Intel Core i7-3517U Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Intel Core i7-3517U has 2 cores with 4 threads and is based on the 3. gen of the Intel Core i7 series. The processor uses a mainboard with the BGA 1023 socket and was released in Q2/2012. The Intel Core i7-3517U scores 592 points in the Geekbench 5 single-core benchmark. In the Geekbench 5 multi-core benchmark, the result is 1,171 points.
Intel Core i7-3517U

At a glance

Name: Intel Core i7-3517U
Family: Intel Core i7 (298)
CPU group: Intel Core i 3000U (12)
Architecture: Ivy Bridge U
Technology: 22 nm
Segment: Mobile
Generation: 3
Predecessor: --
Successor: --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Core i7-3517U has 2 CPU cores and can calculate 4 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the Intel Core i7-3517U is 1.90 GHz (3.00 GHz). The number of CPU cores greatly affects the speed of the processor and is an important performance indicator.

CPU Cores / Threads: 2 / 4
Core architecture: normal
Cores: 2x
Hyperthreading / SMT: Yes
Overclocking: No
Frequency: 1.90 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): 3.00 GHz
Turbo Frequency (2 Cores): 2.50 GHz

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

The Intel Core i7-3517U has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. Specifically, the Intel Core i7-3517U uses the Intel HD Graphics 4000, which has 128 texture shaders and 16 execution units. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die.

GPU name: Intel HD Graphics 4000
GPU frequency: 0.35 GHz
GPU (Turbo): 1.15 GHz
Compute units: 16
Shader: 128
Hardware Raytracing: No
Release date: Q1/2011
Max. displays: 3
Generation: 7
Direct X: 11.0
Technology: 22 nm
Max. GPU Memory: 2 GB
Frame Generation: No

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

h265 / HEVC (8 bit): No
h265 / HEVC (10 bit): No
h264: Decode / Encode
VP8: No
VP9: No
AV1: No
AVC: Decode / Encode
VC-1: Decode
JPEG: Decode

Memory & PCIe

The processor can use up to 32 GB memory in 2 (Dual Channel) memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 25.6 GB/s. The memory type as well as the amount of memory can greatly affect the speed of the system.

Memory type: Memory bandwidth:
DDR3-1600
25.6 GB/s
Max. Memory: 32 GB
Memory channels: 2 (Dual Channel)
ECC: No
PCIe:
PCIe Bandwidth: --

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the processor is 17 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently. The TDP usually gives a rough idea of the actual power consumption of the CPU.

TDP (PL1 / PBP): 17 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: --

Technical details

The Intel Core i7-3517U is made in 22 nm. The smaller the manufacturing process of a CPU, the more modern and energy-efficient it is. Overall, the processor has 4.00 MB cache. A large cache can greatly speed up the processor's speed in some cases such as games.

Technology: 22 nm
Chip design: Monolithic
Socket: BGA 1023
L2-Cache: --
L3-Cache: 4.00 MB
AES-NI: Yes
Operating systems: Windows 10, Linux
Virtualization: VT-x, VT-x EPT
Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions: SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX
Release date: Q2/2012
Release price: 260 $
Part Number: --
Documents: Technical data sheet

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Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Intel Core i7-3517U have been carefully checked by us. We only publish benchmark results that have been created by us or that have been submitted by a visitor and then checked by a team member. All results are based on and fullfill our benchmark guidelines.


Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i5-2520M Intel Core i5-2520M
2C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
596
Intel Celeron N4500 Intel Celeron N4500
2C 2T @ 2.80 GHz
593
MediaTek Dimensity 800U MediaTek Dimensity 800U
8C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
593
Intel Core i7-3517U Intel Core i7-3517U
2C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
592
HiSilicon Kirin 810 HiSilicon Kirin 810
8C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
592
Intel Core i5-2515E Intel Core i5-2515E
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
592
Intel Core i5-2510E Intel Core i5-2510E
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
592

