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Intel Core i3 3220

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Front view of Intel Core i3 3220

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Intel Core i3 3220

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Significantly higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 2.2 GHz Around 50% higher clock speed
Much better turbo clock speed 1,050 MHz vs 533 MHz More than 95% better turbo clock speed
Newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 28 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 5,399 vs 1,815.5 Around 3x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,764 vs 916 Around 95% better PassMark (Single core) score
Higher GPU clock speed 650 MHz vs 494 MHz More than 30% higher GPU clock speed
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.43 GHz vs 2.2 GHz More than 55% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.46 GHz vs 2.2 GHz More than 55% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
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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
Significantly lower typical power consumption 13.81W vs 44.69W 3.2x lower typical power consumption
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 102 °C vs 65.3 °C More than 55% higher Maximum operating temperature
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Newer Jun, 2014 vs Sep, 2012 Release date over 1 years later
Better performance per watt 3.69 pt/W vs 2.69 pt/W More than 35% better performance per watt
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year vs 13.25 $/year 3.2x lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 14.89 $/year vs 48.18 $/year 3.2x lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 3220 vs A6 7000

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 3220
5,399
A6 7000
1,815.5

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 3220
2,501
A6 7000
1,196.5

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 3220
173,000 MB/s
A6 7000
1,165 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i3 3220
4,229
A6 7000
1,678

PassMark (Single Core)

Core i3 3220
1,764
A6 7000
916

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3220  vs
A6 7000 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 2.2 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
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 55W 17W
Annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year 4.1 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year 14.89 $/year
Performance per watt 2.69 pt/W 3.69 pt/W
Typical power consumption 44.69W 13.81W

details

Core i3 3220  vs
A6 7000 
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
Clock multiplier 33 22
Operating temperature Unknown - 65.3°C Unknown - 102°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.43 GHz 2.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.46 GHz 2.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.43 GHz 2.2 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 2500 Radeon™ R4
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 494 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,050 MHz 533 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 21,333.32 MB/s
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