CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3220 vs 1389 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, single-core performance and power consumption.

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Front view of Intel Core i3 3220

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 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 2.9 GHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,764 vs 1,015 Around 75% better PassMark (Single core) score
Lower typical power consumption 44.69W vs 60.94W More than 25% lower typical power consumption
Newer Sep, 2012 vs Jun, 2009 Release date over 3 years later
Better PassMark score 4,229 vs 3,046 Around 40% better PassMark score
Better performance per watt 2.69 pt/W vs 1.59 pt/W Around 70% better performance per watt
Lower annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year vs 18.07 $/year More than 25% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year vs 65.7 $/year More than 25% lower annual commercial energy cost
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.46 GHz vs 2.9 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Opteron 1389

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AMD Opteron 1389

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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
More l3 cache 6 MB vs 3 MB 2x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Higher Maximum operating temperature 70 °C vs 65.3 °C More than 5% higher Maximum operating temperature

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 3220 vs Opteron 1389

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3220  vs
Opteron 1389 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 2.9 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1155
AM3
Is unlocked No No

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
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 55W 75W
Annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year 18.07 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year 65.7 $/year
Performance per watt 2.69 pt/W 1.59 pt/W
Typical power consumption 44.69W 60.94W

details

Core i3 3220  vs
Opteron 1389 
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 0.5 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 33 14
Operating temperature Unknown - 65.3°C Unknown - 70°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.43 GHz 3.48 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.46 GHz 2.9 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.43 GHz 3.48 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

bus

Architecture DMI HyperTransport 3.0
Intel Core i3 3220
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AMD Opteron 1389
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