CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3337U vs 250e 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

8.2

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i5 3337U 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i5 3337U  based on its performance, single-core performance and power consumption.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i5 3337U

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 3337U

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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
Much better performance per watt 21.65 pt/W vs 1.75 pt/W More than 12.2x better performance per watt
Significantly lower typical power consumption 13.81W vs 36.56W 2.6x lower typical power consumption
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 105 °C vs 72 °C More than 45% higher Maximum operating temperature
Significantly more l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 3x more l3 cache per core
Slightly more l3 cache 3 MB vs 1 MB 3x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 4,478 vs 2,818 Around 60% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Newer Jan, 2013 vs Sep, 2010 Release date over 2 years later
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,262 vs 1,080 More than 15% better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year vs 10.84 $/year 2.6x lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 14.89 $/year vs 39.42 $/year 2.6x lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD Athlon II X2 250e

Reasons to consider the
AMD Athlon II X2 250e

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Significantly higher clock speed 3 GHz vs 1.8 GHz More than 65% higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache 2 MB vs 0.5 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.6 GHz vs 2.7 GHz Around 35% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3 GHz vs 1.8 GHz More than 65% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 3337U vs Athlon II X2 250e

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 3337U
1,750,000 MB/s
Athlon II X2 250e
120.7 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 3337U  vs
Athlon II X2 250e 
Clock speed 1.8 GHz 3 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
BGA 1023
AM3
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 17W 45W
Annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year 10.84 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 14.89 $/year 39.42 $/year
Performance per watt 21.65 pt/W 1.75 pt/W
Typical power consumption 13.81W 36.56W

details

Core i5 3337U  vs
Athlon II X2 250e 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 0.5 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 1 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 105°C Unknown - 72°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.7 GHz 3.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.8 GHz 3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.7 GHz 3.6 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4000 N/A
Number of displays supported 3 N/A
GPU clock speed 350 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz N/A
Intel Core i5 3337U
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