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Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 vs Core i3-3220

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Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 advantages

  • None

Intel Core i3-3220 advantages

  • This processor performs 37% faster in single-threaded applications.
  • Multi-threaded performance of the CPU is better.
  • The i3-3220 performs 72% faster in memory-intensive programs.
  • The Intel Core i3-3220 supports SSE4.2 instructions.
  • The processor features AVX and F16C instructions. Even though these extensions are not widely supported by applications yet, their support should improve in future apps.
  • Like many modern CPUs, the microprocessor integrates Graphics Processing Unit. While this graphics is not powerful enough to play latest games with all settings on, it can be used for casual gaming and 3D applications.
  • Power consumption of the Intel i3-3220 CPU is lower.

E8400 vs i3-3220 performance comparison

The charts in the table below illustrate relative performance of Core 2 Duo E8400 and Core i3-3220 microprocessors in a number of different kinds of programs. To determine displayed numbers we averaged results for several tests for each specific task type. Consequentally, performance in individual benchmarks may be worse or better than what you see in the charts on this page. The 'Overall performance' chart calculates an average of all-around performance benchmarks, and benchmarks, specific to each type of application.
Single-threaded performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.37
 
 
Higher is better
Multi-threaded performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.68
 
 
Higher is better
Memory-intensive applications
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.72
 
 
Higher is better
Overall performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.57
 
 
Higher is better

  - Intel Core 2 Duo E8400       - Intel Core i3-3220

Please see the "Benchmarks" tab for complete list of benchmarks, showing performance difference between E8400 and Intel Core i3-3220 in various types of applications.


E8400 vs i3-3220 power consumption comparison

Thermal Design Power
80
64
48
32
16
0
 
 
65W
 
55W
 
 
Lower is better
 

Detailed side by side comparison of Intel E8400 vs Core i3-3220 specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab. Even more detailed comparison of internal features of both processors you will find in the "CPUIDs" tab.


Pros and Cons summary

Core 2 Duo E8400 Core i3-3220
General recommendations:
None
  General recommendations:
Significantly higher overall performance,
Supports SSE4.2 / AVX / F16C instructions,
Has integrated HD 2500 GPU,
Needs less power

Drawbacks:

Considerably slower performance in all application types,
Lacks some instructions,
No on-chip GPU,
Requires more power,
No products planned for the socket
 

Drawbacks:

None

Similar processors

Core 2 Duo E8400 Core i3-3220
 

Similar microprocessors use the same socket and architecture as Intel E8400 and Core i3-3220.

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Specifications

Please visit Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 and Intel Core i3-3220 pages for more complete specifications of both microprocessors.

 Intel Core 2 Duo E8400Intel Core i3-3220
Market segmentDesktop
ManufacturerIntel
FamilyCore 2 DuoCore i3
Basic details
Model numberE8400i3-3220
CPU part numberAT80570PJ0806M
EU80570PJ0806M
CM8063701137502
CM8063701246900
CM8063701247200
Box part numberBX80570E8400
BXC80570E8400
BX80570E8400A
BX80637I33220
BXC80637I33220
Introduction dateJanuary 7, 2008September 2, 2012
Current official price $117 (as of Apr 2014)
 
CPU features
Core nameWolfdaleIvy Bridge
MicroarchitectureCoreIvy Bridge
Technology (micron)0.0450.022
Data width (bits)64
SocketSocket 775Socket 1155
Frequency (MHz)30003300
Bus speed (MHz)1333 
Clock Multiplier933
L1 cache64 KB (code) / 64 KB (data)
L2 cache (KB)6144512
L3 cache (KB) 3072
Max temperature (°C)72.4 
TDP (Watt)6555
Max power dissipation (Watt)100.31 
Core voltage (V)0.85 - 1.3625 
Cores2
Threads24
Multiprocessing1
 
Instruction set extensions
AMD64 / EM64T 64-bit technology+
AVX / Advanced Vector Extensions-+
F16C / 16-bit Floating-Point conversion-+
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
SSE4.1+
SSE4.2-+
SSSE3 / Supplemental SSE3+
 
Supported technologies
Hyper-Threading-+
PowerNow! / Enhanced SpeedStep+
Trusted Execution+-
Virtualization+
Virus Protection / Execute Disable bit+
 
Integrated Graphics
GPU TypeNoneHD 2500
 
Integrated Memory Controller(s)
The number of controllers01
Notes:

Rows with different specifications or features are highlighted.

