Intel Core i3 3220 

Released September, 2012
  • 3.3 GHz
  • Dual core
7.3 Out of 10

The Core i3-3220 doesn't benefit from Intel's Turbo Boost technology at all, but instead relies on an architecture able to execute more instructions per cycle than AMD.
by Don-Woligroski (Oct, 2012)
But because the Ivy Bridge design enjoys far superior IPC than AMD's best effort, each core is made all the more effective, despite a substantial frequency deficit.
by Don-Woligroski (Oct, 2012)
Explore 2 desktops with the Intel Core i3 3220

CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the Intel Core i3 3220 among desktop CPUs (45 to 75W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

Core i3 3220
6.5
A4 6300
5.8
PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Core i3 3220
7.1
A4 6300
6.9
PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Core i3 3220
5.1
A4 6300
5.7
Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

Core i3 3220
n.d.
A4 6300
6.2
CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Core i3 3220
7.5
A4 6300
6.8
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Core i3 3220
6.0
A4 6300
8.7
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

7.3

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Core i3 3220
7.3
A4 6300
7.8

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Intel Core i3 3220

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

Core i3 3220
2,251
A4 6300
2,313

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

Core i3 3220
932
A4 6300
1,569

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

Core i3 3220
2,654
A4 6300
2,633

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 3220
5,399
A4 6300
2,972

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 3220
2,501
A4 6300
1,913

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 3220
173,000 MB/s
A4 6300
2,090,000 MB/s
Core2 Duo E8400
128,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i3 3220
4,229
A4 6300
2,237

PassMark (Single Core)

Core i3 3220
1,764
A4 6300
1,398

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Clock speed 3.3 GHz
Cores Dual core
Socket type LGA 1155
Is unlocked No

features

Has a NX bit Yes
Supports trusted computing No
Has virtualization support Yes
Instruction set extensions
  1. MMX
  2. AES
  3. SSE
  4. SSE2
  5. SSE4.1
  6. SSE3
  7. Supplemental SSE3
  8. SSE4.2
  9. AVX
  10. SSE4
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes

power consumption

TDP 55W
Annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year
Performance per watt 3.38 pt/W
Typical power consumption 44.69W

bus

Architecture DMI
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s

details

Architecture x86-64
Threads 4 threads
L2 cache 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm
Max CPUs 1
Clock multiplier 33
Operating temperature Unknown - 65.3°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 50
Overclocked clock speed 3.44 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.48 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 3,775.1
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.44 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 2500
Number of displays supported 3
GPU clock speed 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,050 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in
Memory type
  1. DDR3-1600
  2. DDR3-1333
  3. DDR3
Channels Dual Channel
Supports ECC No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB
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Comments

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Not so good. When i play bf4 usage ia 95% wtf???? thre are better 3230 it is praticaly 5$ more. sooo
Not so good. When i play bf4 uagw ia 95% wtf???? thre are better 3230 it is praticaly 5$ more. sooo
this is the chip 2 go for if u r budget is 130$ or so there is an elder brother for this 3220 which is 3240(3.5Ghz). Intel has 2 disable the gpu core on these chips n should up the L3 caches no one really uses the onboard gpu's just for 720p n 1080p video watching. main things 2 look in this chip ivy bridge 22nm manufacturing process less heating and more efficient performance 55 watts if u wanna get more like mega tasking it not possible and u can do 2-3 tasks@once and no more because the 2 cores have hyperthreading and has 4 threads which transforms in to 2 virtual cores so in the task manager performance tab u see 4 cores.people buy this chip for its hyperthreading feature and singlr threaded apps just it.this chip clocks itself for 1.5Ghz when browsing and video playback and when gaming it goes to 3.3Ghz. this processors r best for minimal overclocks like 3.5 to 3.6Ghz on stock heatsink which is great for gaming. add in 8 Gigs of 1600mhz ram and a decent 7850 or GTX 660 gpu for gaming n do not expect to use heavy threaded apps on this chip like vegas pro and final cut like that as they need more cores n more threads with 16 to 32 gigs of ram. if u r running old phenom 2 X6 955 or 965 dont even buy the new FX series chips of AMD ot intel i3 chips they or not worth of upgrading and there is not much performance jump and so. AMD's architecture sucks when compared 2 intel b'coz the chipset which makes the most out of the processor is intel n more energy efficient n supports PCIE 3.0 n quad channel rams. if u r on to content creation and in to 3D stuff u can always buy a 3570K or 4670K with z77,87 chipset and pick a good gpu from NVIDIA or AMD. its worth for a decent time and doesn't disappoint u. if u r thing is to edit video and render stuff then u have 2 go with AMD based rig coz AMD FX 6300 cpu is more productivity oriented used for 3D creation n best for video editing u ca use a decent 970 based mobo with a beefy 7950Ghz edition gpu and for editing 16 to 32gb is required for efficient and quick render completion n fast multi tasking.u can use the savings for adding more ram or a nice after market cpu cooler for OC'ing the FX 6300 chip to 4.5Ghz. when compared to intel cpu,mobo combo.
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