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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 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much more l3 cache 3 MB vs 0.5 MB 6x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 2.7 GHz More than 20% higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
More threads 4 vs 1 3 more threads
Much better PassMark score 4,229 vs 668 More than 6.2x better PassMark score
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,764 vs 785 Around 2.2x better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 5,351 vs 893 Around 6x better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much better performance per watt 2.69 pt/W vs 0.93 pt/W Around 3x better performance per watt
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.43 GHz vs 2.7 GHz More than 25% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.46 GHz vs 2.7 GHz Around 30% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Sep, 2012 vs Apr, 2008 Release date over 4 years later
Front view of AMD Athlon 1640B

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AMD Athlon 1640B

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Much 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
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Lower typical power consumption 36.56W vs 44.69W Around 20% lower typical power consumption
Lower annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year vs 48.18 $/year Around 20% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year vs 13.25 $/year Around 20% lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 3220 vs Athlon 1640B

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 3220
173,000 MB/s
Athlon 1640B
64.8 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3220  vs
Athlon 1640B 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 2.7 GHz
Cores Dual core Single core
Socket type
LGA 1155
AM2
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES

power consumption

TDP 55W 45W
Annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year 10.84 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year 39.42 $/year
Performance per watt 2.69 pt/W 0.93 pt/W
Typical power consumption 44.69W 36.56W

details

Core i3 3220  vs
Athlon 1640B 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 1
L2 cache 0.5 MB 1 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 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 65.3°C Unknown - 65°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.43 GHz 2.7 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.46 GHz 2.7 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.43 GHz 2.7 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics 2500 N/A
Number of displays supported 3 N/A
GPU clock speed 650 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 1,050 MHz N/A
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