CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3220 vs 7860K 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

A10 7860K
n.d.
A4 6300
n.d.
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?

A10 7860K
n.d.
A4 6300
n.d.
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

7.6

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD A10 7860K 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD A10 7860K  based on its overclocking.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i3 3220

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i3 3220

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Much more l3 cache 3 MB vs None Compared to all cpus, 3 MB l3 cache is just OK
Significantly newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 28 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Lower typical power consumption 44.69W vs 52.81W More than 15% lower typical power consumption
Lower annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year vs 15.66 $/year More than 15% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year vs 56.94 $/year More than 15% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD A10 7860K

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AMD A10 7860K

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Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 0.5 MB 8x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Higher clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 3.3 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.62 GHz vs 3.43 GHz Around 35% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 71.3 °C vs 65.3 °C Around 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.67 GHz vs 3.46 GHz Around 35% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 3220 vs A10 7860K

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i3 3220
4.07 mHash/s
A10 7860K
89.48 mHash/s

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 3220
5,399
A10 7860K
5,054

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 3220
2,501
A10 7860K
1,765

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 3220
173,000 MB/s
A10 7860K
155.3 MB/s

Cinebench R10 32-Bit

Core i3 3220
12,548
A10 7860K
13,456

Cinebench R10 32-Bit (Single Core)

Core i3 3220
5,814
A10 7860K
4,039

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i3 3220
4,229
A10 7860K
5,139

PassMark (Single Core)

Core i3 3220
1,764
A10 7860K
1,581

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3220  vs
A10 7860K 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 3.6 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Is unlocked No Yes

features

Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
FMA4
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES

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 3.86 pt/W
Typical power consumption 44.69W 52.81W

details

Core i3 3220  vs
A10 7860K 
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 0.5 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB None
Manufacture process 22 nm 28 nm
Operating temperature Unknown - 65.3°C Unknown - 71.3°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.43 GHz 4.62 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.46 GHz 4.67 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.43 GHz 4.62 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 2500 Radeon™ R7
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 757 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-2133
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3
Intel Core i3 3220
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