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Front view of Intel Core i5 3330

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 3330

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More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Front view of AMD A6 5400K

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AMD A6 5400K

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much higher clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 3 GHz More than 20% higher clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.46 GHz vs 3.38 GHz More than 30% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much more l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Significantly lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 72.31W More than 25% lower typical power consumption
Higher Maximum operating temperature 70 °C vs 67.4 °C Around 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 5.03 GHz vs 3.58 GHz More than 40% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 21.44 $/year More than 25% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 77.96 $/year More than 25% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 3330 vs A6 5400K

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 3330
2.82 mHash/s
A6 5400K
38.48 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 3330
-1 fps
A6 5400K
0.47 fps

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

Core i5 3330
2,420
A6 5400K
2,281

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

Core i5 3330
2,814
A6 5400K
2,712

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 3330
8,286
A6 5400K
2,916

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 3330
2,616
A6 5400K
1,906

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 3330
2,170,000 MB/s
A6 5400K
2,125,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 3330  vs
A6 5400K 
Clock speed 3 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.2 GHz 3.8 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual 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
EM64T
SSE
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 77W 65W
Annual home energy cost 21.44 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 77.96 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 4.85 pt/W 6.62 pt/W
Typical power consumption 72.31W 52.81W

details

Core i5 3330  vs
A6 5400K 
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 67.4°C Unknown - 70°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 2 8
Overclocked clock speed 3.38 GHz 4.46 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.58 GHz 5.03 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.38 GHz 4.46 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 2500 Radeon™ HD 7540D
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 760 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3
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