CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3225 vs 150 among desktop 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

Fire Strike

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?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

6.6

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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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
More threads 4 vs 1 3 more threads
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better PassMark score 4,335 vs 654 Around 6.8x better PassMark score
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,773 vs 781 More than 2.2x better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 2.9 GHz Around 15% higher clock speed
More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Higher Maximum operating temperature 65.3 °C vs 63 °C Around 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Newer Sep, 2012 vs Dec, 2010 Release date over 1 years later
Front view of AMD Sempron 150

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AMD Sempron 150

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Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.87 GHz vs 3.49 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Lower typical power consumption 36.56W vs 44.69W Around 20% lower typical power consumption
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.06 GHz vs 3.3 GHz Around 25% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Lower annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year vs 48.18 $/year Around 20% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year vs 13.25 $/year Around 20% lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 3225 vs Sempron 150

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3225  vs
Sempron 150 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 2.9 GHz
Cores Dual core Single core
Socket type
LGA 1155
AM3
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
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 55W 45W
Annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year 10.84 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year 39.42 $/year
Performance per watt 2.97 pt/W 1.27 pt/W
Typical power consumption 44.69W 36.56W

details

Core i3 3225  vs
Sempron 150 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 1
L2 cache 1 MB 1 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 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 65.3°C Unknown - 63°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.49 GHz 3.87 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.3 GHz 4.06 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.49 GHz 3.87 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4000 N/A
Number of displays supported 3 N/A
GPU clock speed 650 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 1,050 MHz N/A
Intel Core i3 3225
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