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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 65 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 2 (32-bit) score 5,351 vs 1,303 More than 4x better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
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 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
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
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Front view of AMD Turion 64 X2 56

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AMD Turion 64 X2 56

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Much higher Maximum operating temperature 95 °C vs 65.3 °C More than 45% higher Maximum operating temperature
Lower typical power consumption 26.81W vs 44.69W 40% lower typical power consumption
Lower annual home energy cost 7.95 $/year vs 13.25 $/year 40% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 28.91 $/year vs 48.18 $/year 40% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 3220 vs Turion 64 X2 56

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

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Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3220  vs
Turion 64 X2 56 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 1.8 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1155
S1
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

power consumption

TDP 55W 33W
Annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year 7.95 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year 28.91 $/year
Typical power consumption 44.69W 26.81W

details

Core i3 3220  vs
Turion 64 X2 56 
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 0 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 0 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 65.3°C Unknown - 95°C

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
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