CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3330 vs 6300 among desktop CPUs (over 75W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

7.8

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i5 3330 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i5 3330  based on its single-core performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i5 3330

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 3330

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,697 vs 1,446 More than 15% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much lower typical power consumption 72.31W vs 77.19W More than 5% lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 77.96 $/year vs 83.22 $/year More than 5% lower annual commercial energy cost
Much lower annual home energy cost 21.44 $/year vs 22.89 $/year More than 5% lower annual home energy cost
Front view of AMD FX 6300

Reasons to consider the
AMD FX 6300

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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
Much higher turbo clock speed 4.1 GHz vs 3.2 GHz Around 30% higher turbo clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 9.47 pt/$ vs 3.76 pt/$ More than 2.5x better performance per dollar
Significantly higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 3 GHz More than 15% higher clock speed
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
More cores 6 vs 4 2 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 6 vs 4 2 more threads
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Much better PassMark score 6,444 vs 5,905 Around 10% better PassMark score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.76 GHz vs 3.46 GHz Around 40% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better performance per watt 9.97 pt/W vs 6.43 pt/W More than 55% better performance per watt
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.82 GHz vs 3.01 GHz More than 60% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Oct, 2012 vs Sep, 2012 Release date 1 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 3330 vs FX 6300

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 3330
8,286
FX 6300
7,871

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 3330
2,616
FX 6300
2,053

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 3330
2,170,000 MB/s
FX 6300
2,290,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 3330
8,088
FX 6300
7,447

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 3330
8,963
FX 6300
8,232

GeekBench

Core i5 3330
11,087
FX 6300
9,503

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i5 3330
5,905
FX 6300
6,444

PassMark (Single Core)

Core i5 3330
1,697
FX 6300
1,446

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 3330  vs
FX 6300 
Clock speed 3 GHz 3.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.2 GHz 4.1 GHz
Cores Quad core Hexa core
Socket type
LGA 1155
AM3+
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
ABM
BMI1
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 77W 95W
Annual home energy cost 21.44 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 77.96 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 6.43 pt/W 9.97 pt/W
Typical power consumption 72.31W 77.19W

details

Core i5 3330  vs
FX 6300 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 6
L2 cache 1 MB 6 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.33 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 30 20
Operating temperature Unknown - 67.4°C Unknown - 62.5°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 2 82
Overclocked clock speed 3.46 GHz 4.76 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.01 GHz 4.82 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.46 GHz 4.76 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics 2500 N/A
Number of displays supported 3 N/A
GPU clock speed 650 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 1,050 MHz N/A

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No Yes
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 29,866.66 MB/s
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