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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 130 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
More threads 4 vs 1 3 more threads
Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 5,351 vs 682 More than 7.8x better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much lower typical power consumption 44.69W vs 72.31W Around 40% lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year vs 21.44 $/year Around 40% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year vs 77.96 $/year Around 40% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD Athlon 64 3000+

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AMD Athlon 64 3000+

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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
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 70 °C vs 65.3 °C More than 5% higher Maximum operating temperature

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 3220 vs Athlon 64 3000+

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3220  vs
Athlon 64 3000+ 
Cores Dual core Single core
Socket type
LGA 1155
754

features

Has a NX bit 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 3000+ 
Threads 4 1
L2 cache 0.5 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 130 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 65.3°C Unknown - 70°C

power consumption

TDP 55W 89W
Annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year 21.44 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year 77.96 $/year
Typical power consumption 44.69W 72.31W
Intel Core i3 3220
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AMD Athlon 64 3000+
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