June 10, 2012

Intel Core i5-3317U for Ultra-Portable Laptop Computers

Ivy Bridge processor has been released in the Second Quarter of 2012. One the the Ivy Bridge processors that has been released is the ULV (Ultra-low Voltage) processor for ultra-portable laptop called Intel Core i5-3317U. It supports Hyper Threading technology that further increases the processing power of the processor to handle four threads in parallel to effectively utilize the CPU.

The Core i5-3317U is a dual processor where each of the cores is clocked at the rate of 1.7 GHz, but because of Turbo Boost technology it can overclocked automatically up to 2.4 GHz when 2 core are activated and 2.6 GHz when only one of the cores is activated.

Some of the differences between the Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge processor is the improved die shrink and enhancement on both CPU and GPU side. Ivy Bridge processors are now produced at about 22 nanometer compared to Sandy Bridge’s 32 nanomter. It is also the first Intel technology that uses 3D transistors for improved energy efficiency in comparison to alike clocked Sandy Bridge processors.

Additional new features of the new Ivy Bridge processors (like Core i5-3317U ) are the integrated PCI Express 3.0 and DDR3(L)-1600 support. It also has Intel Smart Cache of about 3MB. Some more features include Turbo Boost 2.0, Hyper-Threading, Virtualization VT-x, AES, Intel 64, VT-d, Anti-Theft, My WiFi, Idle States, Enhanced SpeedStep, Thermal Monitorin, Execute Disable Bit and more.

The Core i5-3317U has an integrated graphics controller called Intel HD Graphics 4000 with 16 Execution Units (EUs) which clocked at 350 MHz up to 1.05 GHz because of Turbo Boost. This intel HD Graphics 4000 is more powerful compared to the older Intel HD graphics 3000 present in Sandy Bridge processors.

This Intel Core i5-3317U has a thermal design power (TDP) of about 17 Watts and therefore it is best suited for small laptops and ultrabooks. Lower TDP means it consumes less electricity therefore prolonging the battery life of the unit.

The table below shows the PassMark Score of several Processors, the higher the score the better the performance of the processor.
Processors Passmark Rating
Intel Atom N435 246
Intel Atom N280 315
AMD E-240 317
Intel Atom N450 318
Intel Atom N455 321
AMD C-50 453
Intel Atom N2600 543
Intel Atom N550 567
AMD C-60 592
AMD E-300 595
Intel Atom N570 646
Intel Atom N2800 723
AMD E-350 APU 725
AMD E-450 743
AMD E2-1800 795
AMD A4-3305M 1216
Intel Celeron 867 1255
Intel Core i3 380UM 1305
Intel Celeron B815 1346
AMD Athlon II P360 1348
Celeron B800 1379
AMD A4-3310MX 1417
AMD Turion II P540 1497
Pentium T4500 1546
Pentium P6200 1624
Pentium P6300 1679
AMD E2-3000M 1857
Intel Core i3-2367M 1884
Intel Pentium B940 1878
Intel Pentium B950 1976
AMD A8-3520M 2014
AMD A4-3300M 2196
intel Core i3-370M 2220
Pentium B960 2282
Intel Core i3 380M 2313
AMD A6-3420M 2321
Core i5-2467M 2371
Intel Core i5-2557M 2590
Intel Core i5-460M 2612
Intel Core i3-2310M 2619
Intel Core i5-3317U 2652
Intel Core i5 560M 2671
Intel Core i7 620M 2794
Intel Core i3 2330M 2803
Intel Core i3-2350M 3084
AMD A8-3530MX 3151
AMD A6-3410MX APU 3157
AMD A8-3500M 3166
Intel Core i7-2677M 3176
Intel Core i7 720QM 3294
Intel Core i7 2637M 3328
Intel Core i5 2410M 3350
AMD A8-3510MX 3359
Intel Core i5 2430M 3484
AMD A6-3400M 3539
Intel Core i5 2520M 3586
Intel Core i5 2450M 3827
Intel Core i5 2540M 3862
Intel Core i7 2620M 3907
Intel Core i7 2640M 4209
Intel Core i7 2675QM 6128
Intel Core i7 2630QM 6334
Intel Core i7 2635QM 6574
Intel Core i7 2670QM 6804
Intel Core i7 2720QM 7040
Intel Core i7 2820QM 7495
Intel Core i7 2760QM 7586
Intel Core i7 2920XM 7680
Intel Core i7 2860QM 7912
Intel Core i7 3610QM 8333
Intel Core i7 2960XM 8861

