Intel Core i3-3220 vs AMD Phenom II X4 B95

Intel Core i3-3220
AMD Phenom II X4 B95

General info

Comparing Core i3-3220 and Phenom II X4 B95 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
32.36
 
15.80
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Series
Intel Core i3 (Desktop)
 
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Architecture codename
Ivy Bridge
 
Deneb
Release date
3 September 2012
 
October 2009
Launch price (MSRP)
$117
 
$80
Price now
$35
 
$73

Technical specs

Core i3-3220 and Phenom II X4 B95 quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i3-3220 and Phenom II X4 B95 performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
2
 
4
Number of threads
4
 
4
Base frequency
3.3 GHz
 
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Maximum frequency
3.3 GHz
 
3 GHz
L1 cache
64 KB (per core)
 
128 KB (per core)
L2 cache
256 KB (per core)
 
512 KB (per core)
L3 cache
3 MB (shared)
 
6 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
22 nm
 
45 nm
Die size
94 mm2
 
258 mm2
Maximum core temperature
65 °C
 
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Maximum case temperature (TCase)
65 °C
 
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Transistor count
no data
 
758 million
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Core i3-3220 and Phenom II X4 B95 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
1
Socket
FCLGA1155
 
AM3
Power consumption (TDP)
55 Watt
 
95 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i3-3220 and Phenom II X4 B95. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX
 
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AVX
+
 
-
vPro
-
 
no data
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
no data
My WiFi
+
 
no data
Turbo Boost
-
 
no data
Hyper-Threading
+
 
no data
Idle States
+
 
no data
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
-
FDI
+
 
no data

Security technologies

Core i3-3220 and Phenom II X4 B95 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
+
 
no data
EDB
+
 
no data
Secure Key
-
 
no data
Identity Protection
+
 
-
Anti-Theft
+
 
no data

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i3-3220 and Phenom II X4 B95 are enumerated here.
VT-d
-
 
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VT-x
+
 
no data
EPT
+
 
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Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i3-3220 and Phenom II X4 B95.
Supported memory types
DDR3-1333, DDR3-1600
 
DDR3
Maximum memory size
32 GB
 
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Max memory channels
2
 
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Maximum memory bandwidth
25.6 GB/s
 
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Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Core i3-3220 and Phenom II X4 B95.
Integrated graphics
 
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Quick Sync
+
 
-
Clear Video HD
+
 
no data
Graphics max frequency
1.05 GHz
 
no data
InTru 3D
+
 
no data

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i3-3220 and Phenom II X4 B95 integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
3
 
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Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i3-3220 and Phenom II X4 B95.
PCIe revision
2.0
 
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Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i3-3220 and Phenom II X4 B95. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

i3-3220 2.70
Phenom II X4 B95 2.75 +1.9%

Passmark

i3-3220 2195
Phenom II X4 B95 2239 +2%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Core i3-3220 and Phenom II X4 B95. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
2.8 Mh/s −25%
 
3.5 Mh/s +25%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core i3-3220 and Phenom II X4 B95 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Core i3-3220

Finer manufacturing process technology (22 vs 45 nm)
Less power hungry (55 vs 95 watts)
AVX (Advanced Vector Extensions - a set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-bit registers)
Intel 64 (64-bit Intel CPU architecture. Almost identical to AMD64, except small and rarely used nuances)
HyperThreading (allows one physical CPU function as two logical ones. It increases performance, since while one logical CPU is waiting for data, the second may still do useful work)
TXT (Trusted Execution Technology - protects the system against viruses and rootkits residing in BIOS or in a boot sector)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
IdentityProtectionTechVersion
QuickSyncVideo

Advantages of AMD Phenom II X4 B95

1.9% faster in synthetic tests
Cheaper ($80 vs $117)
3DNow! (older SIMD instructions set used by AMD CPUs. Supercedes MMX, works with 64-bit registers)
AMD64 (AMD CPUs 64-bit architecture. Almost identical to Intel 64, save for some little and rarely used nuances)

So, Core i3-3220 or Phenom II X4 B95?

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