Intel Core i5-3317U vs Intel Core i5-3230M

Intel Core i5-3317U

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The Intel Core i5-3317U 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 1.7 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 2.4 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 2.6 GHz (for 1 active core). 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 i5-3317U is slightly above a similarly clocked Sandy Bridge processor due to the architectural improvements. Therefore, overall performance is similar to the former Core i7-2637M or a Core i3-2310M.

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 i5-3230M

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The Intel Core i5-3230M is a fast 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 but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.0 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.2 GHz (for 1 active core). 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 i5-3230M is slightly above a similarly clocked Sandy Bridge processor due to the architectural improvements. As a result, overall performance is similar to the old i7-2620M.

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 offers 16 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 650 MHz up to 1150 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it one of the faster variants.

Just like most other Ivy Bridge dual-cores, the i5-3230M is rated at a TDP of 35 W. Therefore, even smaller laptops can use the Core i5.

Intel Core i5-3317UIntel Core i5-3230M
Intel Core i5Intel Core i5
Ivy BridgeIvy Bridge
: Core i5 Ivy Bridge
Intel Core i5-3380M (compare)2900 - 3600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-3360M (compare)2800 - 3500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-3340M (compare)2700 - 3400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-3320M (compare)2600 - 3300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-3230M2600 - 3200 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-3210M (compare)2500 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-3437U (compare)1900 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-3427U (compare)1800 - 2800 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-3337U (compare)1800 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i5-3317U1700 - 2600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-3439Y (compare)1500 - 2300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-3339Y (compare)1500 - 2000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-3380M (compare)2900 - 3600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-3360M (compare)2800 - 3500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-3340M (compare)2700 - 3400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-3320M (compare)2600 - 3300 MHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i5-3230M2600 - 3200 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-3210M (compare)2500 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-3437U (compare)1900 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-3427U (compare)1800 - 2800 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-3337U (compare)1800 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-3317U1700 - 2600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-3439Y (compare)1500 - 2300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-3339Y (compare)1500 - 2000 MHz2 / 43 MB
1700 - 2600 MHz2600 - 3200 MHz
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512 KB512 KB
3 MB3 MB
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Turbo Boost 2.0, Hyper-Threading, Virtualization VT-x, AES, Intel 64, Anti-Theft, My WiFi, Idle States, Enhanced SpeedStep, Thermal Monitorin, Execute Disable BitHD Graphics 4000 (650-1150MHz), DDR3-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, Quick Sync, Virtualization
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 4000 (350 - 1050 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4000 (650 - 1100 MHz)
Intel Core i5 3317UIntel Core i5 3230M
105 °C
FCPGA988
$225 U.S.

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
258 Points (6%)
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
105 Points (48%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 1.19     avg: 2.3     median: 2.4 (6%)     max: 2.41 Points
min: 2.85     avg: 3     median: 3 (8%)     max: 3.01 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 0.36     avg: 1     median: 1.1 (43%)     max: 1.08 Points
min: 1.22     avg: 1.3     median: 1.3 (51%)     max: 1.33 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 1562     avg: 3370     median: 3487.5 (36%)     max: 3679 Points
min: 4117     avg: 4254     median: 4268 (44%)     max: 4372 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 3547     avg: 6949     median: 7337 (12%)     max: 7499 Points
min: 8888     avg: 9123     median: 9159 (15%)     max: 9251 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 3606     avg: 8626     median: 9029 (12%)     max: 9252 Points
min: 9769     avg: 10807     median: 11039 (15%)     max: 11403 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 1739     avg: 4307     median: 4434 (41%)     max: 4554 Points
min: 4544     avg: 5167     median: 5284 (49%)     max: 5573 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 646     avg: 727     median: 708.3 (8%)     max: 927.5 seconds
min: 517.184     avg: 549     median: 556 (7%)     max: 566.592 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 20.5     avg: 22.7     median: 22.4 (5%)     max: 28.094 seconds
min: 16.407     avg: 17.5     median: 17.8 (4%)     max: 17.9 seconds
WinRAR - Result
min: 2135     avg: 2408     median: 2274 (27%)     max: 3316 KB/s
3219 KB/s (38%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 10.68     avg: 13.1     median: 13.7 (9%)     max: 13.77 fps
min: 5.9     avg: 11.5     median: 11.5 (7%)     max: 17.148 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 60.2     avg: 72     median: 73.7 (26%)     max: 75.23 fps
min: 30.92     avg: 60.8     median: 60 (21%)     max: 92.265 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
min: 0.076     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (7%)     max: 0.125 GB/s
min: 0.15     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (8%)     max: 0.156 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
min: 0.188     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (7%)     max: 0.214 GB/s
min: 0.261     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (8%)     max: 0.267 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
min: 0.232     avg: 1.1     median: 1.2 (6%)     max: 1.2 GB/s
1.5 GB/s (8%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 1528     avg: 2867     median: 2984.5 (20%)     max: 3049 Points
min: 3520     avg: 3703     median: 3760 (25%)     max: 3787 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 14     avg: 14.9     median: 15 (3%)     max: 16.817 Seconds
min: 12     avg: 12.3     median: 12 (3%)     max: 13.063 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 32.939     avg: 34     median: 34 (1%)     max: 37.892 Seconds
min: 27     avg: 28.5     median: 29 (1%)     max: 29.017 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 759.681     avg: 792     median: 788.1 (4%)     max: 915.113 Seconds
min: 630     avg: 662     median: 671.3 (3%)     max: 675 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
min: 33690     avg: 42326     median: 41130 (20%)     max: 48415 MIPS
min: 50319     avg: 53263     median: 50319 (24%)     max: 59150 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
min: 24520     avg: 29586     median: 30090 (23%)     max: 31007 MFLOPS
min: 36730     avg: 37803     median: 38339 (29%)     max: 38339 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
min: 5.2     avg: 6.7     median: 6.9 (88%)     max: 6.9 points
7.1 points (91%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 2661     avg: 8053     median: 7972.5 (11%)     max: 24254 Points
min: 9458     avg: 9888     median: 9992.5 (14%)     max: 10237 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 983     avg: 2796     median: 2916 (14%)     max: 3573 points
min: 1694     avg: 3178     median: 3310 (16%)     max: 3731 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 12424     avg: 23352     median: 25050 (16%)     max: 28493 Points
min: 13597     avg: 29678     median: 32702 (21%)     max: 36500 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 1018     avg: 2099     median: 2298.5 (6%)     max: 2374 Points
min: 1551     avg: 2681     median: 2879 (7%)     max: 2960 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 1410     avg: 2848     median: 3176 (11%)     max: 3243 Points
min: 2035     avg: 3522     median: 3818 (13%)     max: 4180 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
min: 3594     avg: 5265     median: 4700.5 (38%)     max: 6913 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
min: 4432     avg: 5111     median: 4881.5 (44%)     max: 5998 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
min: 4926     avg: 5252     median: 5286 (10%)     max: 5400 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
min: 4659     avg: 4755     median: 4780.5 (10%)     max: 4806 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
min: 4753     avg: 5051     median: 4902.5 (13%)     max: 5451 Points
Sunspider - 0.9.1 Total Score *
135 ms (1%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-3317U → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-3230M → 115%

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Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2017-09-11)