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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 2.2 GHz Around 50% 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
More l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 1.33 MB/core Around 15% more l3 cache per core
Front view of AMD Opteron 4310 EE

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Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 0.5 MB 8x 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 6 vs 2 Three times as many cores; run more applications at once
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 44.69W More than 35% lower typical power consumption
Significantly more l2 cache per core 0.67 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core Around 2.8x more l2 cache per core
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 85 °C vs 65.3 °C More than 30% higher Maximum operating temperature
More threads 6 vs 4 2 more threads
Lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 13.25 $/year More than 35% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 48.18 $/year More than 35% lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Dec, 2012 vs Sep, 2012 Release date 3 months later

Features Key features of the Core i3 3220  vs Opteron 4310 EE 

clock speed

Core i3 3220
3.3 GHz
Opteron 4310 EE
2.2 GHz

L2 cache

L3 cache

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3220  vs
Opteron 4310 EE 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 2.2 GHz
Cores Dual core Hexa core
Socket type
LGA 1155
C32
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No Yes
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s

details

Core i3 3220  vs
Opteron 4310 EE 
Threads 4 6
L2 cache 0.5 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.67 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.33 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 2
Clock multiplier 33 15
Operating temperature Unknown - 65.3°C Unknown - 85°C

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

power consumption

TDP 55W 35W
Annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year 8.43 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year 30.66 $/year
Typical power consumption 44.69W 28.44W

bus

Architecture DMI HyperTransport 3.0
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 6,400 MT/s
Intel Core i3 3220
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