CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 750 vs 3220 among desktop 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

Fire Strike

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?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

6.1

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i5 750 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i5 750

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 750

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Much 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
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.13 GHz vs 3.43 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 72.7 °C vs 65.3 °C More than 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.09 GHz vs 3.46 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Core i3 3220

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Much higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 2.66 GHz Around 25% higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much lower typical power consumption 44.69W vs 122.45W 2.7x lower typical power consumption
Much better performance per watt 2.69 pt/W vs 0.89 pt/W More than 3x better performance per watt
Supports more RAM 32,768 MB vs 16,384 MB Supports 2x more RAM
Much lower annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year vs 42.81 $/year 3.2x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year vs 122.73 $/year 2.5x lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Sep, 2012 vs Jul, 2009 Release date over 3 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 750 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 750
127,600 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 750  vs
i3 3220 
Clock speed 2.66 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1156
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 95W 55W
Annual home energy cost 42.81 $/year 13.25 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 122.73 $/year 48.18 $/year
Performance per watt 0.89 pt/W 2.69 pt/W
Typical power consumption 122.45W 44.69W

bus

Architecture DMI DMI
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 2,500 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Core i5 750  vs
i3 3220 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 20 33
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.7°C Unknown - 65.3°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 159 50
Overclocked clock speed 4.13 GHz 3.43 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.09 GHz 3.46 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.13 GHz 3.43 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 2500
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 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
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 16,384 MB 32,768 MB
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