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
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,764 vs 1,269 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
Lower typical power consumption 44.69W vs 52.81W More than 15% lower typical power consumption
Better performance per watt 9.76 pt/W vs 6.99 pt/W Around 40% better performance per watt
Lower annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year vs 56.94 $/year More than 15% lower annual commercial energy cost
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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Significantly 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
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Higher Maximum Operating Temperature 71.3 °C vs 65.3 °C Around 10% higher Maximum Operating Temperature
Higher GPU clock speed 760 MHz vs 650 MHz More than 15% higher GPU clock speed

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 3220 vs A8 5500

GeekBench (32-bit)

Core i3 3220
5,351
A8 5500
4,891

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

Core i3 3220
4,030
A8 5500
3,080

Cinebench R10 32-Bit

Core i3 3220
12,548
A8 5500
10,968

Cinebench R10 32-Bit (Single Core)

Core i3 3220
5,814
A8 5500
3,571

Passmark

Core i3 3220
4,229
A8 5500
4,013

Passmark (Single Core)

Core i3 3220
1,764
A8 5500
1,269

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 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 9.76 pt/W 6.99 pt/W
Typical power consumption 44.69W 52.81W

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 nm 32 nm
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) 3.3 GHz 3.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.44 GHz 3.23 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 2500 Radeon™ HD 7560D
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 760 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3
Intel Core i3 3220
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Facts are tweaked, i3-3220 has 3 MB Smart Cache, not mentioned above.
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