CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3220 vs 46 among all CPUs

Performance

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

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

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?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

6.4

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i3 3220 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i3 3220  based on its performance.

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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 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 2.1 GHz More than 55% higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Better PassMark score 4,229 vs 473 Around 9x better PassMark score
More threads 4 vs 1 3 more threads
Better performance per watt 2.69 pt/W vs 0.77 pt/W Around 3.5x better performance per watt
More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Front view of AMD Athlon 46

Reasons to consider the
AMD Athlon 46

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Significantly lower typical power consumption 20.31W vs 44.69W 2.2x lower typical power consumption
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 6.02 $/year vs 13.25 $/year 2.2x lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 21.9 $/year vs 48.18 $/year 2.2x lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 3220 vs Athlon 46

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3220  vs
Athlon 46 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 2.1 GHz
Cores Dual core Single core
Socket type
LGA 1155
S1
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

details

Core i3 3220  vs
Athlon 46 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 1
L2 cache 0.5 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

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

power consumption

TDP 55W 25W
Annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year 6.02 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year 21.9 $/year
Performance per watt 2.69 pt/W 0.77 pt/W
Typical power consumption 44.69W 20.31W
Intel Core i3 3220
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