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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 1.6 GHz More than 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 overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.43 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 2.2x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.46 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 2.2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Athlon 64 X2 3000+

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AMD Athlon 64 X2 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 higher Maximum operating temperature 95 °C vs 65.3 °C More than 45% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much more l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Much lower typical power consumption 16.25W vs 44.69W 2.7x lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 17.52 $/year vs 48.18 $/year 2.7x lower annual commercial energy cost
Much lower annual home energy cost 4.82 $/year vs 13.25 $/year 2.7x lower annual home energy cost

Features Key features of the Core i3 3220  vs Athlon 64 X2 3000+ 

clock speed

L2 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Core i3 3220
3.43 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Core i3 3220
3.46 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3220  vs
Athlon 64 X2 3000+ 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 1.6 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core

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 X2 3000+ 
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 0.5 MB 1 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 - 95°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

power consumption

TDP 55W 20W
Annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year 4.82 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year 17.52 $/year
Typical power consumption 44.69W 16.25W
Intel Core i3 3220
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AMD Athlon 64 X2 3000+
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