Intel Core i3-3217U advantages
Intel Core i7-3517U advantages
- Higher operating frequency of the Core i7-3517U helps it to achieve better performance in most tasks.
- The CPU has AES extension to the instruction set enabled. These instructions accelerate AES encryption and decryption, and are valuable if you need to protect your disk or network data.
i3-3217U vs i7-3517U specifications comparison
The graphs below compare the most important Core i7-3517U and Intel i3-3217U characteristics. These features, as well as an IPC (instructions per cycle) number, determine how well a microprocessor performs. The "Number of cores / threads" graph shows the number of cores (darker area). Lighter area on the graph corresponds to the number of extra threads, provided by Hyper-Threading technology. The "Operating frequency" chart uses dark color to represent base frequency, whereas lighter area is for additional 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
Higher is better
Higher is better
On-chip L2 + L3 cache
Higher is better
Thermal Design Power
Lower is better
- Intel Core i3-3217U - Intel Core i7-3517U
Detailed side by side comparison of i3-3217U vs Intel Core i7-3517U specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab.
Pros and Cons summary
|Core i3-3217U|| ||Core i7-3517U|
Features higher base frequency
Operates at lower base frequency
Similar processors use the same socket and architecture as i3-3217U and i7-3517U.
Please visit Intel Core i3-3217U and Intel Core i7-3517U pages for more complete specifications of both microprocessors.
| ||Intel Core i3-3217U||Intel Core i7-3517U|
|Family||Core i3 Mobile||Core i7 Mobile|
|CPU part number||AV8063801058401||AV8063801057605|
|Introduction date||June 24, 2012||June 3, 2012|
|Core name||Ivy Bridge|
|Data width (bits)||64|
|Turbo Frequency (MHz)|| ||3000 / 2800|
|L1 cache||64 KB (code) / 64 KB (data)|
|L2 cache (KB)||512|
|L3 cache (KB)||3072||4096|
|Max temperature (°C)||105|
|Instruction set extensions|
|AES / Advanced Encryption Standard||-||+|
|AMD64 / EM64T 64-bit technology||+|
|AVX / Advanced Vector Extensions||+|
|F16C / 16-bit Floating-Point conversion||+|
|SSSE3 / Supplemental SSE3||+|
|PowerNow! / Enhanced SpeedStep||+|
|Turbo Core / Turbo Boost||-||+|
|Virus Protection / Execute Disable bit||+|
|GPU Type||HD 4000|
|Base frequency (MHz)||350|
|Maximum frequency (MHz)||1050||1150|
|Integrated Memory Controller(s)|
|The number of controllers||1|
|Supported memory||DDR3-1600, DDR3L-1600||DDR3-1333, DDR3-1600|
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