Core i3-3225: specs and benchmarks

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Aggregate performance score

Core i3-3225 provides poor benchmark performance at 1.44% of a leader's which is a 96-core Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX.

Summary

Intel started Core i3-3225 sales 3 September 2012 at a recommended price of $264. This is an Ivy Bridge architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 2 cores and 4 threads, and is based on 22 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 3.3 and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is Intel Socket 1155 processor with a TDP of 55 Watt and a maximum temperature of 65 °C. It supports DDR3 memory.

Primary details

Core i3-3225 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance ranking2111
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Cost-effectiveness evaluation0.08
Market segmentDesktop processor
Architecture codenameIvy Bridge (2012−2013)
Release date3 September 2012 (11 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$264of 689 (Core i9-14900KS)

Cost-effectiveness evaluation

Performance per price, higher is better.

Detailed specifications

Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores2 (Dual-core)
Threads4
Base clock speed3.3 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed3.3 GHzof 6.2 (Core i9-14900KS)
L1 cache64 KB (per core)of 7475.2 (Apple M2 Pro 10-Core)
L2 cache256 KB (per core)of 98304 (EPYC 9654)
L3 cache3 MB (shared)of 768 (EPYC 7373X)
Chip lithography22 nmof 3 (Apple M3 Max 16-Core)
Die size118 mm2
Maximum case temperature (TCase)65 °Cof 105 (Core i7-5950HQ)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-
Unlocked multiplierNo

Compatibility

Information on Core i3-3225 compatibility with other computer components and devices: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration1of 8 (Opteron 842)
Socket1155
Power consumption (TDP)55 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Core i3-3225. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

AVX+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+
Hyper-Threading Technology+

Security technologies

Processor technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT+

Virtualization technologies

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.

VT-x+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i3-3225's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3
Maximum memory bandwidth25.6 GB/sof 460.8 (EPYC 9124)
ECC memory support-

Graphics specifications

General parameters of a GPU integrated into Core i3-3225.

Integrated graphics cardIntel HD 4000

Peripherals

Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe version3.0of 5 (Core i9-12900K)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Core i3-3225. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.


Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

i3-3225 1.44

Passmark

Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Benchmark coverage: 68%

i3-3225 2229

GeekBench 5 Single-Core

GeekBench 5 Single-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses only a single CPU core.

Benchmark coverage: 42%

i3-3225 541

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses all available CPU cores.

Benchmark coverage: 42%

i3-3225 1144

Gaming performance

Closest competitors

Core i3-3225's performance relative to its closest rivals among desktop CPUs.


AMD equivalent

According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to Core i3-3225 is Athlon II X4 635, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 2 positions in our ranking.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Core i3-3225:

Core i3-3225 100
A8-3820 97.92

Similar processors

Here is our recommendation of several processors that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

Recommended GPUs

People consider these graphics cards to be good for Core i3-3225, according to our PC configuration statistics.

These are the fastest graphics cards for Core i3-3225 in our user configuration statistics. There is a total of 2573 configurations using Core i3-3225 in our database.

RTX 4090 GeForce RTX 4090
1.6% (40/2573)
RTX 4080 GeForce RTX 4080
0.04% (1/2573)
RTX 4070 Ti GeForce RTX 4070 Ti
0.1% (3/2573)
RX 7900 XTX Radeon RX 7900 XTX
0.08% (2/2573)
RTX 3090 Ti GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
0.2% (5/2573)
RX 6950 XT Radeon RX 6950 XT
0.08% (2/2573)
RTX 3080 Ti GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
0.1% (3/2573)
RX 6900 XT Radeon RX 6900 XT
0.1% (3/2573)
RTX 3090 GeForce RTX 3090
0.1% (3/2573)
RTX 3080 GeForce RTX 3080
0.2% (4/2573)

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