E2-1800 APU 
Core i5-3317U
Core i7-3610M 
A8-3520M APU


Aiza said...

AMazing how chips gets smaller and smaller every n months or so. Definitely beats Moore's Law na.

Jhari said...

And here I am again, don't know anything about this. But I saved it all and will show to my husband. Probably it will mean something to him instead :) Hehehe!

Gerilen Areum said...

i really need i5 for my revit app :)
im not so techy so this blog is really informative!

Lalah said...

Nyahhh.... bookmarking this so hubby can read and translate to me. :)

zoan said...

I am not good in tech talking:D but I would love to ask the bf what is this all about ahaha

zoan said...

I am not good in tech talking:D but I would love to ask the bf what is this all about ahaha

Prettymom said...

i am not techie type of person and I honestly dont have any idea about the post.. but I sure love visiting your site for future reference so keep posting...

Unknown said...

i'm saving for an i5 or i7 laptop...

Farida said...

I am no techie but I appreciate your post and your interest in this. :D

KRIZZA said...

Me too, I'm no so techy and I appreciate all the information listed here! This is very informative!

filmansantiago said...

Well this blog site is just awesome. Not that I am a techie coz I am not, but this is very useful especially those who are planning to buy some electronics/gadgets. All the information here are just that useful.



smav said...

what do you recommend for a personal PC that's mostly used for web applications? heavy with java i think.

Jellybelly said...

This is really helpful. I always like a powerful computer that won't give too much waiting time. Now I know what to take note of.

Veronica said...

My sister is plannung to get a new laptop this year. will tell her to get one with Ivy Bridge processor.

Marie Burns said...

I just bought a new laptop, or should I say 'my hubby bought me a new laptop' as I have no idea what to buy anyway.. He's the one who knows all about this stuff..

Paula said...

My macbook has i5 but my hubby is making fun of it coz tagal mag boot. haha

Anonymous said...

I wonder how fast will my pocket drain when I purchase this. How much btw?

Eccentricallysuper said...

Perfect! Just what I need. I'm actually looking for a new laptop, and was looking at some pamphlets earlier. :)

Anonymous said...

The price on this one will definitely leave a mark on our wallets. Hahaha!

Algene said...

I barely get updates on techie news like this! I will ask my brother to check this new item out :D

Sarah Bucu said...

I will let my kids check this out for themselves .

Jessica said...

Our desk top is not working anymore after ten years :-( we really need a new computer :-( and do not know what to get :-) thank you for this article :-) will think of it :-)


Unknown said...

I love Intel but sadly it was too pricey than its counterparts

w0rkingAth0mE said...

Not so familiar but thanks for sharing

Donna || HEYLADYSPRING.COM said...

OMG everything just bounced off of my head ( @_@)~

moonstar said...

worth reading, my boss just bought a new laptop with i5 processor,really nice, ooh i hope i can also have one.

avagabondmom said...

This is one of the reasons why I'd have to call my husband to understand the specs of any gadget. I'm just clueless as the girl next door!

Rachelle said...

thanks for this info. ot's very technical... might as well let my hubby interpret. hehe..

January Zelene said...

thanks for the information.. I think need someone from our IT department to interpret it for me..:)

Unknown said...

Thanks for the information, Too much technical for me. I have my I3 right now its good but hope to upgrade it soon.