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Intel Core i3 3220

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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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Significantly higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 2.2 GHz Around 50% higher clock speed
Significantly higher GPU clock speed 650 MHz vs 400 MHz Around 65% higher GPU clock speed
Newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 28 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,764 vs 876 More than 2x better PassMark (Single core) score
More l3 cache 3 MB vs None Compared to all cpus, 3 MB l3 cache is just OK
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.43 GHz vs 2.2 GHz More than 55% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better PassMark score 4,229 vs 2,466 More than 70% better PassMark score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.46 GHz vs 2.2 GHz More than 55% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD PRO A A4 A4 PRO-3340B

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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
Significantly lower typical power consumption 20.31W vs 44.69W 2.2x lower typical power consumption
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
Better performance per watt 3.98 pt/W vs 2.69 pt/W Around 50% better performance per watt
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 6.02 $/year vs 13.25 $/year 2.2x lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 21.9 $/year vs 48.18 $/year 2.2x lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 3220 vs PRO A A4 A4 PRO-3340B

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3220  vs
PRO A A4 A4 PRO-3340B 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 2.2 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
FMA4
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES

power consumption

TDP 55W 25W
Annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year 6.02 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year 21.9 $/year
Performance per watt 2.69 pt/W 3.98 pt/W
Typical power consumption 44.69W 20.31W

details

Core i3 3220  vs
PRO A A4 A4 PRO-3340B 
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 None
Manufacture process 22 nm 28 nm

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.43 GHz 2.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.46 GHz 2.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.43 GHz 2.2 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 2500 Radeon™ HD 8240
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 400 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3
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