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Differences What are the advantages of each

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Significantly newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 22 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much lower typical power consumption 12.19W vs 44.69W 3.7x lower typical power consumption
Much better performance per watt 12.07 pt/W vs 2.69 pt/W Around 4.5x better performance per watt
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Newer Jan, 2015 vs Sep, 2012 Release date over 2 years later
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year vs 48.18 $/year 3.7x lower annual commercial energy cost
Much lower annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year vs 13.25 $/year 3.7x lower annual home energy cost
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Much higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 65% higher clock speed
Much higher GPU clock speed 650 MHz vs 300 MHz Around 2.2x higher GPU clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 1.18 pt/$ vs 0.43 pt/$ More than 2.8x better performance per dollar
Better 3DMark06 CPU score 47.7 vs 39.2 More than 20% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Better turbo clock speed 1,050 MHz vs 1,000 MHz 5% better turbo clock speed
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.43 GHz vs 2.9 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.48 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 75% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 5550U vs i3 3220

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

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PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 5550U  vs
i3 3220 
Clock speed 2 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
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
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 15W 55W
Annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year 13.25 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year 48.18 $/year
Performance per watt 12.07 pt/W 2.69 pt/W
Typical power consumption 12.19W 44.69W

bus

Architecture DMI 2.0 DMI
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Core i7 5550U  vs
i3 3220 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 0.5 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 4 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.9 GHz 3.43 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2 GHz 3.48 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.9 GHz 3.43 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 6000 Intel® HD Graphics 2500
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 300 MHz 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,000 MHz 1,050 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 16,384 MB 32,768 MB
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