Intel Core i3-3217U is a low-voltage, integrated (soldered onto the motherboard), low mid-range processor announced in Q2 of 2012. It is part of the “Ivy Bridge” generation and operates at a base frequency of 1.8GHz. Unlike its “bigger brethren” of the Core i5 and Core i7 families, i3-4005U does not sport the TurboBoost functionality, prohibiting it from overclocking its cores during periods of higher loads.
The chip is equipped with 128KB of first level cache, 512KB of second level cache, and 3MB of third level cache. The Core i3-3217U has been developed using a 22nm process, allowing for the integration of the Intel HD Graphics 4000 controller. It operates at a base frequency of 350MHz, while Turbo Boost can increase that to 1050MHz. Power consumption of the whole system on a chip is 17 watts, with a maximum operating temperature of 105C.
Intel Core i3-3217U supports HyperThreading (additional virtual core for every physical one), PCI Express 2.0, up to 16GB of DDR3L/-RS 1333/1600 memory and the SSE4 instruction set.
Intel Core i3-3217U - technical specifications
|Core / Architecture||Ivy Bridge|
|Base CPU frequency||1.8 GHz|
|Number of cores||2|
|Integrated GPU||Intel HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge)|
|Base GPU frequency||350 MHz|
|L1 cache||128 KB|
|L3 cache||3072 KB|
|Manufacturing process||22 nm|
|Max Memory||32 GB|
|Date of announcement||03 June 2012|
|Instructions type||64 bits|
|Max. CPU frequency||1.8 GHz|
|LL cache||3072 KB|
|Max. GPU frequency||1050 MHz|
|L2 cache||512 KB|
|Max. operating temperature||105 °C|
|Memory Type||DDR3/L/-RS 1333/1600|
|Max. speed memory bandwith||26.6 GB/s|
|Supported technologies||Intel HD Graphics 4000, MMX instructions, SSE / Streaming SIMD Extensions, SSE2 / Streaming SIMD Extensions 2, SSE3 / Streaming SIMD Extensions 3, SSSE3 / Supplemental Streaming SIMD Extensions 3, SSE4 / SSE4.1 + SSE4.2 / Streaming SIMD Extensions 4, AVX / Advanced Vector Extensions, F16C / 16-bit Floating-Point conversion instructions, EM64T / Extended Memory 64 technology / Intel 64, NX / XD / Execute disable bit, HT / Hyper-Threading technology, VT-x / Virtualization technology.|