CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3220 vs 3200+ among all CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

6.4

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i3 3220 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i3 3220  based on its performance, single-core performance and power consumption.

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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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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
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
More l2 cache 0.5 MB vs 0 MB Compared to all cpus, 0.5 MB l2 cache is just OK
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 5,399 vs 296 Around 18.2x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,764 vs 483 Around 3.8x better PassMark (Single core) score
Much more l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 0 MB/core Compared to all cpus, 1.5 MB/core l3 cache per core is just OK
More l3 cache 3 MB vs 0 MB Compared to all cpus, 3 MB l3 cache is just OK
Newer Sep, 2012 vs May, 2006 Release date over 6 years later
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.43 GHz vs 2.59 GHz More than 30% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More l2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core vs 0 MB/core Compared to all cpus, 0.25 MB/core l2 cache per core is just OK
Better performance per watt 2.69 pt/W vs 0.31 pt/W More than 8.8x better performance per watt
More threads 4 vs 1 3 more threads
Higher Maximum operating temperature 65.3 °C vs 55 °C Around 20% higher Maximum operating temperature
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
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.46 GHz vs 3 GHz More than 15% 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
Front view of AMD Sempron 3200+

Reasons to consider the
AMD Sempron 3200+

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the AMD Sempron 3200+ vs the Intel Core i3 3220.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 3220 vs Sempron 3200+

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 3200+
22.5 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3220  vs
Sempron 3200+ 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 1.8 GHz
Cores Dual core Single core
Socket type
LGA 1155
939
AM2
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes No
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

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

details

Core i3 3220  vs
Sempron 3200+ 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 1
L2 cache 0.5 MB 0 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 0 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 0 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 65.3°C Unknown - 55°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.43 GHz 2.59 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.46 GHz 3 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 3,775.1 942.2
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.43 GHz 2.59 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
Intel Core i3 3220
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