CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3220 vs 8320

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

Cinebench R11.5, Cinebench R10 32-bit, Passmark, GeekBench (32-bit) and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Cinebench R11.5 (1-core), Cinebench R10 32-bit (1-core) and 1 more

Overclocking

How much speed can you get out of the processor?

Passmark (Overclocked), Unlocked, Maximum Overclocked Clock Speed (Air) and 2 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Performance Per Dollar

CPUBoss Score

Performance, Single-core Performance, Overclocking and Value

Winner
AMD FX 8320 

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AMD FX 8320

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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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Is hyperthreaded Yes vs No Somewhat common; Maximizes usage of each CPU core
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Newer manufacturing process 22 nms vs 32 nms A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much lower typical power consumption 44.69W vs 101.56W 2.3x lower typical power consumption
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,764 vs 1,402 More than 25% better PassMark (Single core) score
More l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 50% more l3 cache per core
Better cinebench r10 32Bit 1-core score 5,814 vs 3,987 More than 45% better cinebench r10 32Bit 1-core score
Better performance per watt 10.34 pt/W vs 6.8 pt/W More than 50% better performance per watt
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year vs 109.5 $/year 2.3x lower annual commercial energy cost
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year vs 30.11 $/year 2.3x lower annual home energy cost
Front view of AMD FX 8320

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AMD FX 8320

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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
Significantly more l3 cache 8 MB vs 3 MB Around 2.8x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More cores 8 vs 2 6 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 3.3 GHz More than 5% higher clock speed
Much better PassMark (Overclocked) score 9,317 vs 3,775.1 Around 2.5x better PassMark (Overclocked) score
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Significantly better PassMark score 8,183 vs 4,229 Around 95% better PassMark score
Better geekbench (64-bit) score 10,556 vs 5,781 Around 85% better geekbench (64-bit) score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.65 GHz vs 3.44 GHz More than 35% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better 3DMark11 physics score 6,200 vs 4,030 Around 55% better 3DMark11 physics score
Better performance per dollar 6.08 pt/$ vs 4.55 pt/$ Around 35% better performance per dollar
Better cinebench r10 32Bit score 20,870 vs 12,548 More than 65% better cinebench r10 32Bit score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.83 GHz vs 3.53 GHz More than 35% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 3220 vs FX 8320

GeekBench (32-bit)

Core i3 3220
5,362
FX 8320
9,891

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

Core i3 3220
4,030
FX 8320
6,200
Core i3 3220 FX 8320 @ community.futuremark.com

Cinebench R11.5

FX 8320
6.28

Cinebench R11.5 (Single Core)

FX 8320
1.05

Passmark

Core i3 3220
4,229
FX 8320
8,183
Core i3 3220 FX 8320 @ cpubenchmark.net

Passmark (Single Core)

Core i3 3220
1,764
FX 8320
1,402

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3220  vs
FX 8320 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 3.5 GHz
Cores Dual core Octa core
Socket type
LGA 1155
AM3+
Is unlocked No Yes
Is hyperthreaded Yes No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has vitualization support Yes Yes
Instruction-set-extensions
MMX
SSE
SSE4.2
AVX
XOP
SSE3
FMA3
SSE2
FMA4
F16C
Supplemental SSE3
SSE4.1
SSE4
SSE4a
AES
SSE Family
FMA
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

gpu

GPU GPU None
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

details

Core i3 3220  vs
FX 8320 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
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 nms 32 nms
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclock popularity 50 63
Overclocked clock speed 3.44 GHz 4.65 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.53 GHz 4.83 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 3,775.1 9,317
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.44 GHz 4.65 GHz

power consumption

TDP 55W 125W
Annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year 30.11 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year 109.5 $/year
Performance per watt 10.34 pt/W 6.8 pt/W
Typical power consumption 44.69W 101.56W
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