Intel Core i3-3220

Intel 3220

The Intel Core i3-3220 is a dual-core desktop processor based on the Ivy Bridge architecture. Due to Hyperthreading, the two cores can handle up to four threads in parallel, leading to better utilization of the CPU. Each core offers a base speed of 3.3 GHz with no support for Turbo Boost.

Ivy Bridge is an enhanced die shrink of the Sandy Bridge architecture with improvements on both GPU and CPU performance. The CPUs are produced in 22nm (versus 32nm Sandy Bridge CPUs) and the first to introduce 3D transistors for increased energy efficiency when compared to similarly clocked Sandy Bridge processors. Other new features are integrated PCI Express 3.0 and  DDR3(L)-1600 support.

The performance of the Core i3-3220 is slightly above a similarly clocked Sandy Bridge processor due to some architectural improvements. Compared to AMD's fastest desktop APU (A10-5800K), the Core i3-3220 offers higher performance per thread, but features less cores (2 instead of 4). However, overall performance is quite similar.

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 2500 GPU offers 6 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 650 MHz up to 1050 MHz with Turbo Boost. The very low performance is only sufficient for some older and less demanding games.

The total power consumption of the CPU, graphics and memory controller is specified by Intel at 77 watts (TDP).

SeriesIntel Core i3 (Desktop)
CodenameIvy Bridge
Clock Rate3300 MHz
Level 3 Cache3072 KB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 4
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)55 Watt
Manufacturing Technology22 nm
Max. Temperature67.4 °C
SocketFCLGA1155
FeaturesHD Graphics 2500 (650-1050 MHz), Dual Channel Memory Controller DDR3-1600 (max 32GB)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Hardware VirtualizationVT-x
Starting Price $117 U.S.
Announcement Date04/08/2012
Product Link (external)Intel Core i3 (Desktop) 3220

CPU Benchmarks

3DMark (2013): Fire Strike Standard Physics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 4493     avg: 4493 (26.4%)     max: 4493 Points
3DMark (2013): Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 3122     avg: 3122 (27.55%)     max: 3122 Points
3DMark (2013): Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 35906     avg: 35906 (66.32%)     max: 35906 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Stream
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min: 7800     avg: 7800 (85.87%)     max: 7800 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Memory
0% 100%
min: 6937     avg: 6937 (82.82%)     max: 6937 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Floating Point
0% 100%
min: 7343     avg: 7343 (44.21%)     max: 7343 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Integer
0% 100%
min: 6490     avg: 6490 (48.76%)     max: 6490 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Total Score
0% 100%
min: 7008     avg: 7008 (55.93%)     max: 7008 Points
TrueCrypt: Serpent Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.166     avg: 0.2 (8.69%)     max: 0.166 GB/s
TrueCrypt: Twofish Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.288     avg: 0.3 (16.43%)     max: 0.288 GB/s
TrueCrypt: AES Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.318     avg: 0.3 (3.1%)     max: 0.318 GB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0: Pass 2
0% 100%
min: 18.82     avg: 18.8 (20.34%)     max: 18.82 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0: Pass 1
0% 100%
min: 98.55     avg: 98.6 (53.79%)     max: 98.55 fps
WinRAR: Result
0% 100%
min: 2695     avg: 2695 (37.06%)     max: 2695 KB/s
wPrime 2.0x: 1024m
0% 100%
min: 466.2     avg: 466.2 (95.96%)     max: 466.2 seconds*
wPrime 2.0x: 32m
0% 100%
min: 14.66     avg: 14.7 (97.95%)     max: 14.66 seconds*
3DMark 11: Performance Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 4122     avg: 4122 (31.19%)     max: 4122 points
3DMark Vantage: P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 11138     avg: 11138 (27.85%)     max: 11138 Points
3DMark 06 - CPU:
0% 100%
min: 4019     avg: 4019 (44.16%)     max: 4019 Points
Cinebench R11.5: CPU Single 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 1.38     avg: 1.4 (73.3%)     max: 1.38 Points
Cinebench R11.5: CPU Multi 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 3.31     avg: 3.3 (17.78%)     max: 3.31 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 5847     avg: 5847 (23.53%)     max: 5847 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 12546     avg: 12546 (33.46%)     max: 12546 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 4626     avg: 4626 (68.78%)     max: 4626 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 10193     avg: 10193 (29.31%)     max: 10193 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M:
0% 100%
min: 11.6     avg: 11.6 (99.43%)     max: 11.6 Seconds*
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M:
0% 100%
min: 26.6     avg: 26.6 (99.76%)     max: 26.6 Seconds*
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M:
0% 100%
min: 613.9     avg: 613.9 (97.33%)     max: 613.9 Seconds*
- Range of benchmarks for this CPU
- Average benchmark score

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Other CPUs of the series Intel Core i3 (Desktop)

» Intel Core i3 (Desktop) 3220
   3.3 GHz / 0 MB + 3 MB

Surrounding CPUs

- Intel Core i5 4288U
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core i5 4278U
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core i5 3380M
   2.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core i5 3360M
   2.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- AMD A-Series (Desktop) A10-7700K
   3.4 GHz / 4 MB
» Intel Core i3 (Desktop) 3220
   3.3 GHz / 0 MB + 3 MB
+ Intel Core i5 4200M
   2.5 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core i5 3340M
   2.7 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core i7 2640M
   2.8 GHz / 512 KB + 4096 KB
+ Intel Core i5 3320M
   2.6 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core i5 4258U
   2.4 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-05- 4)