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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 GHz More than 3.2x higher clock speed
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,764 vs 479 Around 3.8x better PassMark (Single core) score
Better PassMark score 4,229 vs 299 Around 14.2x better PassMark score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.43 GHz vs 2.41 GHz More than 40% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More threads 4 vs 1 3 more threads
More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.46 GHz vs 1.67 GHz More than 2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Athlon 64 2000+

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AMD Athlon 64 2000+

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Much lower typical power consumption 6.5W vs 44.69W 6.9x lower typical power consumption
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 85 °C vs 65.3 °C More than 30% higher Maximum operating temperature
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Better performance per watt 4.12 pt/W vs 2.68 pt/W Around 55% better performance per watt
Much lower annual home energy cost 1.93 $/year vs 13.25 $/year 6.9x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 7.01 $/year vs 48.18 $/year 6.9x lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 3220 vs Athlon 64 2000+

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3220  vs
Athlon 64 2000+ 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 1 GHz
Cores Dual core Single core
Socket type
LGA 1155
462
AM2

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

details

Core i3 3220  vs
Athlon 64 2000+ 
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
Operating temperature Unknown - 65.3°C Unknown - 85°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.43 GHz 2.41 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.46 GHz 1.67 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 3,775.1 486.6
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.43 GHz 2.41 GHz

power consumption

TDP 55W 8W
Annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year 1.93 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year 7.01 $/year
Performance per watt 2.68 pt/W 4.12 pt/W
Typical power consumption 44.69W 6.5W
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