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Front view of Intel Core i5 3330S

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 3330S

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Much more l3 cache 6 MB vs None Compared to all cpus, 6 MB l3 cache is just OK
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Front view of AMD A6 6400B

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Much higher clock speed 3.9 GHz vs 2.7 GHz Around 45% higher clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.9 GHz vs 2.91 GHz Around 35% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much more l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 74 °C vs 69.1 °C More than 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.9 GHz vs 2.7 GHz Around 45% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Jun, 2013 vs Sep, 2012 Release date 9 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 3330S vs A6 6400B

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

A6 6400B
2,281

PassMark (Single Core)

A6 6400B
1,387

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 3330S  vs
A6 6400B 
Clock speed 2.7 GHz 3.9 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.2 GHz 4.1 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Is unlocked No No

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
SSE
BMI1
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
ABM
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 65W 65W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 10.55 pt/W 1.91 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 52.81W

details

Core i5 3330S  vs
A6 6400B 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB None
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 69.1°C Unknown - 74°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.91 GHz 3.9 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.7 GHz 3.9 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.91 GHz 3.9 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 2500 Radeon™ HD 8470D
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 800 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3
Intel Core i5 3330S
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