CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of SP9300 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

7.2

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core2 Duo SP9300 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core2 Duo SP9300  based on its performance and power consumption.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core2 Duo SP9300

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core2 Duo SP9300

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Much better 3DMark06 CPU score 1,974 vs 47.7 Around 41.5x better 3DMark06 CPU score
Much more l2 cache 6 MB vs 0.5 MB 12x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 3 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 12x more l2 cache per core
Significantly lower typical power consumption 20.31W vs 44.69W 2.2x lower typical power consumption
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Better performance per watt 4.32 pt/W vs 2.69 pt/W More than 60% better performance per watt
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 6.02 $/year vs 13.25 $/year 2.2x lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 21.9 $/year vs 48.18 $/year 2.2x lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of Intel Core i3 3220

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Intel Core i3 3220

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Significantly higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 2.26 GHz More than 45% higher clock speed
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much better performance per dollar 1.18 pt/$ vs 0.44 pt/$ Around 2.8x better performance per dollar
Significantly better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 5,399 vs 2,238 Around 2.5x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Significantly better geekbench 3 single core score 2,501 vs 1,266 Around 2x better geekbench 3 single core score
Newer Sep, 2012 vs Aug, 2008 Release date over 4 years later
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.43 GHz vs 2.66 GHz Around 30% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.46 GHz vs 2.66 GHz More than 30% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Duo SP9300 vs Core 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

Core2 Duo SP9300
98,350 MB/s
Core i3 3220
173,000 MB/s

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Duo SP9300  vs
Core i3 3220 
Clock speed 2.26 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
BGA 956
LGA 1155

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes 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 25W 55W
Annual home energy cost 6.02 $/year 13.25 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 21.9 $/year 48.18 $/year
Performance per watt 4.32 pt/W 2.69 pt/W
Typical power consumption 20.31W 44.69W

details

Core2 Duo SP9300  vs
Core i3 3220 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 6 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 3 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 9 33

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.66 GHz 3.43 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.66 GHz 3.46 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.66 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

bus

Architecture FSB DMI
Number of links 1 1
Intel Core2 Duo SP9300
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