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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 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much lower typical power consumption 44.69W vs 77.19W More than 40% lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year vs 22.89 $/year More than 40% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year vs 83.22 $/year More than 40% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD FX 8110

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AMD FX 8110

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Much more l2 cache 8 MB vs 0.5 MB 16x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Higher clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 3.3 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
More cores 8 vs 2 6 more cores; run more applications at once
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core

Features Key features of the Core i3 3220  vs FX 8110 

clock speed

Core i3 3220
3.3 GHz
FX 8110
3.6 GHz

L2 cache

Core i3 3220
0.5 MB
FX 8110
8 MB

L3 cache

FX 8110
8 MB

TDP

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3220  vs
FX 8110 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 3.6 GHz
Cores Dual core Octa core
Socket type
LGA 1155
AM3+
Is unlocked No Yes

features

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

details

Core i3 3220  vs
FX 8110 
Threads 4 8
L2 cache 0.5 MB 8 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

power consumption

TDP 55W 95W
Annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year 83.22 $/year
Typical power consumption 44.69W 77.19W

bus

Architecture DMI HyperTransport 3.1
Intel Core i3 3220
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AMD FX 8110
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