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Front view of Intel Core i3 3220

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Intel Core i3 3220

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Significantly lower typical power consumption 44.69W vs 65W More than 30% lower typical power consumption
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year vs 70.08 $/year More than 30% lower annual commercial energy cost
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year vs 19.27 $/year More than 30% lower annual home energy cost
Newer Sep, 2012 vs May, 2011 Release date over 1 years later
Front view of AMD Phenom II X2 Black 570

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AMD Phenom II X2 Black 570

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 3.3 GHz More than 5% higher clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.27 GHz vs 3.43 GHz Around 25% better overclocked clock speed (Air)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 3220 vs Phenom II X2 Black 570

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PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3220  vs
Phenom II X2 Black 570 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 3.5 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1155
AM3
Is unlocked No Yes

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 80W
Annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year 19.27 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year 70.08 $/year
Performance per watt 2.69 pt/W 1.35 pt/W
Typical power consumption 44.69W 65W

details

Core i3 3220  vs
Phenom II X2 Black 570 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 0.5 MB 0 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 3 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.43 GHz 4.27 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.46 GHz 3.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.43 GHz 4.27 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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