CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3220 vs 5300


Benchmark performance using all cores

Passmark and GeekBench (32-bit)

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Passmark (Single Core)


How much speed can you get out of the processor?

Unlocked, Maximum Overclocked Clock Speed (Air) and 2 more


Are you paying a premium for performance?

Performance Per Dollar

CPUBoss Score

Performance, Single-core Performance, Overclocking and Value

Intel Core i3 3220 

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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

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i3 3220

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Is hyperthreaded Yes vs No Somewhat common; Maximizes usage of each CPU core
Newer manufacturing process 22 nms vs 32 nms A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
More l3 cache 3 MB vs 0.5 MB 6x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much more l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 6x more l3 cache per core
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,764 vs 1,267 Around 40% better PassMark (Single core) score
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Better PassMark score 4,229 vs 2,011 More than 2x better PassMark score
Better geekbench (32-bit) score 5,355 vs 2,715 More than 95% better geekbench (32-bit) score
Better performance per watt 10.01 pt/W vs 5.85 pt/W More than 70% better performance per watt
Lower typical power consumption 44.69W vs 52.81W More than 15% lower typical power consumption
Slightly better 3DMark11 physics score 4,030 vs 3,250 Around 25% better 3DMark11 physics score
Lower annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year vs 56.94 $/year More than 15% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year vs 15.66 $/year More than 15% lower annual home energy cost
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Much better performance per dollar 13.89 pt/$ vs 6.55 pt/$ More than 2x better performance per dollar
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
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.35 GHz vs 3.44 GHz More than 25% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Higher Maximum Operating Temperature 70 °C vs 65.3 °C More than 5% higher Maximum Operating Temperature
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.89 GHz vs 3.53 GHz Around 40% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 3220 vs A4 5300

GeekBench (32-bit)

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Core i3 3220
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3D Mark 11 (Physics)

Core i3 3220
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Core i3 3220 A4 5300 @ community.futuremark.com


Core i3 3220
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Core i3 3220 A4 5300 @ cpubenchmark.net

Passmark (Single Core)

Core i3 3220
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Specifications Full list of technical specs


Core i3 3220  vs
A4 5300 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 3.4 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Is unlocked No No
Is hyperthreaded Yes No


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes


Label Intel® HD Graphics 2500 Radeon™ HD 7480D


Core i3 3220  vs
A4 5300 
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 0.5 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 0.5 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nms 32 nms
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 65.3°C Unknown - 70°C


Overclock popularity 50 5
Overclocked clock speed 3.44 GHz 4.35 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.53 GHz 4.89 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.44 GHz 4.35 GHz

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 10.01 pt/W 5.85 pt/W
Typical power consumption 44.69W 52.81W
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Good looks CPUBoss, glad to know I'm not getting a bad deal in my budget build with the AMD A4 5300, I'll definitely look into a Intel i5 when I have the money. Very satisfied with the AMD though.
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