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Front view of Intel Core i3 4330

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i3 4330

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much lower typical power consumption 43.88W vs 101.56W 2.3x lower typical power consumption
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 66.8 °C vs 61 °C Around 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 47.3 $/year vs 109.5 $/year 2.3x lower annual commercial energy cost
Much lower annual home energy cost 13.01 $/year vs 30.11 $/year 2.3x lower annual home energy cost
Front view of AMD FX 6350

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AMD FX 6350

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Much more l2 cache 6 MB vs 1 MB 6x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Significantly higher clock speed 3.9 GHz vs 3.5 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
More cores 6 vs 2 Three times as many cores; run more applications at once
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.66 GHz vs 3.65 GHz Around 30% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.86 GHz vs 3.5 GHz Around 40% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 4330 vs FX 6350

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 4330
6,730
FX 6350
8,598

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 4330
3,216
FX 6350
2,174

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 4330
4,360,000 MB/s
FX 6350
2,470,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 4330
6,615
FX 6350
8,173

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 4330
7,205
FX 6350
9,528

GeekBench

Core i3 4330
7,205
FX 6350
9,528

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i3 4330
5,073
FX 6350
7,379

PassMark (Single Core)

Core i3 4330
2,030
FX 6350
1,511

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 4330  vs
FX 6350 
Clock speed 3.5 GHz 3.9 GHz
Cores Dual core Hexa core
Is unlocked No Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
ABM
BMI1
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 54W 125W
Annual home energy cost 13.01 $/year 30.11 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 47.3 $/year 109.5 $/year
Performance per watt 14.81 pt/W 8.09 pt/W
Typical power consumption 43.88W 101.56W

details

Core i3 4330  vs
FX 6350 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 6
L2 cache 1 MB 6 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 4 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.33 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 66.8°C Unknown - 61°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.65 GHz 4.66 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.5 GHz 4.86 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 3,259.8 3,626.2
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.65 GHz 4.66 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4600 N/A
Number of displays supported 3 N/A
GPU clock speed 350 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 1,150 MHz N/A

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3L-1333
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 29,866.66 MB/s
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