CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3330 vs 290 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

8.4

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
Higher clock speed 3 GHz vs 2.8 GHz More than 5% higher clock speed
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,697 vs 876 Around 95% better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly better PassMark score 5,905 vs 1,464 More than 4x better PassMark score
Newer Sep, 2012 vs Jan, 2007 Release date over 5 years later
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.38 GHz vs 2.8 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Lower typical power consumption 72.31W vs 77.19W More than 5% lower typical power consumption
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.58 GHz vs 2.8 GHz Around 30% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Lower annual commercial energy cost 77.96 $/year vs 83.22 $/year More than 5% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 21.44 $/year vs 22.89 $/year More than 5% lower annual home energy cost
Front view of AMD Opteron 290

Reasons to consider the
AMD Opteron 290

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Much better CompuBench 1.5 video composition score 113.5 fps vs 2.98 fps More than 38x better CompuBench 1.5 video composition score
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
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 3330 vs Opteron 290

CompuBench 1.5 (Video composition) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 3330
2.98 fps
Opteron 290
113.5 fps

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 3330  vs
Opteron 290 
Clock speed 3 GHz 2.8 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1155
940

features

Has a NX bit 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

details

Core i5 3330  vs
Opteron 290 
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 2
Clock multiplier 30 14
Operating temperature Unknown - 67.4°C 0 - 67°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.38 GHz 2.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.58 GHz 2.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.38 GHz 2.8 GHz

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 4.85 pt/W 5.13 pt/W
Typical power consumption 72.31W 77.19W
Intel Core i5 3330
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