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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
Lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 44.69W More than 35% lower typical power consumption
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 85 °C vs 65.3 °C More than 30% higher Maximum operating temperature
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Better turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz vs 1,050 MHz Around 5% better turbo clock speed
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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Significantly higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 2.1 GHz More than 55% 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
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Significantly better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 5,399 vs 2,639 More than 2x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,764 vs 989 Around 80% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better performance per dollar 1.18 pt/$ vs 0.74 pt/$ Around 60% better performance per dollar
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.43 GHz vs 2.1 GHz Around 65% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More number of displays supported 3 vs 2 1 more number of displays supported
More l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 50% more l3 cache per core
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Newer Sep, 2012 vs Apr, 2011 Release date over 1 years later
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.46 GHz vs 2.1 GHz Around 65% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium B950 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

Pentium B950
103,500 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

Pentium B950  vs
Core i3 3220 
Clock speed 2.1 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
rPGA 988A
LGA 1155

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support No 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 2.84 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

Pentium B950  vs
Core i3 3220 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 1 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 2 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 1 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 21 33
Operating temperature Unknown - 85°C Unknown - 65.3°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.1 GHz 3.43 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.1 GHz 3.46 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 798.1 3,775.1
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.1 GHz 3.43 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics Intel® HD Graphics 2500
Number of displays supported 2 3
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,100 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 16,384 MB 32,768 MB
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