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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

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Intel Core i3 3220

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Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 1.8 GHz Around 85% higher clock speed
Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 5,399 vs 264 Around 20.5x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,764 vs 470 More than 3.8x better PassMark (Single core) score
Newer Sep, 2012 vs Jul, 2004 Release date over 8 years later
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.43 GHz vs 2.41 GHz More than 40% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better performance per watt 2.69 pt/W vs 0.31 pt/W Around 8.8x better performance per watt
More threads 4 vs 1 3 more threads
Lower typical power consumption 44.69W vs 50.38W More than 10% lower typical power consumption
More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.46 GHz vs 1.83 GHz Around 90% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Lower annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year vs 14.94 $/year More than 10% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year vs 54.31 $/year More than 10% lower annual commercial energy cost
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AMD Sempron 2600+

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Much higher Maximum operating temperature 95 °C vs 65.3 °C More than 45% higher Maximum operating temperature
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 3220 vs Sempron 2600+

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
Sempron 2600+
22.7 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3220  vs
Sempron 2600+ 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 1.8 GHz
Cores Dual core Single core
Socket type
LGA 1155
754
462

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

details

Core i3 3220  vs
Sempron 2600+ 
Threads 4 1
L2 cache 0.5 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 65.3°C Unknown - 95°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 50 0
Overclocked clock speed 3.43 GHz 2.41 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.46 GHz 1.83 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 3,775.1 57.1
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.43 GHz 2.41 GHz

power consumption

TDP 55W 62W
Annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year 14.94 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year 54.31 $/year
Performance per watt 2.69 pt/W 0.31 pt/W
Typical power consumption 44.69W 50.38W
Intel Core i3 3220
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