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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

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Much higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 1.66 GHz Around 2x higher clock speed
Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 5,351 vs 935 Around 5.8x 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
Much higher GPU clock speed 650 MHz vs 200 MHz 3.2x higher GPU clock speed
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,764 vs 257 More than 6.8x better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 5,399 vs 965 More than 5.5x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.43 GHz vs 1.82 GHz Around 90% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.46 GHz vs 1.67 GHz More than 2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Sep, 2012 vs Mar, 2011 Release date over 1 years later
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Much better 3DMark06 CPU score 738 vs 47.7 Around 15.5x 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
Much lower typical power consumption 6.91W vs 44.69W 6.5x lower typical power consumption
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Much lower annual home energy cost 2.05 $/year vs 13.25 $/year 6.5x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 7.45 $/year vs 48.18 $/year 6.5x lower annual commercial energy cost
Better performance per watt 3.62 pt/W vs 2.69 pt/W Around 35% better performance per watt

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 3220 vs Atom N570

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
Atom N570
26,200 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 3220
5,707
Atom N570
1,366

GeekBench

Core i3 3220
8,919
Atom N570
1,366

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3220  vs
Atom N570 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 1.66 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core

features

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

power consumption

TDP 55W 8.5W
Annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year 2.05 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year 7.45 $/year
Performance per watt 2.69 pt/W 3.62 pt/W
Typical power consumption 44.69W 6.91W

bus

Architecture DMI DMI
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 2,500 MT/s

details

Core i3 3220  vs
Atom N570 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
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 1.82 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.46 GHz 1.67 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.43 GHz 1.82 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 2500 Integrated
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 200 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Single Channel
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 6,400 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 2,048 MB
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