CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 2415M vs 3220 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

6.9

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i3 3220 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i3 3220  based on its performance and single-core performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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Reasons to consider the
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Much better performance per watt 21.68 pt/W vs 2.69 pt/W More than 8x better performance per watt
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
Much better turbo clock speed 1,300 MHz vs 1,050 MHz Around 25% better turbo clock speed
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 100 °C vs 65.3 °C Around 55% higher Maximum operating temperature
Lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 44.69W More than 35% lower typical power consumption
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 13.25 $/year More than 35% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 48.18 $/year More than 35% lower annual commercial energy cost
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Much better 3DMark06 CPU score 47.7 vs 42.2 Around 15% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Significantly higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 2.3 GHz Around 45% higher clock speed
Significantly newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
More number of displays supported 3 vs 2 1 more number of displays supported
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,764 vs 1,379 Around 30% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.43 GHz vs 2.69 GHz More than 25% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 5,399 vs 4,533 Around 20% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Newer Sep, 2012 vs Jan, 2011 Release date over 1 years later
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.46 GHz vs 2.3 GHz More than 50% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 2415M vs i3 3220

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 i5 2415M
1,900,000 MB/s
Core i3 3220
173,000 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 i5 2415M  vs
i3 3220 
Clock speed 2.3 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
BGA 1023
LGA 1155
Is unlocked No No

features

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

power consumption

TDP 35W 55W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 13.25 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year 48.18 $/year
Performance per watt 21.68 pt/W 2.69 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 44.69W

bus

Architecture DMI DMI
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Core i5 2415M  vs
i3 3220 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 100°C Unknown - 65.3°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.69 GHz 3.43 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.3 GHz 3.46 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.69 GHz 3.43 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 3000 Intel® HD Graphics 2500
Number of displays supported 2 3
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,300 MHz 1,050 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 8,192 MB 32,768 MB
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