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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
Significantly newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly lower typical power consumption 44.69W vs 69.06W More than 35% lower typical power consumption
More l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 1.33 MB/core Around 15% more l3 cache per core
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year vs 20.48 $/year More than 35% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year vs 74.46 $/year More than 35% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD Opteron 6230 HE

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AMD Opteron 6230 HE

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Much more l2 cache 12 MB vs 0.5 MB 24x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Significantly more l3 cache 16 MB vs 3 MB More than 5.2x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 4 vs 1 3 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
More cores 12 vs 2 10 more cores; run more applications at once
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
More threads 12 vs 4 Three times as many threads

Features Key features of the Core i3 3220  vs Opteron 6230 HE 

clock speed

Core i3 3220
3.3 GHz
Opteron 6230 HE
2.2 GHz

L2 cache

L3 cache

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3220  vs
Opteron 6230 HE 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 2.2 GHz
Cores Dual core Duodeca core
Socket type
LGA 1155
G34

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

details

Core i3 3220  vs
Opteron 6230 HE 
Threads 4 12
L2 cache 0.5 MB 12 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 16 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.33 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 4
Clock multiplier 33 15

power consumption

TDP 55W 85W
Annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year 20.48 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year 74.46 $/year
Typical power consumption 44.69W 69.06W

bus

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