CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3330 vs 8384 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
AMD Opteron 8384 

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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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Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 45 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 2.7 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Significantly better geekbench 3 single core score 2,616 vs 1,372 More than 90% better geekbench 3 single core score
Newer Sep, 2012 vs Nov, 2008 Release date over 3 years later
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.38 GHz vs 2.7 GHz More than 25% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Higher Maximum operating temperature 67.4 °C vs 55 °C Around 25% higher Maximum operating temperature
Better performance per watt 4.85 pt/W vs 3.66 pt/W Around 35% better performance per watt
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.58 GHz vs 2.7 GHz Around 35% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Opteron 8384

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AMD Opteron 8384

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Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 8 vs 1 7 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 24,266 vs 8,286 Around 3x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core 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
Lower typical power consumption 60.94W vs 72.31W More than 15% lower typical power consumption
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Lower annual home energy cost 18.07 $/year vs 21.44 $/year More than 15% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 65.7 $/year vs 77.96 $/year More than 15% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 3330 vs Opteron 8384

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 3330
8,286
Opteron 8384
24,266

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 8384
161.4 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 3330  vs
Opteron 8384 
Clock speed 3 GHz 2.7 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1155
F
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
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 75W
Annual home energy cost 21.44 $/year 18.07 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 77.96 $/year 65.7 $/year
Performance per watt 4.85 pt/W 3.66 pt/W
Typical power consumption 72.31W 60.94W

details

Core i5 3330  vs
Opteron 8384 
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 8
Clock multiplier 30 13
Operating temperature Unknown - 67.4°C 0 - 55°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.38 GHz 2.7 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.58 GHz 2.7 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.38 GHz 2.7 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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