CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3220 vs M500 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 and single-core performance.

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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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Significantly higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 2.2 GHz Around 50% higher clock speed
Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 5,351 vs 1,939 More than 2.8x better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 5,399 vs 2,045 Around 2.8x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,764 vs 744 More than 2.2x better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.43 GHz vs 2.44 GHz More than 40% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Newer Sep, 2012 vs Sep, 2009 Release date over 3 years later
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.46 GHz vs 2.2 GHz More than 55% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Turion II M500

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AMD Turion II M500

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Much better 3DMark06 CPU score 1,756 vs 47.7 More than 36.8x better 3DMark06 CPU score
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
Lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 44.69W More than 35% lower typical power consumption
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 13.25 $/year More than 35% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 48.18 $/year More than 35% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 3220 vs Turion II M500

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
Turion II M500
87,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3220  vs
Turion II M500 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 2.2 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 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

power consumption

TDP 55W 35W
Annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year 8.43 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year 30.66 $/year
Performance per watt 2.69 pt/W 2.44 pt/W
Typical power consumption 44.69W 28.44W

details

Core i3 3220  vs
Turion II M500 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
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 2.44 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.46 GHz 2.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.43 GHz 2.44 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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