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Front view of Intel Core i5 3330

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 3330

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Higher clock speed 3 GHz vs 2.5 GHz 20% higher clock speed
Much better turbo clock speed 1,050 MHz vs 640 MHz Around 65% better turbo clock speed
Significantly newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Slightly higher turbo clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 3 GHz More than 5% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly higher GPU clock speed 650 MHz vs 470 MHz Around 40% higher GPU clock speed
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.38 GHz vs 2.5 GHz More than 35% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.58 GHz vs 2.5 GHz Around 45% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Sep, 2012 vs May, 2012 Release date 3 months later
Front view of AMD R R-268D

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AMD R R-268D

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Much lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 72.31W 2.5x lower typical power consumption
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 100 °C vs 67.4 °C Around 50% higher Maximum operating temperature
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Much lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 21.44 $/year 2.5x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 77.96 $/year 2.5x lower annual commercial energy cost

Features Key features of the Core i5 3330  vs R R-268D 

clock speed

Core i5 3330
3 GHz
R R-268D
2.5 GHz

turbo clock speed

Core i5 3330
3.2 GHz
R R-268D
3 GHz

L2 cache

gpu clock speed

Core i5 3330
650 MHz
R R-268D
470 MHz

overclocked clock speed (air)

Core i5 3330
3.38 GHz
R R-268D
2.5 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Core i5 3330
3.58 GHz
R R-268D
2.5 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 3330  vs
R R-268D 
Clock speed 3 GHz 2.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.2 GHz 3 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
XOP
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
BMI1
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 77W 35W
Annual home energy cost 21.44 $/year 8.43 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 77.96 $/year 30.66 $/year
Typical power consumption 72.31W 28.44W

details

Core i5 3330  vs
R R-268D 
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
Clock multiplier 30 12
Operating temperature Unknown - 67.4°C Unknown - 100°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.38 GHz 2.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.58 GHz 2.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.38 GHz 2.5 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 2500 AMD Radeon HD 7420G
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 470 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,050 MHz 640 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Intel Core i5 3330
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