Intel Celeron 3855U vs Intel Core i3-3217U

Compare Intel Celeron 3000 Series 2 core CPU vs Intel Core 2 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

8 %
9 %
12% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

17 %
Identical
17 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

6 %
Identical
6 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

5 %
6 %
20% slightly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

715
754
5% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

389
18% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score
329

Specifications

Cores

Number of physical processing units

2
Identical
2

Threads

Number of logical processing units

2
4
100% significantly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

2 GHz
2 GHz
12% slightly higher clock speed

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

15 W
13% slightly lower TDP
17 W

PCIe Lanes

Number of physical connections between the CPU and expansion slots

10
16
60% significantly more pcie lanes

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access

2
Identical
2

Supported Memory

Maximum amount of RAM supported by this CPU

32 GiB
Identical
32 GiB

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

1,207th of 1,337
1,173rd of 1,337

Family

The product line

Celeron 3000 Series
Core

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

November 2015
May 2012

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

DDR4-1866
DDR3-1333

Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory

No
No

Celeron 3855U vs Core i3-3217U comparison

Our benchmark analysis concludes that the Core i3-3217U performs better than the Celeron 3855U. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Celeron 3855U in all gaming tests too.

Info from our database shows that they both have the same core count but the Core i3-3217U has more threads. These CPUs have different clock speeds. Indeed, the Core i3-3217U has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Celeron 3855U. A Celeron 3855U CPU outputs less heat than a Core i3-3217U CPU because of its slightly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.

Most CPUs have more threads than cores. This technology, colloquially called hyperthreading, improves performance by splitting a core into multiple virtual ones. This provides more efficient utilisation of a core. For instance, the Celeron 3855U has the same number of threads as cores. This means the the CPU does not support hyperthreading.

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