CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3225 vs 50 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

7.9

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i3 3225 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i3 3225  based on its performance and single-core performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i3 3225

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i3 3225

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Much higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 1 GHz More than 3.2x higher clock speed
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 40 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much higher GPU clock speed 650 MHz vs 276 MHz More than 2.2x higher GPU clock speed
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,773 vs 265 Around 6.8x better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 5,412 vs 722 Around 7.5x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Much more l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 3x more l3 cache per core
Slightly more l3 cache 3 MB vs 1 MB 3x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Better CompuBench 1.5 bitcoin mining score 5.78 mHash/s vs 4.04 mHash/s Around 45% better CompuBench 1.5 bitcoin mining score
Newer Sep, 2012 vs Jan, 2011 Release date over 1 years later
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
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AMD C 50

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Significantly more l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much lower typical power consumption 7.31W vs 44.69W 6.1x lower typical power consumption
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 90 °C vs 65.3 °C Around 40% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower annual home energy cost 2.17 $/year vs 13.25 $/year 6.1x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 7.88 $/year vs 48.18 $/year 6.1x lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 3225 vs AMD C 50

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i3 3225
5.78 mHash/s
AMD C 50
4.04 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Ocean surface simulation) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i3 3225
109.41 fps
AMD C 50
29.59 fps

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i3 3225
0.81 fps
AMD C 50
0.09 fps

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 3225
169,900 MB/s
AMD C 50
32,500 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3225  vs
AMD C 50 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 1 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
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
AMD64
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3

details

Core i3 3225  vs
AMD C 50 
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 1 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 40 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 33 5
Operating temperature Unknown - 65.3°C Unknown - 90°C

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4000 Radeon™ HD 6250
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 276 MHz

power consumption

TDP 55W 9W
Annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year 2.17 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year 7.88 $/year
Performance per watt 2.97 pt/W 3.24 pt/W
Typical power consumption 44.69W 7.31W
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