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Front view of Intel Core i3 3220

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i3 3220

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More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 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 A6 6420K

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AMD A6 6420K

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Much 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
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much higher clock speed 4 GHz vs 3.3 GHz More than 20% higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 70 °C vs 65.3 °C More than 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Newer Jan, 2014 vs Sep, 2012 Release date over 1 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 3220 vs A6 6420K

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 3220
5,399
A6 6420K
3,501

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 3220
2,501
A6 6420K
2,245

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 3220
173,000 MB/s
A6 6420K
2,770 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i3 3220
4,229
A6 6420K
2,251

PassMark (Single Core)

Core i3 3220
1,764
A6 6420K
1,428

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3220  vs
A6 6420K 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 4 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1155
FM2
Is unlocked No Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
BMI1
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
ABM
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 12,800 MB/s

details

Core i3 3220  vs
A6 6420K 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
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
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 65.3°C Unknown - 70°C

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 2500 Radeon HD 8000 series

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 1.61 pt/W
Typical power consumption 44.69W 52.81W
Intel Core i3 3220
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