CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3220 vs 2500

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

3DMark06 (CPU), Passmark and GeekBench

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Passmark (Single Core)

Power Consumption

How much power does the processor require?

TDP

Value

Performance Per Dollar

CPUBoss Score

Performance, Single-core Performance, Power Consumption and Value

Winner
Intel Core i3 3220 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i3 3220  based on its performance and single-core performance.

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Intel Core i3 3220

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Front view of Intel Core i3 3220

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
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,764 vs 523 More than 3.2x better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly higher GPU clock speed 650 MHz vs 400 MHz Around 65% higher GPU clock speed
Significantly better 3DMark06 CPU score 4,019 vs 1,021 Around 4x better 3DMark06 CPU score
Newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 28 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.44 GHz vs 1.4 GHz Around 2.5x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better geekbench (32-bit) score 5,351 vs 1,162 More than 4.5x better geekbench (32-bit) score
Better PassMark score 4,229 vs 890 More than 4.8x better PassMark score
Better PassMark (Overclocked) score 3,775.1 vs 717.1 More than 5.2x better PassMark (Overclocked) score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.3 GHz vs 1.4 GHz More than 2.2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
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
Newer Apr, 2013 vs Sep, 2012 Release date 8 months later
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

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 3220 vs E1 2500

GeekBench (32-bit)

Core i3 3220
5,351
E1 2500
1,162

GeekBench

Core i3 3220
8,919
E1 2500
1,162

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

Core i3 3220
4,019
E1 2500
1,021

Passmark

Core i3 3220
4,229
E1 2500
890

Passmark (Single Core)

Core i3 3220
1,764
E1 2500
523

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

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

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
BMI1
AMD64
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

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
Performance per watt 9.76 pt/W 9.15 pt/W
Typical power consumption 44.69W 12.19W

details

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

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.44 GHz 1.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.3 GHz 1.4 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 3,775.1 717.1
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.44 GHz 1.4 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 2500 Radeon™ HD 8240
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 400 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3
DDR3L-1333
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Comments

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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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