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Front view of Intel Core i3 3220

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i3 3220

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Higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 2.9 GHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Significantly newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better turbo clock speed 1,050 MHz vs 720 MHz More than 45% better turbo clock speed
Significantly better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 5,399 vs 2,390 More than 2.2x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,764 vs 1,123 More than 55% better PassMark (Single core) score
Higher GPU clock speed 650 MHz vs 533 MHz More than 20% higher GPU clock speed
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.43 GHz vs 2.9 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.46 GHz vs 2.9 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD A6 5357M

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AMD A6 5357M

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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 higher Maximum operating temperature 105 °C vs 65.3 °C More than 60% higher Maximum operating temperature
Lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 44.69W More than 35% lower typical power consumption
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 13.25 $/year More than 35% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 48.18 $/year More than 35% 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 A6 5357M

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 3220
5,399
A6 5357M
2,390

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 3220
2,501
A6 5357M
1,519

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 3220
173,000 MB/s
A6 5357M
1,780 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 3220
5,351
A6 5357M
2,290

GeekBench

Core i3 3220
8,919
A6 5357M
2,290

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i3 3220
4,229
A6 5357M
1,888

PassMark (Single Core)

Core i3 3220
1,764
A6 5357M
1,123

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3220  vs
A6 5357M 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 2.9 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
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
BMI1
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 55W 35W
Annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year 8.43 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year 30.66 $/year
Performance per watt 2.69 pt/W 2.21 pt/W
Typical power consumption 44.69W 28.44W

details

Core i3 3220  vs
A6 5357M 
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 32 nm
Operating temperature Unknown - 65.3°C Unknown - 105°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.43 GHz 2.9 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.46 GHz 2.9 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.43 GHz 2.9 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 2500 Radeon™ HD 8450G
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 533 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,050 MHz 720 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3
Intel Core i3 3220
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