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD Phenom II X4 820 AMD Phenom II X4 820
4C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
1177
Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 Qualcomm Snapdragon 617
8C 8T @ 1.50 GHz
1176
Intel Core i3-5010U Intel Core i3-5010U
2C 4T @ 2.10 GHz
1173
Intel Core i7-3517U Intel Core i7-3517U
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
1171
Intel Core i3-550 Intel Core i3-550
2C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
1170
Intel Core i3-6102E Intel Core i3-6102E
2C 4T @ 1.90 GHz
1170
MediaTek Helio X27 MediaTek Helio X27
10C 10T @ 2.60 GHz
1165

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
Intel Core i3-3210 Intel Core i3-3210
2C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
522
Intel Core i3-4005U Intel Core i3-4005U
2C 4T @ 1.70 GHz
522
Intel Core i3-4010U Intel Core i3-4010U
2C 4T @ 1.70 GHz
522
Intel Core i7-3517U Intel Core i7-3517U
2C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
521
Intel Core i3-2105 Intel Core i3-2105
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
515
Intel Core i3-2102 Intel Core i3-2102
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
515
Intel Core i3-2100 Intel Core i3-2100
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
515

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
Intel Core i5-2510E Intel Core i5-2510E
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
1037
Intel Celeron N4100 Intel Celeron N4100
4C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
1034
Samsung Exynos 8890 Samsung Exynos 8890
8C 8T @ 2.60 GHz
1034
Intel Core i7-3517U Intel Core i7-3517U
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
1031
Intel Core i5-4202Y Intel Core i5-4202Y
2C 4T @ 1.60 GHz
1030
Intel Core i5-2435M Intel Core i5-2435M
2C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
1025
Intel Core i5-2430M Intel Core i5-2430M
2C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
1025

Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T AMD Phenom II X6 1090T
6C 6T @ 3.60 GHz
230
AMD FX-9830P AMD FX-9830P
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
225
Intel Core i5-4260U Intel Core i5-4260U
2C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
224
Intel Core i7-3517U Intel Core i7-3517U
2C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
223
Intel Xeon X3470 Intel Xeon X3470
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
217
Intel Xeon E5-2699 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2699 v4
22C 44T @ 3.60 GHz
216
Intel Core i5-4200U Intel Core i5-4200U
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
216

Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD Athlon II X4 610e AMD Athlon II X4 610e
4C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
476
AMD Athlon II X4 620e AMD Athlon II X4 620e
4C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
475
Intel Pentium Gold 4417U Intel Pentium Gold 4417U
2C 4T @ 2.30 GHz
469
Intel Core i7-3517U Intel Core i7-3517U
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
467
Intel Celeron N4505 Intel Celeron N4505
2C 2T @ 2.90 GHz
467
AMD Athlon II X4 605e AMD Athlon II X4 605e
4C 4T @ 2.30 GHz
457
AMD Athlon II X4 615e AMD Athlon II X4 615e
4C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
457

iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.
AMD A6-6400K AMD A6-6400K
AMD Radeon HD 8470D @ 0.80 GHz
307
Intel Core i3-4005U Intel Core i3-4005U
Intel HD Graphics 4400 @ 0.95 GHz
304
Intel Core i3-4025U Intel Core i3-4025U
Intel HD Graphics 4400 @ 0.95 GHz
304
Intel Core i7-3517U Intel Core i7-3517U
Intel HD Graphics 4000 @ 1.15 GHz
294
Intel Core i7-3770S Intel Core i7-3770S
Intel HD Graphics 4000 @ 1.15 GHz
294
Intel Core i7-3632QM Intel Core i7-3632QM
Intel HD Graphics 4000 @ 1.15 GHz
294
Intel Core i7-3630QM Intel Core i7-3630QM
Intel HD Graphics 4000 @ 1.15 GHz
294

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
AMD A4-5100 AMD A4-5100
4C 4T @ 1.55 GHz
2060
Apple A9 Apple A9
2C 2T @ 1.85 GHz
2053
AMD A8-3500M AMD A8-3500M
4C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
2052
Intel Core i7-3517U Intel Core i7-3517U
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
2031
Intel Core i3-3240T Intel Core i3-3240T
2C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
2030
Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400
4C 4T @ 2.66 GHz
2029
Intel Core M-5Y71 Intel Core M-5Y71
2C 4T @ 2.20 GHz
2027

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