CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3340 vs 6800K

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PassMark and GeekBench (32-bit)

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core)

Overclocking

How much speed can you get out of the processor?

Unlocked, Maximum Overclocked Clock Speed (Air) and 1 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Performance Per Dollar

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i5 3340

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 3340

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Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 105 °C vs 74 °C More than 40% higher Maximum operating temperature
Lower typical power consumption 62.56W vs 81.25W Around 25% lower typical power consumption
Better performance per watt 11.62 pt/W vs 5.8 pt/W More than 2x better performance per watt
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,753 vs 1,495 More than 15% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better geekbench (32-bit) score 8,368 vs 6,280 Around 35% better geekbench (32-bit) score
Better PassMark score 5,972 vs 4,940 More than 20% better PassMark score
Lower annual commercial energy cost 67.45 $/year vs 87.6 $/year Around 25% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 18.55 $/year vs 24.09 $/year Around 25% lower annual home energy cost
Front view of AMD A10 6800K

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AMD A10 6800K

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Much higher turbo clock speed 4.4 GHz vs 3.3 GHz Around 35% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly higher clock speed 4.1 GHz vs 3.1 GHz More than 30% higher clock speed
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Significantly more l2 cache 4 MB vs 1 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
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.9 GHz vs 3.1 GHz Around 60% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Higher GPU clock speed 844 MHz vs 650 MHz Around 30% higher GPU clock speed
Better performance per dollar 6.42 pt/$ vs 4.71 pt/$ More than 35% better performance per dollar
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 5.25 GHz vs 3.1 GHz Around 70% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 3340 vs A10 6800K

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 3340
8,368
A10 6800K
6,280

GeekBench

Core i5 3340
8,368
A10 6800K
7,166

PassMark Data courtesy PassMark

Core i5 3340
5,972
A10 6800K
4,940

PassMark (Single Core) Data courtesy PassMark

Core i5 3340
1,753
A10 6800K
1,495

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 3340  vs
A10 6800K 
Clock speed 3.1 GHz 4.1 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.3 GHz 4.4 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked No Yes

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 77W 100W
Annual home energy cost 18.55 $/year 24.09 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 67.45 $/year 87.6 $/year
Performance per watt 11.62 pt/W 5.8 pt/W
Typical power consumption 62.56W 81.25W

details

Core i5 3340  vs
A10 6800K 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 105°C Unknown - 74°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.1 GHz 4.9 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.1 GHz 5.25 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.1 GHz 4.9 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label HD 2500 Radeon™ HD 8670D
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 844 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-2133
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
Intel Core i5 3340
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