CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3220 vs 5600K among desktop CPUs


Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more


Are you paying a premium for performance?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more


CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

AMD A8 5600K 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD A8 5600K  based on its overclocking.

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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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Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Front view of AMD A8 5600K

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AMD A8 5600K

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 74 °C vs 65.3 °C Around 15% higher Maximum operating temperature

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 3220 vs A8 5600K

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i3 3220
4.07 mHash/s
A8 5600K
41.89 mHash/s

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

Core i3 3220
A8 5600K

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

Core i3 3220
A8 5600K

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 3220
A8 5600K

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 3220
A8 5600K

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 3220
173,000 MB/s
A8 5600K
2,210,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i3 3220
A8 5600K

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Core i3 3220  vs
A8 5600K 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 3.6 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Is unlocked No Yes


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
AVX 1.1
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 55W 100W
Annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year 24.09 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year 87.6 $/year
Performance per watt 2.69 pt/W 4.86 pt/W
Typical power consumption 44.69W 81.25W


Core i3 3220  vs
A8 5600K 
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 0.5 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 0.5 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 0.13 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 65.3°C Unknown - 74°C


Overclock popularity 50 12
Overclocked clock speed 3.43 GHz 4.29 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.46 GHz 4.7 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 3,775.1 2,659.2
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.43 GHz 4.29 GHz

integrated graphics

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
Intel Core i3 3220
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todo esto es mal planteado, recordemos que los que compramos un a8 es por su grafica integrada y poder jugar con ella nuestros juegos de siempre, la gente ya no juega nuevos juegos, solo jugamos nuestro rank y por ser el mejor en nuestro juego favorito, de siempre, yo nunca compraria un Intel ya que por el precio de esos me compro una grafica dedicada amd y queda bastante mejor, sin mencionar que la grafica del A8 es como 4 o 5 veces superior a la porqueria integrada de intel y no no hay dinero para una grafica dedicada por eso siempre busco un A8 integrado.
if u want raw cpu performance n got 130 bucks go for the intel i3 chip but it lacks in video performance n some lite gaming which anyone expects on their mobo. the AMD A10 5600K is cheaper n have a unlocked multiplier which the i3 lacks n with a 30 to 40 bucks investment in a aftermarket cpu cooler u can easily achieve stable 4.1 Ghz overclock n enjoy the awesome graphics of radeon HD 7650D which is more powerful than the AMD 6450 graphics card enabling u to play buttery smooth 1080p playback n cool 720p gaming with fast video conversion n amazing photo editing capability where i3 lacks even u go with an i3 u have to spend on a decent graphics card which increases u r budget AMD chip has more intense instructions on it like XOP,FMA2,AVX these r the instructions used for high float integer calculations used for heavy threaded apps(scientific calculations) like maya,after FX,VEGAS PRO but lacks L3 cache
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