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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 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 2.1 GHz More than 55% higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much better geekbench 3 single core score 2,501 vs 980 More than 2.5x better geekbench 3 single core score
Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 5,399 vs 1,932 More than 2.8x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Lower typical power consumption 44.69W vs 60.94W More than 25% lower typical power consumption
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.43 GHz vs 2.1 GHz Around 65% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
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 Apr, 2008 Release date over 4 years later
Better performance per watt 2.69 pt/W vs 0.57 pt/W Around 4.8x better performance per watt
Higher Maximum operating temperature 65.3 °C vs 55 °C Around 20% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.46 GHz vs 2.1 GHz Around 65% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
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
Front view of AMD Opteron 2352

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AMD Opteron 2352

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

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 3220 vs Opteron 2352

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 3220
173,000 MB/s
Opteron 2352
80.8 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3220  vs
Opteron 2352 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 2.1 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad 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
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 0.57 pt/W
Typical power consumption 44.69W 60.94W

details

Core i3 3220  vs
Opteron 2352 
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 2 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 65 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 2.1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.46 GHz 2.1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.43 GHz 2.1 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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