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Intel Core i3 3220

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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 better 3DMark06 CPU score 47.7 vs 13.3 More than 3.5x better 3DMark06 CPU score
Much higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 1 GHz More than 3.2x higher clock speed
Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 5,351 vs 852 More than 6.2x better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Much higher GPU clock speed 650 MHz vs 300 MHz Around 2.2x higher GPU clock speed
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,764 vs 358 Around 5x better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 5,399 vs 926 More than 5.8x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 28 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.43 GHz vs 1 GHz Around 3.5x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.46 GHz vs 1 GHz Around 3.5x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
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Much better performance per watt 23.93 pt/W vs 2.69 pt/W Around 9x better performance per watt
More l2 cache 1 MB vs 0.5 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much lower typical power consumption 6.5W vs 44.69W 6.9x lower typical power consumption
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 90 °C vs 65.3 °C Around 40% higher Maximum operating temperature
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Much lower annual home energy cost 1.93 $/year vs 13.25 $/year 6.9x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 7.01 $/year vs 48.18 $/year 6.9x lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer May, 2013 vs Sep, 2012 Release date 8 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 3220 vs A4 1250

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 3220
5,399
A4 1250
926

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 3220
2,501
A4 1250
535

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 3220
173,000 MB/s
A4 1250
489,300 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 3220
5,351
A4 1250
852

GeekBench

Core i3 3220
8,919
A4 1250
852

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

A4 1250
13.3

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i3 3220
4,229
A4 1250
610

PassMark (Single Core)

Core i3 3220
1,764
A4 1250
358

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3220  vs
A4 1250 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 1 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
BMI1
AMD64
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 55W 8W
Annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year 1.93 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year 7.01 $/year
Performance per watt 2.69 pt/W 23.93 pt/W
Typical power consumption 44.69W 6.5W

details

Core i3 3220  vs
A4 1250 
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 0.5 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 28 nm
Operating temperature Unknown - 65.3°C Unknown - 90°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.43 GHz 1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.46 GHz 1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.43 GHz 1 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 2500 Radeon™ HD 8210
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 300 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3
DDR3L-1333
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