Intel Core i3-3217U vs Intel Core i3-3130M

Intel Core i3-3217U

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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.

Intel Core i3-3130M

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The Intel Core i3-3130M is a dual-core processor for laptops based on the Ivy Bridge architecture. 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 2.6 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 i3-3130M is slightly above a similarly clocked Sandy Bridge processor due to slight architectural improvements. As a result, overall performance should be about 10-15 % faster compared to the old i3-2370M. Thanks to their Turbo Boost, Core-i5-models like the i5-3210M are significantly faster.

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 offers 16 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 650 MHz up to 1100 MHz with Turbo Boost. Therefore, the performance should be similar to the AMD Radeon HD 6620G.

Just like most other Ivy Bridge dual-cores, the i3-3130M is rated at a TDP of 35 W. Therefore, even smaller laptops can use the Core i3.

Intel Core i3-3217UIntel Core i3-3130M
Intel Core i3Intel Core i3
Ivy BridgeIvy Bridge
: Core i3 Ivy Bridge
Intel Core i3-3130M2600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-3120M (compare)2500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-3110M (compare)2400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-3227U (compare)1900 MHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i3-3217U1800 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-3229Y (compare)1400 MHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i3-3130M2600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-3120M (compare)2500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-3110M (compare)2400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-3227U (compare)1900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-3217U1800 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-3229Y (compare)1400 MHz2 / 43 MB
1800 MHz2600 MHz
128 KB128 KB
512 KB512 KB
3 MB3 MB
2 / 42 / 4
17 35
22 22
118 mm2
105 °C90 °C
FCBGA1023FCBGA1023, FCPGA988
Hyper-Threading, Virtualization VT-x, Intel 64, Anti-Theft, My WiFi, Idle States, Enhanced SpeedStep, Thermal Monitorin, Execute Disable BitHD Graphics 4000 (650-1100MHz), DDR3-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, Quick Sync, Virtualization
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 4000 (350 - 1050 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4000 (650 - 1100 MHz)
$225 U.S.$225 U.S.
Intel Core i3 3217UIntel Core i3 3130M

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 144     avg: 152     median: 152 (3%)     max: 160 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 62     avg: 63.5     median: 63 (29%)     max: 65 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
1.7 Points (4%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
0.7 Points (37%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 1555     avg: 2353.6     median: 2476 (27%)     max: 2539 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 4646     avg: 5273.2     median: 5393 (8%)     max: 5573 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 4872     avg: 6435.3     median: 6621 (9%)     max: 6972 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 2835     avg: 3090.5     median: 3149 (30%)     max: 3212 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 858     avg: 992.3     median: 983 (12%)     max: 1240 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 26     avg: 30.5     median: 30 (6%)     max: 34 seconds
WinRAR - Result
min: 1656     avg: 1898.4     median: 1866 (22%)     max: 2453 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 8     avg: 10     median: 10 (0%)     max: 10 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 55     avg: 56.2     median: 56 (21%)     max: 57 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.1 GB/s (5%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.2 GB/s (5%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
0.2 GB/s (1%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 1992     avg: 2188.6     median: 2229 (15%)     max: 2294 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 20     avg: 21.5     median: 21 (5%)     max: 24 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 46     avg: 48.3     median: 48 (2%)     max: 51 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 1077     avg: 1100.7     median: 1090 (5%)     max: 1191 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
16.3 MIPS (0%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
12.6 MFLOPS (0%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
6.2 points (89%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 3744     avg: 5451.6     median: 5903 (8%)     max: 6105 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 1695     avg: 2106     median: 2111 (11%)     max: 2539 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 13936     avg: 17248.3     median: 16940 (11%)     max: 20392 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 20401     avg: 20412.5     median: 20412 (24%)     max: 20424 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
21660 Points (25%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 1482     avg: 1651.6     median: 1670 (4%)     max: 1775 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 1874     avg: 2264.1     median: 2376 (7%)     max: 2439 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
4361 Points (35%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
3784 Points (34%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
3901 Points (7%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
3380 Points (6%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
3741 Points (9%)
Sunspider - 0.9.1 Total Score *
220.1 ms (2%)

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