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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 1,494 More than 2x better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Much more l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 0 MB/core Compared to all cpus, 1.5 MB/core l3 cache per core is just OK
More l3 cache 3 MB vs 0 MB Compared to all cpus, 3 MB l3 cache is just OK
Much better performance per watt 6.9 pt/W vs 1.82 pt/W More than 3.8x better performance per watt
Newer Jan, 2013 vs May, 2006 Release date over 6 years later
Lower typical power consumption 13.81W vs 28.44W 2.1x lower typical power consumption
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,021 vs 655 More than 55% better PassMark (Single core) score
Higher Maximum operating temperature 105 °C vs 95 °C More than 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Better PassMark score 2,455 vs 1,311 More than 85% better PassMark score
Lower annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year vs 8.43 $/year 2.1x lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 14.89 $/year vs 30.66 $/year 2.1x lower annual commercial energy cost
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.9 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
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Much better 3DMark06 CPU score 1,340 vs 32 Around 42x better 3DMark06 CPU score
Higher clock speed 2.2 GHz vs 1.9 GHz More than 15% higher clock speed

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 3227U vs Turion 64 X2 64

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3227U  vs
Turion 64 X2 64 
Clock speed 1.9 GHz 2.2 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
BGA 1023
S1
AM2
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes No
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 17W 35W
Annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year 8.43 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 14.89 $/year 30.66 $/year
Performance per watt 6.9 pt/W 1.82 pt/W
Typical power consumption 13.81W 28.44W

details

Core i3 3227U  vs
Turion 64 X2 64 
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
L3 cache 3 MB 0 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 0 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 105°C Unknown - 95°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.9 GHz 1.76 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.9 GHz 1.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.9 GHz 1.76 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4000 N/A
Number of displays supported 3 N/A
GPU clock speed 350 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz N/A

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3
DDR2-667
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