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

CPUBoss Score

Performance, Single-core Performance, Overclocking and Value

Winner
Intel Core i5 3340 

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Front view of Intel Core i5 3340

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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Newer manufacturing process 22 nms vs 32 nms 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 PassMark (Single core) score 1,762 vs 1,492 Around 20% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better performance per watt 12.31 pt/W vs 5.91 pt/W More than 2x better performance per watt
Better geekbench (32-bit) score 8,444 vs 6,328 Around 35% better geekbench (32-bit) score
Better PassMark score 6,147 vs 4,749 Around 30% 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
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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
Much 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
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
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
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.93 GHz vs 3.62 GHz More than 35% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

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

GeekBench (32-bit)

Core i5 3340
8,444
A10 6800K
6,328

GeekBench

Core i5 3340
8,444
A10 6800K
7,162

Passmark (Single Core)

Core i5 3340
1,762
A10 6800K
1,492

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
Is hyperthreaded No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction-set-extensions
MMX
SSE
SSE4.2
AVX
SSE3
FMA3
SSE2
FMA4
F16C
Supplemental SSE3
SSE4.1
SSE4
SSE4a
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

gpu

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

details

Core i5 3340  vs
A10 6800K 
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nms 32 nms
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) 3.62 GHz 4.93 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.1 GHz 4.9 GHz

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 12.31 pt/W 5.91 pt/W
Typical power consumption 62.56W 81.25W
Intel Core i5 3340
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