CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of J2900 vs 3220 among desktop 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

Fire Strike

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?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

7.3

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i3 3220 

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

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Pentium J2900

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium J2900

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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
Much lower typical power consumption 8.13W vs 44.69W 5.5x lower typical power consumption
Much more l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 8.76 $/year vs 48.18 $/year 5.5x lower annual commercial energy cost
Much lower annual home energy cost 2.41 $/year vs 13.25 $/year 5.5x lower annual home energy cost
Newer Oct, 2013 vs Sep, 2012 Release date over 1 years later
Front view of Intel Core i3 3220

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Intel Core i3 3220

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Much higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 2.41 GHz More than 35% higher clock speed
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,764 vs 590 Around 3x better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.43 GHz vs 2.67 GHz Around 30% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Supports more RAM 32,768 MB vs 8,192 MB Supports 4x more RAM
More number of displays supported 3 vs 2 1 more number of displays supported
Much 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 Pentium J2900 vs Core i3 3220

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Pentium J2900
2.03 mHash/s
Core i3 3220
4.07 mHash/s

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 J2900
62,700 MB/s
Core i3 3220
173,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium J2900  vs
Core i3 3220 
Clock speed 2.41 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics Intel® HD Graphics 2500
Number of displays supported 2 3
GPU clock speed 688 MHz 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed 896 MHz 1,050 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 12,800 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 8,192 MB 32,768 MB

details

Pentium J2900  vs
Core i3 3220 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 2 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.67 GHz 3.43 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.66 GHz 3.46 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.67 GHz 3.43 GHz

power consumption

TDP 10W 55W
Annual home energy cost 2.41 $/year 13.25 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 8.76 $/year 48.18 $/year
Performance per watt 6.24 pt/W 2.69 pt/W
Typical power consumption 8.13W 44.69W

bus

Architecture FSB DMI
Number of links 1 1
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