CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3220 vs 2212 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

6.5

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 2 GHz Around 65% higher clock speed
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
Newer Sep, 2012 vs Aug, 2006 Release date over 6 years later
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
Lower typical power consumption 44.69W vs 55.25W Around 20% lower typical power consumption
Better PassMark score 4,229 vs 1,270 More than 3.2x better PassMark score
Better performance per watt 2.69 pt/W vs 0.76 pt/W More than 3.5x 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 3.03 GHz Around 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 2 GHz Around 75% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Lower annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year vs 16.38 $/year Around 20% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year vs 59.57 $/year Around 20% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD Opteron 2212 HE

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AMD Opteron 2212 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
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 3220 vs Opteron 2212 HE

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3220  vs
Opteron 2212 HE 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 2 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1155
F
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 68W
Annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year 16.38 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year 59.57 $/year
Performance per watt 2.69 pt/W 0.76 pt/W
Typical power consumption 44.69W 55.25W

details

Core i3 3220  vs
Opteron 2212 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 2
Clock multiplier 33 10
Operating temperature Unknown - 65.3°C 0 - 55°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.43 GHz 3.03 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.46 GHz 2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.43 GHz 3.03 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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