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Front view of Intel Core i5 3330S

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Intel Core i5 3330S

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Much more l2 cache 1 MB vs 0.5 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 69.1 °C vs 65.3 °C More than 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Front view of Intel Core i3 3220

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Much higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 2.7 GHz More than 20% higher clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.43 GHz vs 2.91 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Lower typical power consumption 44.69W vs 52.81W More than 15% lower typical power consumption
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.46 GHz vs 2.7 GHz Around 30% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Lower annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year vs 15.66 $/year More than 15% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year vs 56.94 $/year More than 15% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 3330S vs i3 3220

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 3330S
2,180,000 MB/s
Core i3 3220
173,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 3330S  vs
i3 3220 
Clock speed 2.7 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1155
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 65W 55W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 13.25 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 48.18 $/year
Performance per watt 10.55 pt/W 2.69 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 44.69W

bus

Architecture DMI DMI
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Core i5 3330S  vs
i3 3220 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 27 33
Operating temperature Unknown - 69.1°C Unknown - 65.3°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.91 GHz 3.43 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.7 GHz 3.46 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.91 GHz 3.43 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 2500 Intel® HD Graphics 2500
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,050 MHz 1,050 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 32,768 MB
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