench R11.5: CPU Multi 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 1.52     avg: 1.7 (8.74%)     max: 1.81 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 2835     avg: 3080.8 (12.3%)     max: 3212 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 4872     avg: 6386.5 (15.62%)     max: 6972 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 1555     avg: 2334 (33.69%)     max: 2539 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 4646     avg: 5239.9 (15.07%)     max: 5525 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M:
0% 100%
min: 20.829     avg: 21.5 (97.24%)     max: 24 Seconds*
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M:
0% 100%
min: 46.643     avg: 48.3 (98.82%)     max: 51 Seconds*
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M:
0% 100%
min: 1083     avg: 1103 (95.15%)     max: 1191 Seconds*
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS):
0% 100%
min: 16.33     avg: 16.3 (0%)     max: 16.33 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS):
0% 100%
min: 12.6     avg: 12.6 (0%)     max: 12.6 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index: Processor
0% 100%
min: 6.2     avg: 6.2 (74.6%)     max: 6.2 points
- Range of benchmarks for this CPU
- Average benchmark score

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Other CPUs of the series Intel Core i3

» Intel Core i3 4110M
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4100M
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4000M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4100E
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 3130M
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 3120M
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 3110M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2370M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 390M
   2.67 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2350M
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2348M
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 380M
   2.53 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2330M
   2.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2328M
   2.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4158U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4120U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 370M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4030U
   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4025U
   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2312M
   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2310M
   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2308M
   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4100U
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 3227U
   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4010U
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4005U
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 3217U
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4102E
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4030Y
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 350M
   2.26 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4020Y
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4012Y
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 330M
   2.13 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 4010Y
   1.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 3229Y
   1.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2377M
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2375M
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2367M
   1.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2365M
   1.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 2357M
   1.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 380UM
   1.33 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 330UM
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB

Surrounding CPUs

- Intel Core i5 2467M
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core M 5Y70
   1.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
- Intel Core i5 3339Y
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core i3 4010U
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core i3 4005U
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i3 3217U
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
+ AMD Kaveri A10-7300
   1.9 GHz / 4096 KB
+ AMD Kaveri A8 Pro-7150B
   1.9 GHz / 4096 KB
+ AMD Phenom II X4 N970
   2.2 GHz / 2048 KB
+ Intel Core 2 Duo (Desktop) E6700
   2.66 GHz / 4096 KB
+ Intel Core 2 Duo SP9600
   2.53 GHz / 6134 KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2012-05-26)