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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 2.5 GHz More than 30% higher clock speed
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
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.46 GHz vs 2.5 GHz Around 40% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Sep, 2012 vs Aug, 2011 Release date over 1 years later
Front view of AMD Sempron X2 190

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AMD Sempron X2 190

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Much more l2 cache 1 MB vs 0.5 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.94 GHz vs 3.43 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Lower typical power consumption 36.56W vs 44.69W Around 20% lower typical power consumption
Lower annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year vs 48.18 $/year Around 20% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year vs 13.25 $/year Around 20% lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 3220 vs Sempron X2 190

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 X2 190
95.4 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3220  vs
Sempron X2 190 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 2.5 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core

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

details

Core i3 3220  vs
Sempron X2 190 
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 0.5 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.43 GHz 3.94 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.46 GHz 2.5 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 3,775.1 2,355.3
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.43 GHz 3.94 GHz

power consumption

TDP 55W 45W
Annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year 10.84 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year 39.42 $/year
Performance per watt 2.69 pt/W 1.4 pt/W
Typical power consumption 44.69W 36.56W
Intel Core i3 3220
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