Intel Core i3-3217U vs Intel Core i3-3229Y

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 i3-3229Y

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The Intel Core i3-3229Y is an ULV-processor for ultrabooks and tablets 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 clock speed of 1.4 GHz (no Turbo Boost). As other dual core Core i3, the 3229Y 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 i3-3229Y is slightly above a similarly clocked Sandy Bridge processor due to slight architectural improvements. As a result, overall performance is a bit above the Core i3-2377M.

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 offers 16 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 350 MHz up to 850 MHz with Turbo Boost, delivering a performance comparable with an AMD Radeon HD 6520G.

The 3229Y is rated at a TDP of 13 W including graphics card and memory controller. If necessary, the TDP can be set to an even lower value of 10 W (cTDP Down). Therefore, the CPU is suited for tablets and ultrabooks.

Intel Core i3-3217UIntel Core i3-3229Y
Intel Core i3Intel Core i3
Ivy BridgeIvy Bridge
: Core i3 Ivy Bridge
Intel Core i3-3130M (compare)2600 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 i3-3229Y1400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-3130M (compare)2600 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 i3-3229Y1400 MHz2 / 43 MB
1800 MHz1400 MHz
128 KB128 KB
512 KB512 KB
3 MB3 MB
2 / 42 / 4
17 13
22 22
118 mm2
105 °C105 °C
FCBGA1023BGA
Hyper-Threading, Virtualization VT-x, Intel 64, Anti-Theft, My WiFi, Idle States, Enhanced SpeedStep, Thermal Monitorin, Execute Disable BitHyper-Threading, Virtualization VT-x, Intel 64, Anti-Theft, My WiFi, Idle States, Enhanced SpeedStep, Thermal Monitorin, Execute Disable Bit
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 4000 (350 - 1050 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4000 (350 - 850 MHz)
$225 U.S.$250 U.S.
Intel Core i3 3217UIntel Core i3 3229Y

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: 63.5 (29%)     max: 65 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 1.52     avg: 1.7     median: 1.8 (7%)     max: 1.81 Points
min: 1.04     avg: 1.2     median: 1.2 (5%)     max: 1.41 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 0.57     avg: 0.7     median: 0.8 (31%)     max: 0.76 Points
min: 0.4     avg: 0.5     median: 0.5 (20%)     max: 0.59 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 1555     avg: 2353.6     median: 2476.5 (27%)     max: 2539 Points
min: 1763     avg: 1869.5     median: 1869.5 (20%)     max: 1976 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 4646     avg: 5273.2     median: 5393.5 (11%)     max: 5573 Points
min: 3271     avg: 3739.5     median: 3739.5 (8%)     max: 4208 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 4872     avg: 6435.3     median: 6621 (9%)     max: 6972 Points
min: 3874     avg: 4674.5     median: 4674.5 (6%)     max: 5475 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 2835     avg: 3090.5     median: 3149 (31%)     max: 3212 Points
min: 2226     avg: 2355     median: 2355 (23%)     max: 2484 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 858.751     avg: 992.3     median: 983.7 (12%)     max: 1240.66 seconds
min: 1220.75     avg: 1284.9     median: 1284.9 (15%)     max: 1349 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 26.957     avg: 30.5     median: 30.8 (6%)     max: 34.205 seconds
min: 38.377     avg: 41.2     median: 41.2 (8%)     max: 44 seconds
WinRAR - Result
min: 1656     avg: 1898.4     median: 1866.5 (22%)     max: 2453 KB/s
1256 KB/s (15%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 8.72     avg: 10     median: 10.2 (0%)     max: 10.36 fps
7.9 fps (0%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 55.12     avg: 56.2     median: 56.2 (21%)     max: 57.07 fps
43 fps (16%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
min: 0.09     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (5%)     max: 0.094 GB/s
0.1 GB/s (4%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
min: 0.15     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (5%)     max: 0.16 GB/s
min: 0.101     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (4%)     max: 0.124 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
min: 0.169     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (1%)     max: 0.179 GB/s
min: 0.11     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (1%)     max: 0.139 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 1992     avg: 2188.6     median: 2229 (15%)     max: 2294 Points
min: 1326     avg: 1556     median: 1556 (11%)     max: 1786 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 20.829     avg: 21.5     median: 21.1 (5%)     max: 24 Seconds
min: 22     avg: 24     median: 24 (5%)     max: 26 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 46.643     avg: 48.3     median: 48.3 (2%)     max: 51 Seconds
min: 60     avg: 61.5     median: 61.5 (3%)     max: 63 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 1077.78     avg: 1100.7     median: 1090.3 (5%)     max: 1191 Seconds
min: 1401     avg: 1424     median: 1424 (6%)     max: 1447 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
16.3 MIPS (0%)
171464%
3229Y +
28000 MIPS (13%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
12.6 MFLOPS (0%)
134921%
3229Y +
17000 MFLOPS (13%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
6.2 points (79%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 3744     avg: 5451.6     median: 5903 (10%)     max: 6105 Points
4555 Points (8%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 1695     avg: 2106     median: 2111.5 (11%)     max: 2539 points
1795 points (10%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 13936     avg: 17248.3     median: 16940 (11%)     max: 20392 Points
min: 5239     avg: 9842     median: 9842 (6%)     max: 14445 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 20401     avg: 20412.5     median: 20412.5 (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
min: 801     avg: 1054.5     median: 1054.5 (3%)     max: 1308 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 1874     avg: 2264.1     median: 2376 (9%)     max: 2439 Points
1802 Points (7%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
4361 Points (35%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
3784 Points (34%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
3901 Points (11%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
3380 Points (10%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
3741 Points (14%)
Sunspider - 0.9.1 Total Score *
220.1 ms (2%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i3-3217U → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i3-3229Y → 12327%

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

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