Intel Core i3-3229Y vs Atom x5-Z8500

Intel Core i3-3229Y
Intel Atom x5-Z8500

General info

Comparing Core i3-3229Y and Atom x5-Z8500 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Series
Intel Core i3
 
5x Intel Atom
Achitecture codename
Ivy Bridge
 
Airmont
Release date
1 January 2013
 
2 March 2015
Launch price (MSRP)
$250
 
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Technical specs

Core i3-3229Y and Atom x5-Z8500 quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i3-3229Y and Atom x5-Z8500 performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
2
 
4
Number of threads
4
 
4
Maximum frequency
1.4 GHz
 
2.24 GHz
L1 cache
128 KB
 
n/d
L2 cache
512 KB
 
2 MB
L3 cache
3072 KB
 
n/d
Manufacturing process technology
22 nm
 
14 nm
Die size
118 mm2
 
n/d
Maximum core temperature
105 °C
 
90 °C
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Core i3-3229Y and Atom x5-Z8500 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
1 (Uniprocessor)
Socket
FCBGA1023
 
UTFCBGA1380
Power consumption (TDP)
13 Watt
 
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Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i3-3229Y and Atom x5-Z8500. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® AVX
 
n/d
AES-NI
+
 
+
AVX
+
 
-
vPro
-
 
n/d
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
n/d
My WiFi
+
 
n/d
Turbo Boost
-
 
n/d
Hyper-Threading
+
 
n/d
Idle States
+
 
n/d
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
-
Flex Memory Access
+
 
n/d
Demand Based Switching
-
 
n/d
FDI
+
 
n/d
Fast Memory Access
+
 
n/d

Security technologies

Core i3-3229Y and Atom x5-Z8500 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
-
 
n/d
EDB
+
 
n/d
Secure Boot
n/d
 
+
Identity Protection
+
 
+
Anti-Theft
+
 
n/d

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i3-3229Y and Atom x5-Z8500 are enumerated here.
VT-d
-
 
n/d
VT-x
+
 
+
EPT
+
 
n/d

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i3-3229Y and Atom x5-Z8500.
Supported memory types
DDR3 / L / -RS 1333 / 1600
 
LPDDR3-1600
Maximum memory size
32 GB
 
8 GB
Max memory channels
2
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
25.6 GB / s
 
25.6 GB / s

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Core i3-3229Y and Atom x5-Z8500.
Integrated graphics
Intel HD Graphics 4000 (350 - 850 MHz)
 
n/d
Max video memory
n/d
 
8 GB
Quick Sync
+
 
-
Clear Video HD
+
 
n/d
Graphics max frequency
850 MHz
 
600 MHz
Execution Units
n/d
 
12
InTru 3D
+
 
n/d

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i3-3229Y and Atom x5-Z8500 integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
3
 
3
eDP
+
 
n/d
DisplayPort
+
 
-
HDMI
+
 
-
SDVO
+
 
n/d
CRT
+
 
n/d

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i3-3229Y and Atom x5-Z8500 integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
n/d
 
3840x2160
Max resolution over eDP
n/d
 
2560x1600

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i3-3229Y and Atom x5-Z8500.
PCIe revision
n/d
 
2.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
n/d
 
2
USB revision
n/d
 
3.0
Number of USB ports
n/d
 
3

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i3-3229Y and Atom x5-Z8500. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

i3-3229Y 3.59 +0.3%
Atom x5-Z8500 3.58

Passmark

i3-3229Y 1700 +0.2%
Atom x5-Z8500 1696

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core i3-3229Y and Atom x5-Z8500 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Core i3-3229Y

0.3% faster in synthetic tests
HyperThreading (allows one physical CPU function as two logical ones. It increases performance, since while one logical CPU is waiting for data, the second may still do useful work)
Intel 64 (64-bit Intel CPU architecture. Almost identical to AMD64, except small and rarely used nuances)
Anti-Theft (Anti-Theft enabled laptop, if equipped with a 3G module, can be blocked remotely by an SMS message when stolen)
My WiFi (allows an Intel CPU based laptop function as a WiFi router)
Idle States (a set of CPU idle states of varied depth, used for energy saving purposes)
Enhanced SpeedStep (saves energy by managing CPU frequency and voltage in realtime. Supercedes SpeedStep)
Thermal Monitorin (prevents a CPU from overheating by lowering frequency upon reaching the critical temperature)
Execute Disable Bit (allows marking some memory ranges as non-executable, thus protecting software against so-called "buffer overflow" attacks)
AVX (Advanced Vector Extensions - a set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-bit registers)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
QuickSyncVideo
DisplayPortMenu
HDMIMenu

Advantages of Intel Atom x5-Z8500

Much newer (2 March 2015 vs 1 January 2013)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 22 nm)
AES (Advanced Encryption Standard instructions set - hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption. Speeds up encryption software, e.g. Veracrypt)

So, Core i3-3229Y or Atom x5-Z8500?

Technical City couldn't decide between Intel Core i3-3229Y and Intel Atom x5-Z8500. The differences in performance seem too small.
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