CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3220 vs 1210 HE among all CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

6.4

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i3 3220 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i3 3220  based on its performance and power consumption.

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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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Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 1.8 GHz Around 85% higher clock speed
Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 5,351 vs 1,427 Around 3.8x better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Significantly more l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 3x more l3 cache per core
Slightly more l3 cache 3 MB vs 1 MB 3x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Newer Sep, 2012 vs Feb, 2007 Release date over 5 years later
Better PassMark score 4,229 vs 971 More than 4.2x better PassMark score
Lower typical power consumption 44.69W vs 52.81W More than 15% lower typical power consumption
Better performance per watt 2.69 pt/W vs 0.61 pt/W Around 4.5x better performance per watt
Higher Maximum operating temperature 65.3 °C vs 55 °C Around 20% higher Maximum operating temperature
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.43 GHz vs 2.92 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.46 GHz vs 1.8 GHz More than 90% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Lower annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year vs 15.66 $/year More than 15% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year vs 56.94 $/year More than 15% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD Opteron 1210 HE

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AMD Opteron 1210 HE

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Much more l2 cache 2 MB vs 0.5 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 3220 vs Opteron 1210 HE

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3220  vs
Opteron 1210 HE 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 1.8 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1155
AM2
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support 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

power consumption

TDP 55W 65W
Annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 2.69 pt/W 0.61 pt/W
Typical power consumption 44.69W 52.81W

details

Core i3 3220  vs
Opteron 1210 HE 
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 0.5 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 1 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 33 9
Operating temperature Unknown - 65.3°C 0 - 55°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.43 GHz 2.92 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.46 GHz 1.8 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 3,775.1 1,504.5
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.43 GHz 2.92 GHz

integrated graphics

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
Intel Core i3 3220
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