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Front view of Intel Core i3 3220

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i3 3220

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Much higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 1.3 GHz More than 2.5x higher clock speed
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,764 vs 512 Around 3.5x better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 28 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Front view of AMD Sempron 3850

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AMD Sempron 3850

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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
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 90 °C vs 65.3 °C Around 40% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much more l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Much lower typical power consumption 20.31W vs 44.69W 2.2x lower typical power consumption
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 21.9 $/year vs 48.18 $/year 2.2x lower annual commercial energy cost
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 6.02 $/year vs 13.25 $/year 2.2x lower annual home energy cost
Newer Dec, 2013 vs Sep, 2012 Release date over 1 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 3220 vs Sempron 3850

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i3 3220
4.07 mHash/s
Sempron 3850
15.62 mHash/s

Cinebench R10 32-Bit

Core i3 3220
12,548
Sempron 3850
4,593

Cinebench R10 32-Bit (Single Core)

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3220  vs
Sempron 3850 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 1.3 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1155
FS1b
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
AMD64
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

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 3.56 pt/W
Typical power consumption 44.69W 20.31W

details

Core i3 3220  vs
Sempron 3850 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 0.5 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 28 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 65.3°C Unknown - 90°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 50 0

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 2500 Radeon HD 8280
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 450 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Single Channel
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 12,800 MB/s
Intel Core i3 3220
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