CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3225 vs L625 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

8.7

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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Intel Core i3 3225

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Front view of Intel Core i3 3225

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 1.6 GHz More than 2x higher clock speed
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,773 vs 459 More than 3.8x better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 5,412 vs 1,271 More than 4.2x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.49 GHz vs 1.61 GHz Around 2.2x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Newer Sep, 2012 vs Aug, 2009 Release date over 3 years later
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.3 GHz vs 1.6 GHz More than 2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Turion Neo X2 L625

Reasons to consider the
AMD Turion Neo X2 L625

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Significantly lower typical power consumption 14.63W vs 44.69W 3.1x lower typical power consumption
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 95 °C vs 65.3 °C More than 45% higher Maximum operating temperature
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 4.34 $/year vs 13.25 $/year 3.1x lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 15.77 $/year vs 48.18 $/year 3.1x lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 3225 vs Turion Neo X2 L625

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
Turion Neo X2 L625
43,900 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3225  vs
Turion Neo X2 L625 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 1.6 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
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 55W 18W
Annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year 4.34 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year 15.77 $/year
Performance per watt 2.97 pt/W 2.73 pt/W
Typical power consumption 44.69W 14.63W

details

Core i3 3225  vs
Turion Neo X2 L625 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 65.3°C Unknown - 95°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.49 GHz 1.61 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.3 GHz 1.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.49 GHz 1.61 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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