CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3220 vs 5500

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

Cinebench R10 32-bit, Passmark, GeekBench (32-bit) and GeekBench (64-bit)

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Cinebench R10 32-bit (1-core) and Passmark (Single Core)

Overclocking

How much speed can you get out of the processor?

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

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Performance Per Dollar

CPUBoss Score

Performance, Single-core Performance, Overclocking and Value

Winner
Intel Core i3 3220 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i3 3220  based on its 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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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
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,764 vs 1,268 Around 40% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better cinebench r10 32Bit 1-core score 5,814 vs 3,571 Around 65% better cinebench r10 32Bit 1-core score
Slightly lower typical power consumption 44.69W vs 52.81W More than 15% lower typical power consumption
Slightly better 3DMark11 physics score 4,030 vs 3,080 More than 30% better 3DMark11 physics score
Better performance per watt 10.15 pt/W vs 7.31 pt/W Around 40% better performance per watt
Slightly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.44 GHz vs 3.23 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Slightly lower annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year vs 56.94 $/year More than 15% lower annual commercial energy cost
Slightly lower annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year vs 15.66 $/year More than 15% lower annual home energy cost
Front view of AMD A8 5500

Reasons to consider the
AMD A8 5500

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Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 0.5 MB 8x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Significantly higher Maximum Operating Temperature 71.3 °C vs 65.3 °C Around 10% higher Maximum Operating Temperature
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.54 GHz vs 3.53 GHz Around 30% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 3220 vs A8 5500

GeekBench (32-bit)

Core i3 3220
5,361
A8 5500
4,909

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

Core i3 3220
4,030
A8 5500
3,080
Core i3 3220 A8 5500 @ community.futuremark.com

Cinebench R10 32-Bit

Core i3 3220
12,548
A8 5500
10,968
Core i3 3220 A8 5500 @ anandtech.com

Cinebench R10 32-Bit (Single Core)

Core i3 3220
5,814
A8 5500
3,571
Core i3 3220 A8 5500 @ anandtech.com

Passmark

Core i3 3220
4,229
A8 5500
4,029
Core i3 3220 A8 5500 @ cpubenchmark.net

Passmark (Single Core)

Core i3 3220
1,764
A8 5500
1,268

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3220  vs
A8 5500 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 3.2 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Is unlocked No No
Is hyperthreaded Yes No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has vitualization support Yes Yes
Instruction-set-extensions
MMX
SSE
SSE4.2
AVX
SSE3
SSE2
Supplemental SSE3
SSE4.1
SSE4
SSE4a
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

gpu

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 2500 Radeon™ HD 7560D

details

Core i3 3220  vs
A8 5500 
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 0.5 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nms 32 nms
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 65.3°C Unknown - 71.3°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 50 1
Overclocked clock speed 3.44 GHz 3.23 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.53 GHz 4.54 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.44 GHz 3.23 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 10.15 pt/W 7.31 pt/W
Typical power consumption 44.69W 52.81W
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