For detailed specifications of "Intel Core 2 Duo E8400" or "Intel Core i3-3220" parts please click on the links in the table header.

Benchmarks

System setup

Below is a complete set of Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 and Core i3-3220 benchmarks from our CPU benchmark database. The former processor was tested on ASRock 4Core1600Twins-P35 motherboard with 2 GB dual-channel Corsair CM3X1024-1333C9 DDR3 memory, and Powercolor 24PRO256M DDR2 (ATI Radeon HD2400). The latter processor was tested on ASUS P8H61-M motherboard, that had 2 GB dual-channel Corsair CM3X1024-1333C9 DDR3 memory, and Integrated on-chip Intel Sandy Bridge graphics.

All tests were performed at default frequency and voltage, using manufacturer's stock fan/heatsink. None of the components were overclocked. Motherboard BIOS options were left at default settings.

The results of all benchmarks are broken into four categories: multi-threaded, single-threaded, memory intensive and graphics / gaming.


Core 2 Duo E8400 vs Core i3-3220 single-threaded benchmarks

Single-threaded benchmarks run on a single CPU core, and do not depend on such features as the number of cores, or Hyper-Threading technology. Additionally, they do not utilize on-chip caches, dedicated to other cores.


    Intel Core 2 Duo E8400           Intel Core i3-3220

CINEBENCH R10 CPU score (1 core) benchmark

Measures performance of a single-core rendering of a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
100%
70.9%

Super PI (1M) benchmark

Measures time, required to calculate the first 1 million digits after the decimal point in the number Pi.
100%
75.6%


Core 2 Duo E8400 vs Core i3-3220 multi-threaded benchmarks

Multi-threaded benchmarks utilize all CPU cores and other on-chip resources (on-chip caches, internal buffers, etc). Intel's Hyper-Threading feature also helps to improve multi-threading performance.


    Intel Core 2 Duo E8400           Intel Core i3-3220

CINEBENCH R10 CPU score benchmark

Measures performance of multi-core rendering of a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
100%
61.9%

CINEBENCH R10 render time (seconds) benchmark

Measures time taken to render a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
100%
62.0%

Euler3D benchmark

100%
63.3%

Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) benchmark

Runs Dhrystone test on all cores, and reports estimated integer performance in MIPS (Millions of Instructions Per Second).
100%
76.8%

Sandra MultiMedia Floating Point (it/s) benchmark

100%
52.1%

    Intel Core 2 Duo E8400           Intel Core i3-3220

Sandra MultiMedia Integer (it/s) benchmark

100%
89.7%

Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) benchmark

Runs Whetstone test on all cores, and reports estimated floating-point performance in MFLOPS (Millions of Floating-Point Operations Per Second).
100%
55.4%

Sandra Whetstone SSE2 (MFLOPS) benchmark

Runs SSE2-enabled Whetstone test on all cores, and reports estimated floating-point performance in MFLOPS (Millions of Floating-Point Operations Per Second).
100%
49.4%

wPrime v1.55 (32M) benchmark

wPrime benchmark measures time taken to calculate square roots of numbers from 1 to 33554431.
100%
53.4%


Core 2 Duo E8400 vs Core i3-3220 graphics benchmarks

Graphics benchmarks depend on the type of integrated or discrete graphics adapter, and to less extent on the processor performance. Because these benchmarks are synthetic, they may not truly represent gaming performance. However, they still can be used to estimate whether one processor will perform faster or slower than another CPU in games and other 3D tasks.

Important! The processors were tested using different types of graphics adapters, that may not be suitable for comparison.

    Intel Core 2 Duo E8400           Intel Core i3-3220

3DMark2001 score benchmark

Runs a series of game simulations and feature tests to measure graphics and 3D game performance of discrete and integrated GPUs. It utilizes a single CPU core, and it is compatible with DirectX 8 and later APIs.
100%
65.3%

CINEBENCH R10 OpenGL score benchmark

100%
91.5%


Core 2 Duo E8400 vs Core i3-3220 memory performance

Memory-intensive tests or programs move large amounts of data to/from memory, and they depend more on memory throughput and the size of on-chip caches, rather than on CPU integer/FP/SIMD performance.


