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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 higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 1.4 GHz More than 2.2x higher clock speed
Is hyperthreaded Yes vs No Somewhat common; Maximizes usage of each CPU core
Newer manufacturing process 22 nms vs 28 nms A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Front view of AMD E1 2500

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AMD E1 2500

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Significantly higher Maximum Operating Temperature 90 °C vs 65.3 °C Around 40% higher Maximum Operating Temperature
Lower typical power consumption 12.19W vs 44.69W 3.7x 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 commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year vs 48.18 $/year 3.7x lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year vs 13.25 $/year 3.7x lower annual home energy cost

Features Key features of the Core i3 3220  vs E1 2500 

clock speed

Core i3 3220
3.3 GHz
E1 2500
1.4 GHz

L2 cache

Core i3 3220
0.5 MB
E1 2500
1 MB

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Core i3 3220  vs
E1 2500 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 1.4 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Is unlocked No No
Is hyperthreaded Yes No


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Supplemental SSE3

power consumption

TDP 55W 15W
Annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year 3.61 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year 13.14 $/year
Typical power consumption 44.69W 12.19W


Core i3 3220  vs
E1 2500 
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 nms 28 nms
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 65.3°C Unknown - 90°C


Label Intel® HD Graphics 2500 Radeon™ HD 8240
Intel Core i3 3220
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you would have to be nuts to buy the AMD it is patheticly low powered benchmarks (passmark) is about 1/4 of the i3. You can get a lower powered i3-3320T which uses 35W not 55W, it's about 10% less powerful though. OK it still uses twice as much power, but it is 4 times as fast. I think the i3-3320T is great chip It does a hell of a lot on relatively low power indeed I am powered by an i3-3220T right now! I
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