CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3330 vs 1218 among all CPUs

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

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

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?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

8.3

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i5 3330 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i5 3330  based on its performance, single-core performance and power consumption.

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Front view of Intel Core i5 3330

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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Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Higher clock speed 3 GHz vs 2.6 GHz More than 15% higher clock speed
More l3 cache 6 MB vs 1 MB 6x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,697 vs 801 More than 2x better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly more l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 3x more l3 cache per core
Significantly better PassMark score 5,905 vs 1,468 More than 4x better PassMark score
Newer Sep, 2012 vs Aug, 2006 Release date over 6 years later
Significantly better performance per watt 4.85 pt/W vs 0.59 pt/W Around 8.2x better performance per watt
Lower typical power consumption 72.31W vs 83.69W Around 15% lower typical power consumption
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Higher Maximum operating temperature 67.4 °C vs 55 °C Around 25% higher Maximum operating temperature
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.58 GHz vs 2.6 GHz Around 40% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Lower annual home energy cost 21.44 $/year vs 24.81 $/year Around 15% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 77.96 $/year vs 90.23 $/year Around 15% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD Opteron 1218

Reasons to consider the
AMD Opteron 1218

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Significantly more l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 3330 vs Opteron 1218

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 3330
2,170,000 MB/s
Opteron 1218
155.6 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

Core i5 3330
11,087
Opteron 1218
2,963

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 3330  vs
Opteron 1218 
Clock speed 3 GHz 2.6 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1155
AM2
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 77W 103W
Annual home energy cost 21.44 $/year 24.81 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 77.96 $/year 90.23 $/year
Performance per watt 4.85 pt/W 0.59 pt/W
Typical power consumption 72.31W 83.69W

details

Core i5 3330  vs
Opteron 1218 
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 1 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 30 13
Operating temperature Unknown - 67.4°C 0 - 55°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.38 GHz 3.41 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.58 GHz 2.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.38 GHz 3.41 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
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