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Intel Core i3 3220

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Front view of Intel Core i3 3220

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 2 GHz Around 65% higher clock speed
Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 5,399 vs 1,002 Around 5.5x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,764 vs 542 More than 3.2x better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.43 GHz vs 2.15 GHz Around 60% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More threads 4 vs 1 3 more threads
More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Better performance per watt 2.69 pt/W vs 1.18 pt/W More than 2.2x better performance per watt
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.46 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 75% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
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AMD Turion 64 technology MK-36

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Significantly lower typical power consumption 25.19W vs 44.69W Around 45% lower typical power consumption
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
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 7.47 $/year vs 13.25 $/year Around 45% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 27.16 $/year vs 48.18 $/year Around 45% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 3220 vs Turion 64 technology MK-36

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

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3220  vs
Turion 64 technology MK-36 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 2 GHz
Cores Dual core Single core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES

details

Core i3 3220  vs
Turion 64 technology MK-36 
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

Overclocked clock speed 3.43 GHz 2.15 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.46 GHz 2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.43 GHz 2.15 GHz

power consumption

TDP 55W 31W
Annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year 7.47 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year 27.16 $/year
Performance per watt 2.69 pt/W 1.18 pt/W
Typical power consumption 44.69W 25.19W
Intel Core i3 3220
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