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Front view of Intel Core i3 3225

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i3 3225

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Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 2.3 GHz Around 45% higher clock speed
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Much lower typical power consumption 44.69W vs 77.19W More than 40% lower typical power consumption
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.49 GHz vs 2.89 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.3 GHz vs 2.3 GHz Around 45% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Much lower annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year vs 22.89 $/year More than 40% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year vs 83.22 $/year More than 40% lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Sep, 2012 vs Sep, 2008 Release date over 4 years later
Front view of AMD Athlon X2 6500

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AMD Athlon X2 6500

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the AMD Athlon X2 6500 vs the Intel Core i3 3225.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 3225 vs Athlon X2 6500

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3225  vs
Athlon X2 6500 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 2.3 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core

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

details

Core i3 3225  vs
Athlon X2 6500 
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 2 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.49 GHz 2.89 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.3 GHz 2.3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.49 GHz 2.89 GHz

power consumption

TDP 55W 95W
Annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 2.97 pt/W 1.79 pt/W
Typical power consumption 44.69W 77.19W
Intel Core i3 3225
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AMD Athlon X2 6500
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