CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3220 vs 5300 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

7.3

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i3 3220 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i3 3220  based on its performance and single-core performance.

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Intel Core i3 3220

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Front view of Intel Core i3 3220

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 newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Significantly better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 5,399 vs 2,755 More than 95% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
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 A4 5300

Reasons to consider the
AMD A4 5300

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Much better performance per dollar 11.05 pt/$ vs 1.49 pt/$ Around 7.5x better performance per dollar
Higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 3.3 GHz Around 5% higher clock speed
Significantly better geekbench 3 AES single core score 2,030,000 MB/s vs 173,000 MB/s Around 11.8x better geekbench 3 AES single core score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.54 GHz vs 3.44 GHz More than 30% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 70 °C vs 65.3 °C More than 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Better performance per watt 7.51 pt/W vs 3.38 pt/W Around 2.2x better performance per watt
Higher GPU clock speed 723 MHz vs 650 MHz More than 10% higher GPU clock speed
Newer Oct, 2012 vs Sep, 2012 Release date more than a month later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 3220 vs A4 5300

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

Core i3 3220
2,251
A4 5300
2,042

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

A4 5300
1,355

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

Core i3 3220
2,654
A4 5300
2,264

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 3220
5,399
A4 5300
2,755

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 3220
2,501
A4 5300
1,802

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 3220
173,000 MB/s
A4 5300
2,030,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i3 3220
4,229
A4 5300
2,005

PassMark (Single Core)

Core i3 3220
1,764
A4 5300
1,267

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3220  vs
A4 5300 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 3.4 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
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

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 3.38 pt/W 7.51 pt/W
Typical power consumption 44.69W 52.81W

details

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 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 65.3°C Unknown - 70°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 50 5
Overclocked clock speed 3.44 GHz 4.54 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.48 GHz 3.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.44 GHz 4.54 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 2500 Radeon™ HD 7480D
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 723 MHz

memory controller

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

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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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