    Intel Core 2 Duo E8400           Intel Core i3-3220

7Zip compressing/decompressing speed (1 thread) benchmark

100%
84.3%

WinRAR compressing/decompressing speed benchmark

100%
58.3%

CPUIDs

The table below compares two random CPUID records for Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 and Intel Core i3-3220 microprocessors, that were submitted to our CPUID database. Please note that different steppings of Intel processors, identified by S-spec numbers or CPUID, may have slightly different features. For that reason the comparison table below only applies to CPUs with specific S-Spec number / CPUID.

  CPUID 1 CPUID 2
ManufacturerIntel
CPU FamilyCore 2 DuoCore i3
Model / Processor NumberE8400i3-3220
Frequency 3291 MHz
CWID version0.20.5
Part numberEU80570PJ0806MCM8063701137502
S-Spec / Stepping CodeSLAPLSR0RG
 
General information
VendorGenuineIntel
Processor name (BIOS)Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3220 CPU @ 3.30GHz
Cores2
Logical processors24
Processor typeOriginal OEM Processor
CPUID signature10676306A9
Family 6 (06h)
Model23 (017h)58 (03Ah)
Stepping 6 (06h) 9 (09h)
TLB/Cache details64-byte Prefetching
Data TLB: 4-KB Pages, 4-way set associative, 256 entries
Data TLB: 4-MB Pages, 4-way set associative, 32 entries
Instruction TLB: 2-MB pages, 4-way, 8 entries or 4M pages, 4-way, 4 entries
Instruction TLB: 4-KB Pages, 4-way set associative, 128 entries
L1 Data TLB: 4-KB pages, 4-way set associative, 16 entries
L1 Data TLB: 4-MB pages, 4-way set associative, 16 entries
64-byte Prefetching
Data TLB0: 2-MB or 4-MB pages, 4-way set associative, 32 entries
Data TLB: 4-KB Pages, 4-way set associative, 64 entries
Instruction TLB: 4-KB pages, 4-way set associative, 64 entries
L2 TLB: 1-MB, 4-way set associative, 64-byte line size
Shared 2nd-level TLB: 4 KB pages, 4-way set associative, 512 entries
 
Cache
L1 data: Associativity8-way set associative
L1 data: Comments Direct-mapped
L1 data: Line size64 bytes
L1 data: Size32 KB2 x 32 KB
L1 instruction: Associativity8-way set associative
L1 instruction: Comments Direct-mapped
L1 instruction: Line size64 bytes
L1 instruction: Size32 KB2 x 32 KB
L2: Associativity16-way set associative8-way set associative
L2: Comments Non-inclusive|Direct-mapped
L2: Line size64 bytes
L2: Size6 MB2 x 256 KB
L3: Associativity 12-way set associative
L3: Comments Inclusive|Shared between all cores
L3: Line size 64 bytes
L3: Size 3 MB
 
Instruction set extensions
AVX-+
F16C-+
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
SSE4.1+
SSE4.2-+
SSSE3+
 
Additional instructions
CLFLUSH+
CMOV+
CMPXCHG16B+
CMPXCHG8B+
Enhanced REP MOVSB/STOSB-+
FXSAVE/FXRSTORE+
MONITOR/MWAIT+
PCLMULDQ-+
POPCNT-+
RD/WR FSGSBASE instructions-+
RDTSCP-+
SYSENTER/SYSEXIT+
XSAVE / XRESTORE states-+
 
Major features
64-bit / Intel 64+
Enhanced SpeedStep+
Hyper-Threading Technology-+
Intel Trusted Execution technology+-
Intel Virtualization+
NX bit/XD-bit+
On-chip Floating Point Unit+
 
Other features
36-bit page-size extensions+
64-bit debug store+
Advanced programmable interrupt controller+
CPL qualified debug store+
Debug store+
Debugging extensions+
Digital Thermal Sensor capability+
LAHF / SAHF support in 64-bit mode+
Machine check architecture+
Machine check exception+
Memory-type range registers+
Model-specific registers+
Page attribute table+
Page global extension+
Page-size extensions (4MB pages)+
Pending break enable+
Perfmon and Debug capability+
Physical address extensions+
Power Limit Notification capability-+
Process context identifiers-+
Self-snoop+
Supervisor Mode Execution Protection-+
TSC rate is ensured to be invariant across all states-+
Thermal monitor+
Thermal monitor 2+
Thermal monitor and software controlled clock facilities+
Time stamp counter+
Timestamp counter deadline-+
Virtual 8086-mode enhancements+
xTPR Update Control+
+ - feature is supported
- - feature is not supported
Features, not supported by all processors in the table, are not displayed

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