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Front view of Intel Core i3 3220

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Higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 3.2 GHz Around 5% higher clock speed
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.43 GHz vs 3.26 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.46 GHz vs 3.2 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Core i3 3210

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Much 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 more l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 3220 vs 3210

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

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
Core i3 3210
167,100 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3220  vs
3210 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 3.2 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1155
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
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 Yes

power consumption

TDP 55W 55W
Annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year 13.25 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year 48.18 $/year
Performance per watt 2.69 pt/W 3.35 pt/W
Typical power consumption 44.69W 44.69W

bus

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

details

Core i3 3220  vs
3210 
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
L3 cache 3 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 33 32
Operating temperature Unknown - 65.3°C Unknown - 65.3°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 50 1
Overclocked clock speed 3.43 GHz 3.26 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.46 GHz 3.2 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 3,775.1 2,160.4
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.43 GHz 3.26 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 2500 Intel® HD Graphics 2500
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,050 MHz 1,050 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 32,768 MB
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