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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i3 3220

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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 2.2 GHz Around 50% higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Front view of AMD Athlon X2 67

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AMD Athlon X2 67

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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 100 °C vs 65.3 °C Around 55% higher Maximum operating temperature
Lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 44.69W More than 35% lower typical power consumption
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 13.25 $/year More than 35% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 48.18 $/year More than 35% lower annual commercial energy cost

Features Key features of the Core i3 3220  vs Athlon X2 67 

clock speed

Core i3 3220
3.3 GHz
Athlon X2 67
2.2 GHz

L2 cache

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Core i3 3220  vs
Athlon X2 67 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 2.2 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1155
Is unlocked No No


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes


Core i3 3220  vs
Athlon X2 67 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
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 - 100°C

integrated graphics

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 35W
Annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year 8.43 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year 30.66 $/year
Typical power consumption 44.69W 28.44W
Intel Core i3 3220
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