CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of G3220 vs 3220


Benchmark performance using all cores

Passmark, GeekBench (32-bit) and GeekBench (64-bit)

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Passmark (Single Core)


How much speed can you get out of the processor?

Passmark (Overclocked), Maximum Overclocked Clock Speed (Air) and 1 more


Are you paying a premium for performance?

Performance Per Dollar

CPUBoss Score

Performance, Single-core Performance, Overclocking and Value

Intel Core i3 3220 

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Intel Core i3 3220

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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Significantly better performance per dollar 10.78 pt/$ vs 6.62 pt/$ Around 65% better performance per dollar
Significantly higher Maximum Operating Temperature 72 °C vs 65.3 °C More than 10% higher Maximum Operating Temperature
Better turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz vs 1,050 MHz Around 5% better turbo clock speed
Newer Sep, 2013 vs Sep, 2012 Release date a year later
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Is hyperthreaded Yes vs No Somewhat common; Maximizes usage of each CPU core
Higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 3 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Significantly higher GPU clock speed 650 MHz vs 350 MHz More than 85% higher GPU clock speed
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Better PassMark score 4,229 vs 3,190 Around 35% better PassMark score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.44 GHz vs 3.05 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Slightly better 3DMark11 physics score 4,030 vs 3,130 Around 30% better 3DMark11 physics score
Better PassMark (Overclocked) score 3,775.1 vs 3,009.1 More than 25% better PassMark (Overclocked) score
Slightly better performance per watt 9.86 pt/W vs 8.35 pt/W Around 20% better performance per watt
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.3 GHz vs 3 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium G3220 vs Core i3 3220


3D Mark 11 (Physics)

Pentium G3220 Core i3 3220 @ community.futuremark.com


Pentium G3220 Core i3 3220 @ cpubenchmark.net

Passmark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Pentium G3220  vs
Core i3 3220 
Clock speed 3 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Is hyperthreaded No Yes


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 54W 55W
Annual home energy cost 13.01 $/year 13.25 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 47.3 $/year 48.18 $/year
Performance per watt 8.35 pt/W 9.86 pt/W
Typical power consumption 43.88W 44.69W


Architecture DMI 2.0 DMI
Number of links 0 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s


Pentium G3220  vs
Core i3 3220 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 0.5 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 72°C Unknown - 65.3°C


Overclocked clock speed 3.05 GHz 3.44 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3 GHz 3.3 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 3,009.1 3,775.1
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.05 GHz 3.44 GHz

integrated graphics

Label Intel® HD Graphics Intel® HD Graphics 2500
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz 1,050 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 32,768 MB
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