CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of T8100 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

6.4

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i3 3220 

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

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core2 Duo T8100

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core2 Duo T8100

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Much better 3DMark06 CPU score 1,878 vs 47.7 More than 39.2x better 3DMark06 CPU score
Much more l2 cache 3 MB vs 0.5 MB 6x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 6x more l2 cache per core
Lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 44.69W More than 35% lower typical power consumption
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
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 2.1 GHz More than 55% higher clock speed
Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 5,351 vs 1,925 More than 2.8x better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
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
Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 5,399 vs 2,042 Around 2.8x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,764 vs 828 Around 2.2x better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.43 GHz vs 2.47 GHz Around 40% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Newer Sep, 2012 vs Jan, 2008 Release date over 4 years later
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.46 GHz vs 3.1 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Duo T8100 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 T8100
85,900 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

Core2 Duo T8100  vs
Core i3 3220 
Clock speed 2.1 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
479
P
LGA 1155

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 2.49 pt/W 2.69 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 44.69W

details

Core2 Duo T8100  vs
Core i3 3220 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 3 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 10 33

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.47 GHz 3.43 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.1 GHz 3.46 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.47 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
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