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Intel Core i5 3330S

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i5 3330S

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 3330S

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Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much higher clock speed 2.7 GHz vs 2.1 GHz Around 30% higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,682 vs 697 Around 2.5x better PassMark (Single core) score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.91 GHz vs 2.75 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.7 GHz vs 2.1 GHz Around 30% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Sep, 2012 vs Sep, 2008 Release date over 4 years later
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AMD Phenom X3 8450e

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Much 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 0.67 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core Around 2.8x more l2 cache per core
Higher Maximum operating temperature 71 °C vs 69.1 °C Around 5% higher Maximum operating temperature

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 3330S vs Phenom X3 8450e

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 3330S  vs
Phenom X3 8450e 
Clock speed 2.7 GHz 2.1 GHz
Cores Quad core Tri 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
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
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 1.24 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 52.81W

details

Core i5 3330S  vs
Phenom X3 8450e 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 3
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.67 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 2 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 0.67 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 69.1°C Unknown - 71°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.91 GHz 2.75 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.7 GHz 2.1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.91 GHz 2.75 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
Intel Core i5 3330S
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