Intel Pentium 2117U vs AMD Phenom II X3 P820


General info

Comparing Phenom II X3 P820 and Pentium 2117U processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance ranking24662471
Market segmentLaptopLaptop
Series3x AMD Phenom IIIntel Pentium
Architecture codenameChamplain (2010−2011)Ivy Bridge (2012−2013)
Release date12 May 2010 (13 years old)1 October 2012 (10 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)no data$134
Current priceno data$360 (2.7x MSRP)

Technical specs

Phenom II X3 P820 and Pentium 2117U basic parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of CPU speed, though for more precise assessment you have to consider their test results.

Physical cores3 (Tri-Core)2 (Dual-core)
Base clock speedno data1.8 GHz
Boost clock speed1.8 GHz1.8 GHz
Bus support3600 MHzno data
L1 cache384 KB64K (per core)
L2 cache1.5 MB256K (per core)
L3 cacheno data2 MB (shared)
Chip lithography45 nm22 nm
Die sizeno data118 mm2
Maximum core temperatureno data105 °C
Number of transistorsno data1,400 million
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility--
Unlocked multiplierno data-


Information on Phenom II X3 P820 and Pentium 2117U compatibility with other computer components: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configurationno data1
Power consumption (TDP)25 Watt17 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Phenom II X3 P820 and Pentium 2117U. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsintegrated DDR3 Memory Controller, Virtualization, AMD64, Advanced Virus Protection, SSE(1,2,3,4a)Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2
AES-NIno data-
VirusProtect+no data
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)no data+
My WiFino data+
Turbo Boost Technologyno data-
Hyper-Threading Technologyno data-
Idle Statesno data+
Thermal Monitoringno data+
Flex Memory Accessno data+
Demand Based Switchingno data-
FDIno data+
Fast Memory Accessno data+

Security technologies

Phenom II X3 P820 and Pentium 2117U technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXTno data-
EDBno data+
Anti-Theftno data-

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Phenom II X3 P820 and Pentium 2117U are enumerated here.

AMD-V+no data
VT-dno data-
VT-xno data+
EPTno data+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Phenom II X3 P820 and Pentium 2117U. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3DDR3
Maximum memory sizeno data32 GB
Max memory channelsno data2
Maximum memory bandwidthno data25.6 GB/s
ECC memory supportno data-

Graphics specifications

General parameters of integrated GPUs, if any.

Integrated graphics cardno dataIntel® HD Graphics for 3rd Generation Intel® Processors
Graphics max frequencyno data1 GHz

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Phenom II X3 P820 and Pentium 2117U integrated GPUs.

Number of displays supportedno data3
eDPno data+
DisplayPortno data+
HDMIno data+
SDVOno data+
CRTno data+


Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Phenom II X3 P820 and Pentium 2117U.

PCIe versionno data2.0
PCI Express lanesno data16

Synthetic benchmark performance

Various benchmark results of the processors in comparison. Overall score is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.

Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

Phenom II X3 P820 0.82
Pentium 2117U 0.81

Phenom II X3 P820 outperforms Pentium 2117U by 1% in our combined benchmark results.

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

Cinebench R10 is an ancient ray tracing benchmark for processors by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. Its single core version uses just one CPU thread to render a futuristic looking motorcycle.

Benchmark coverage: 20%

Phenom II X3 P820 1560
Pentium 2117U 2365

Pentium 2117U outperforms Phenom II X3 P820 by 52% in Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core.

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 10 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R10 using all the processor threads. Possible number of threads is limited by 16 in this version.

Benchmark coverage: 20%

Phenom II X3 P820 4169
Pentium 2117U 4425

Pentium 2117U outperforms Phenom II X3 P820 by 6% in Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core.

3DMark06 CPU

3DMark06 is a discontinued DirectX 9 benchmark suite from Futuremark. Its CPU part contains two scenarios, one dedicated to artificial intelligence pathfinding, another to game physics using PhysX package.

Benchmark coverage: 19%

Phenom II X3 P820 2043
Pentium 2117U 1885

Phenom II X3 P820 outperforms Pentium 2117U by 8% in 3DMark06 CPU.

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 11.5 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R11.5 which uses all the processor threads. A maximum of 64 threads is supported in this version.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

Phenom II X3 P820 2
Pentium 2117U 1

Phenom II X3 P820 outperforms Pentium 2117U by 11% in Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core.

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance score 0.82 0.81
Recency 12 May 2010 1 October 2012
Chip lithography 45 nm 22 nm
Power consumption (TDP) 25 Watt 17 Watt

We couldn't decide between Phenom II X3 P820 and Pentium 2117U. The differences in performance seem too small.

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