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Intel Core i3 3227U

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Front view of Intel Core i3 3227U

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i3 3227U

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Intel Core i3 3227U

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Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 130 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much lower typical power consumption 13.81W vs 54.44W 3.9x lower typical power consumption
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 105 °C vs 65 °C More than 60% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much better performance per watt 6.9 pt/W vs 0.68 pt/W More than 10x better performance per watt
Newer Jan, 2013 vs May, 2004 Release date over 8 years later
More threads 4 vs 1 3 more threads
Better PassMark score 2,455 vs 532 More than 4.5x better PassMark score
More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much lower annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year vs 16.14 $/year 3.9x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 14.89 $/year vs 58.69 $/year 3.9x lower annual commercial energy cost
Slightly better geekbench 3 single core score 1,530 vs 1,350 Around 15% better geekbench 3 single core score
Front view of AMD Opteron 146

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Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.86 GHz vs 1.9 GHz More than 50% better overclocked clock speed (Air)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 3227U vs Opteron 146

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
Opteron 146
168 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3227U  vs
Opteron 146 
Clock speed 1.9 GHz 2 GHz
Cores Dual core Single core
Socket type
BGA 1023
939
940

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

details

Core i3 3227U  vs
Opteron 146 
Threads 4 1
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 130 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 19 10
Operating temperature Unknown - 105°C 0 - 65°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.9 GHz 2.86 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.9 GHz 2 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 1,576.9 987.1
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.9 GHz 2.86 GHz

power consumption

TDP 17W 67W
Annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year 16.14 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 14.89 $/year 58.69 $/year
Performance per watt 6.9 pt/W 0.68 pt/W
Typical power consumption 13.81W 54.44W
Intel Core i3 3227U
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