CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3220 vs 3280 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 single-core performance and power consumption.

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Intel Core i3 3220

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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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Significantly higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 40% higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Significantly newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,764 vs 875 More than 2x better PassMark (Single core) score
Lower typical power consumption 44.69W vs 52.81W More than 15% lower typical power consumption
More l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 50% more l3 cache per core
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.43 GHz vs 2.87 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Higher Maximum operating temperature 65.3 °C vs 61.1 °C More than 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.46 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 45% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Sep, 2012 vs Mar, 2012 Release date 5 months later
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 3280

Reasons to consider the
AMD Opteron 3280

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Much more l2 cache 8 MB vs 0.5 MB 16x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More l3 cache 8 MB vs 3 MB Around 2.8x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More cores 8 vs 2 6 more cores; run more applications at once
Much better performance per watt 10.33 pt/W vs 2.69 pt/W More than 3.8x better performance per watt
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Better PassMark score 5,330 vs 4,229 More than 25% better PassMark score

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 3220 vs Opteron 3280

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 3280
1,710,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3220  vs
Opteron 3280 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 2.4 GHz
Cores Dual core Octa 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
Supplemental SSE3
AES

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 10.33 pt/W
Typical power consumption 44.69W 52.81W

bus

Architecture DMI HyperTransport 3.0

details

Core i3 3220  vs
Opteron 3280 
Threads 4 8
L2 cache 0.5 MB 8 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 33 12
Operating temperature Unknown - 65.3°C Unknown - 61.1°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.43 GHz 2.87 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.46 GHz 2.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.43 GHz 2.87 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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3
Intel Core i3 3220
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