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Intel Core i3 3220

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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 higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 1.6 GHz More than 2x higher 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 overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.43 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 2.2x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More l3 cache 3 MB vs None Compared to all cpus, 3 MB l3 cache is just OK
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,764 vs 1,148 Around 55% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.46 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 2.2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Slightly better PassMark score 4,229 vs 3,262 Around 30% better PassMark score
Front view of AMD A8 6th Gen A8-8600P

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AMD A8 6th Gen A8-8600P

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Much more l2 cache 2 MB vs 0.5 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much lower typical power consumption 12.19W vs 44.69W 3.7x lower typical power consumption
Much better performance per watt 8.74 pt/W vs 2.69 pt/W Around 3.2x better performance per watt
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 90 °C vs 65.3 °C Around 40% higher Maximum operating temperature
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Higher GPU clock speed 720 MHz vs 650 MHz More than 10% higher GPU clock speed
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Much lower annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year vs 13.25 $/year 3.7x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year vs 48.18 $/year 3.7x lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 3220 vs A8 6th Gen A8-8600P

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3220  vs
A8 6th Gen A8-8600P 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 1.6 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
FMA4
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES

power consumption

TDP 55W 15W
Annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year 3.61 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year 13.14 $/year
Performance per watt 2.69 pt/W 8.74 pt/W
Typical power consumption 44.69W 12.19W

details

Core i3 3220  vs
A8 6th Gen A8-8600P 
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 0.5 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB None
Manufacture process 22 nm 28 nm
Operating temperature Unknown - 65.3°C Unknown - 90°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.43 GHz 1.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.46 GHz 1.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.43 GHz 1.6 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 2500 Radeon™ R6
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 720 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-2133
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3
Intel Core i3 3220
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