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Intel Core i3 3227U

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i3 3227U

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i3 3227U

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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 better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 3,133 vs 617 More than 5x better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Much lower typical power consumption 13.81W vs 90.9W 6.6x lower typical power consumption
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
Higher clock speed 1.9 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 20% higher clock speed
Much better performance per watt 6.9 pt/W vs 0.44 pt/W Around 15.8x better performance per watt
Significantly better geekbench 3 single core score 1,530 vs 654 More than 2.2x better geekbench 3 single core score
Much lower annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year vs 38.47 $/year 9.4x lower annual home energy cost
Newer Jan, 2013 vs Nov, 2008 Release date over 4 years later
More threads 4 vs 1 3 more threads
Better PassMark score 2,455 vs 406 More than 6x better PassMark score
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 14.89 $/year vs 81.56 $/year 5.5x lower annual commercial energy cost
More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.9 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
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AMD Athlon 64 2650e

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Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.45 GHz vs 1.9 GHz Around 30% better overclocked clock speed (Air)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 3227U vs Athlon 64 2650e

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 3227U
99,400 MB/s
Athlon 64 2650e
41,400 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3227U  vs
Athlon 64 2650e 
Clock speed 1.9 GHz 1.6 GHz
Cores Dual core Single core
Socket type
BGA 1023
AM2

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

details

Core i3 3227U  vs
Athlon 64 2650e 
Threads 4 1
L2 cache 1 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.9 GHz 2.45 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.9 GHz 1.6 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 1,576.9 878.7
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.9 GHz 2.45 GHz

power consumption

TDP 17W 15W
Annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year 38.47 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 14.89 $/year 81.56 $/year
Performance per watt 6.9 pt/W 0.44 pt/W
Typical power consumption 13.81W 90.9W
Intel Core i3 3227U
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