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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 130 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 1.6 GHz More than 2x higher clock speed
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,764 vs 561 Around 3.2x better PassMark (Single core) score
More l2 cache 0.5 MB vs 0.25 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.43 GHz vs 1.97 GHz Around 75% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better PassMark score 4,229 vs 365 More than 11.5x better PassMark score
More threads 4 vs 1 3 more threads
Better performance per watt 2.69 pt/W vs 0.63 pt/W More than 4.2x better performance per watt
Lower typical power consumption 44.69W vs 50.38W More than 10% lower typical power consumption
More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.46 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 2.2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Lower annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year vs 14.94 $/year More than 10% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year vs 54.31 $/year More than 10% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD K8 Athlon XP-M 3000+

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AMD K8 Athlon XP-M 3000+

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Much higher Maximum operating temperature 95 °C vs 65.3 °C More than 45% higher Maximum operating temperature

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 3220 vs K8 Athlon XP-M 3000+

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3220  vs
K8 Athlon XP-M 3000+ 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 1.6 GHz
Cores Dual core Single core
Socket type
LGA 1155
462
754

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

details

Core i3 3220  vs
K8 Athlon XP-M 3000+ 
Threads 4 1
L2 cache 0.5 MB 0.25 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 130 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 65.3°C Unknown - 95°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 50 1
Overclocked clock speed 3.43 GHz 1.97 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.46 GHz 1.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.43 GHz 1.97 GHz

power consumption

TDP 55W 62W
Annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year 14.94 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year 54.31 $/year
Performance per watt 2.69 pt/W 0.63 pt/W
Typical power consumption 44.69W 50.38W
Intel Core i3 3220
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