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Intel Core i3 3220

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i3 3220

Reasons to consider the
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Much higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 1.6 GHz More than 2x higher clock speed
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 40 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,764 vs 446 Around 4x better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 5,399 vs 1,209 Around 4.5x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.43 GHz vs 1.66 GHz More than 2x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Higher GPU clock speed 650 MHz vs 500 MHz 30% higher GPU clock speed
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.46 GHz vs 1.65 GHz More than 2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Sep, 2012 vs Jan, 2011 Release date over 1 years later
Front view of AMD G G-T56N

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AMD G G-T56N

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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
Significantly lower typical power consumption 14.63W vs 44.69W 3.1x lower typical power consumption
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 90 °C vs 65.3 °C Around 40% higher Maximum operating temperature
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 4.34 $/year vs 13.25 $/year 3.1x lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 15.77 $/year vs 48.18 $/year 3.1x lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 3220 vs G G-T56N

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 3220
5,399
G G-T56N
1,209

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 3220
173,000 MB/s
G G-T56N
53,850 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3220  vs
G G-T56N 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 1.6 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core

features

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

power consumption

TDP 55W 18W
Annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year 4.34 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year 15.77 $/year
Performance per watt 2.69 pt/W 2.86 pt/W
Typical power consumption 44.69W 14.63W

details

Core i3 3220  vs
G G-T56N 
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 40 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 33 8
Operating temperature Unknown - 65.3°C Unknown - 90°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.43 GHz 1.66 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.46 GHz 1.65 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.43 GHz 1.66 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 2500 AMD Radeon HD 6310HD 6320
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 500 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Single Channel
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 8,533.33 MB/s
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