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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Pentium G3220

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium G3220

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Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 65 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
Significantly higher clock speed 3 GHz vs 2.6 GHz More than 15% higher clock speed
Much lower typical power consumption 43.88W vs 113.75W 2.6x lower typical power consumption
Much better performance per watt 2.75 pt/W vs 0.88 pt/W Around 3.2x better performance per watt
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 72 °C vs 64 °C Around 15% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 47.3 $/year vs 122.64 $/year 2.6x lower annual commercial energy cost
Much lower annual home energy cost 13.01 $/year vs 33.73 $/year 2.6x lower annual home energy cost
Newer Sep, 2013 vs Jul, 2008 Release date over 5 years later
Front view of AMD Phenom X4 9950

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AMD Phenom X4 9950

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Much more l2 cache 2 MB vs 0.5 MB 4x 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
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Much more l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.11 GHz vs 3.05 GHz Almost the same
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.37 GHz vs 3.2 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium G3220 vs Phenom X4 9950

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 G3220
171,700 MB/s
Phenom X4 9950
99,900 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 G3220  vs
Phenom X4 9950 
Clock speed 3 GHz 2.6 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics N/A
Number of displays supported 3 N/A
GPU clock speed 350 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz N/A

details

Pentium G3220  vs
Phenom X4 9950 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 0.5 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 2 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 72°C Unknown - 64°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.05 GHz 3.11 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.2 GHz 3.37 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 3,009.1 2,145.3
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.05 GHz 3.11 GHz

power consumption

TDP 54W 140W
Annual home energy cost 13.01 $/year 33.73 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 47.3 $/year 122.64 $/year
Performance per watt 2.75 pt/W 0.88 pt/W
Typical power consumption 43.88W 113.75W
Intel Pentium G3220
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