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Intel Core i3 3220

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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 2.4 GHz Around 40% higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for maximum performance when needed, while conserving power and minimizing heat production when not needed
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,764 vs 551 Around 3.2x better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better performance per dollar 1.18 pt/$ vs 0.61 pt/$ More than 95% better performance per dollar
Significantly better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 5,399 vs 3,118 Around 75% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.43 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 45% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.46 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 45% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Atom C2558

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Intel Atom C2558

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Much lower typical power consumption 12.19W vs 44.69W 3.7x lower typical power consumption
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Better performance per watt 4.2 pt/W vs 2.69 pt/W More than 55% better performance per watt
Much lower annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year vs 13.25 $/year 3.7x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year vs 48.18 $/year 3.7x lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Jul, 2013 vs Sep, 2012 Release date 10 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 3220 vs Atom C2558

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 3220
5,399
Atom C2558
3,118

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 3220
173,000 MB/s
Atom C2558
396.2 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i3 3220
4,229
Atom C2558
2,169

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3220  vs
Atom C2558 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 2.4 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes No

power consumption

TDP 55W 15W
Annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year 3.61 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year 13.14 $/year
Performance per watt 2.69 pt/W 4.2 pt/W
Typical power consumption 44.69W 12.19W

bus

Architecture DMI FSB
Number of links 1 1

details

Core i3 3220  vs
Atom C2558 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.43 GHz 2.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.46 GHz 2.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.43 GHz 2.4 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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No Yes
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 12,800 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 65,536 MB
Intel Core i3 3220
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