CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3220 vs 7850K among desktop CPUs (45 to 75W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

9.6

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD A10 7850K 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i3 3220

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Intel Core i3 3220

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Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 28 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Front view of AMD A10 7850K

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 72.4 °C vs 65.3 °C More than 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 3220 vs A10 7850K

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i3 3220
4.07 mHash/s
A10 7850K
89.37 mHash/s

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

Core i3 3220
2,251
A10 7850K
3,374

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

Core i3 3220
2,654
A10 7850K
7,530

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 3220
5,399
A10 7850K
7,022

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 3220
2,501
A10 7850K
2,328

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 3220
173,000 MB/s
A10 7850K
2,370,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i3 3220
4,229
A10 7850K
5,498

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3220  vs
A10 7850K 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 3.7 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1155
FM2+
Is unlocked No Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
BMI1
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-2133
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 34,133.32 MB/s

details

Core i3 3220  vs
A10 7850K 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 0.5 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 28 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 65.3°C Unknown - 72.4°C

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 2500 Radeon™ R7 Series

power consumption

TDP 55W 65W
Annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 2.69 pt/W 9.84 pt/W
Typical power consumption 44.69W 52.81W
Intel Core i3 3220
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AMD A10 7850K
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