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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 Cache3 MB
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)
GPUIntel HD Graphics 2500 (650 - 1050 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Starting Price$117 U.S.
Announcement Date04/08/2012
Product Link (external)Intel Core i3 (Desktop) 3220

Benchmarks

Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
3.3 Points (1%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
4626 Points (62%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
10193 Points (20%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
12546 Points (31%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
5847 Points (47%)
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
466.2 seconds (6%)
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
14.7 seconds (3%)
WinRAR - Result
2695 KB/s (32%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
18.8 fps (11%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.2 GB/s (10%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
0.3 GB/s (3%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
4019 Points (32%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
11.6 Seconds (3%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
26.6 Seconds (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
613.9 Seconds (3%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
11138 Points (20%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
4122 points (25%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
3122 Points (8%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
4493 Points (20%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
7343 Points (21%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
7008 Points (27%)
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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 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
- AMD A-Series (Desktop) A8-7650K
   3.3 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 i7 5500U
   2.4 GHz / 512 KB + 4096 KB
+ Intel Core i7 5550U
   2 GHz / 512 KB + 4096 KB
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-05- 4)