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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
Series: 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 i3-3229Y (compare)1400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Clock Rate1800 MHz
Level 1 Cache128 KB
Level 2 Cache512 KB
Level 3 Cache3 MB
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
GPUIntel HD Graphics 4000 (350 - 1050 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Starting Price$225 U.S.
Announcement Date06/03/2012
Product Link (external)Intel Core i3 3217U

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 144     avg: 152     median: 152 (5%)     max: 160 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 62     avg: 63.5     median: 63.5 (31%)     max: 65 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 1.52     avg: 1.7     median: 1.8 (7%)     max: 1.81 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 0.57     avg: 0.7     median: 0.8 (32%)     max: 0.76 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 1555     avg: 2353.6     median: 2476.5 (30%)     max: 2539 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 4646     avg: 5273.2     median: 5393.5 (11%)     max: 5573 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 4872     avg: 6435.3     median: 6621 (10%)     max: 6972 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 2835     avg: 3090.5     median: 3149 (35%)     max: 3212 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 858.751     avg: 992.3     median: 983.7 (12%)     max: 1240.66 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 26.957     avg: 30.5     median: 30.8 (6%)     max: 34.205 seconds
WinRAR - Result
min: 1656     avg: 1898.4     median: 1866.5 (22%)     max: 2453 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 8.72     avg: 10     median: 10.2 (8%)     max: 10.36 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 55.12     avg: 56.2     median: 56.2 (24%)     max: 57.07 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
min: 0.09     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (0%)     max: 0.094 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
min: 0.15     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.16 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
min: 0.169     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (1%)     max: 0.179 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 1992     avg: 2188.6     median: 2229 (18%)     max: 2294 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 20.829     avg: 21.5     median: 21.1 (5%)     max: 24 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 46.643     avg: 48.3     median: 48.3 (2%)     max: 51 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 1077.78     avg: 1100.7     median: 1090.3 (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 (79%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 3744     avg: 5451.6     median: 5903 (10%)     max: 6105 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 1695     avg: 2106     median: 2111.5 (12%)     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: 20412.5 (26%)     max: 20424 Points
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 (9%)     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 (11%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
3380 Points (10%)
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