Intel Core i5-3317U vs Pentium M 1.7 GHz

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Intel Core i5-3317U advantages

  • The Intel Core i5-3317U has more processing cores than the Pentium M 1.7 GHz CPU. Large number of cores helps this processor to tackle multiple processes or heavily multi-threaded programs.
  • The CPU includes Hyper-Threading technology, which allows this processor to run twice as many threads.
  • The Core i5-3317U supports Execute disable bit feature, also called as NX or XD bit, that can protect from some types of computer viruses.
  • The Intel Core i5-3317U microprocessor incorporates Intel 64 technology, that allows it to run 64-bit operating systems.
  • The CPU provides hardware acceleration of virtualized applications.
  • The Core i5-3317U features SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1 and SSE4.2 instructions.
  • The Core i5-3317U microprocessor has Advanced Encryption Standard extension to the instruction set enabled. These instructions provide hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption, and are valuable if you run programs, that secure your disk or network data.
  • The Intel Core i5-3317U processor includes AVX and F16C instructions, introduced in the recent past. These extensions are not broadly supported by applications yet, however their support should improve in future apps.
  • The microprocessor features on-chip HD 4000 graphics. This GPU is not fast enough to play latest games at full resolution, but it can be used for casual gaming and 3D applications.
  • The Intel Core i5-3317U is 31% more energy efficient.

Intel Pentium M 1.7 GHz advantages

  • The CPU works in Socket mPGA478C, and can be effortlessly removed from it. This allows simple processor upgrade or downgrade when desired.

Core i5-3317U vs Pentium M 1.7 GHz specifications comparison

The graphs below compare the most important characteristics of the Intel Pentium M 1.7 GHz and Intel Core i5-3317U microprocessors. These features, as well as an IPC (instructions per cycle) number, determine how well a processor performs. The "Number of cores / threads" graph displays the number of cores (darker area). Lighter area on the graph represents the number of additional threads, offered by Hyper-Threading technology. The "Operating frequency" chart uses dark color to represent base frequency, while lighter area is for extra frequency, provided by Turbo feature. Darker area on the "On-chip cache" graph is for the On-chip L2 cache. Lighter area is for the L3 cache cache. Although the L3 cache cache is usually larger than the On-chip L2 cache, it is always slower.

The number of cores / threads
5
4
3
2
1
0
 
 
4
 
1
 
 
Higher is better
Operating frequency
3
2.4
1.8
1.2
0.6
0
 
 
2.6GHz
 
1.7GHz
 
 
Higher is better
On-chip L2 + L3 cache
4000
3200
2400
1600
800
0
 
 
3584KB
 
1024KB
 
 
Higher is better
Thermal Design Power
30
24
18
12
6
0
 
 
17W
 
24.5W
 
 
Lower is better

  - Intel Core i5-3317U       - Intel Pentium M 1.7 GHz

Detailed side by side comparison of Intel Core i5-3317U vs Intel specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab.


Pros and Cons summary

Core i5-3317U Pentium M 1.7 GHz
General recommendations:
More cores improve multi-threading performance,
Executes more simultaneous threads,
Offers partial virus protection,
Supports 64-bit OS,
Features SSE3 / SSE4.1 / SSE4.2 / AVX / F16C instructions,
Integrates HD 4000 graphics,
Somewhat lower power consumption
  General recommendations:
The microprocessor is upgreadable

Drawbacks:

Not upgreadable or replaceable
 

Drawbacks:

Smaller number of CPU cores,
Handles fewer threads,
Does not support some instructions,
Does not have integrated GPU,
Somewhat higher power
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Specifications

Please visit Intel Core i5-3317U and Intel Pentium M 1.7 GHz pages for more complete specifications of both microprocessors.

 Intel Core i5-3317UIntel Pentium M 1.7 GHz
Market segmentMobile
ManufacturerIntel
FamilyCore i5 MobilePentium M
Basic details
Model numberi5-3317U 
CPU part numberAV8063801058002RH80535GC0291M
Box part number BXM80535GC1700E
Introduction dateJune 3, 2012June 2, 2003
 
CPU features
Core nameIvy BridgeBanias
MicroarchitectureIvy BridgeMobile
Technology (micron)0.0220.13
Data width (bits)6432
SocketBGA1023Socket mPGA478C
Frequency (MHz)1700
Turbo Frequency (MHz)2600 / 2400 
Bus speed (MHz) 400
Clock Multiplier17
L1 cache64 KB (code) / 64 KB (data)32 KB (code) / 32 KB (data)
L2 cache (KB)5121024
L3 cache (KB)3072 
Max temperature (°C)105100
TDP (Watt)1724.5
Max power dissipation (Watt) 31.16
Core voltage (V) 1.484
Cores21
Threads41
Multiprocessing1
 
Instruction set extensions
AES / Advanced Encryption Standard+-
AMD64 / EM64T 64-bit technology+-
AVX / Advanced Vector Extensions+-
F16C / 16-bit Floating-Point conversion+-
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+-
SSE4.1+-
SSE4.2+-
SSSE3 / Supplemental SSE3+-
 
Supported technologies
Hyper-Threading+-
PowerNow! / Enhanced SpeedStep+
Turbo Core / Turbo Boost+-
Virtualization+-
Virus Protection / Execute Disable bit+-
 
Integrated Graphics
GPU TypeHD 4000None
 
Integrated Memory Controller(s)
The number of controllers10
Notes:

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For detailed specifications of "Intel Core i5-3317U" or "Intel Pentium M 1.7 GHz" parts please click on the links in the table header.

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