CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3340 vs 6800K


Benchmark performance using all cores


Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Passmark (Single Core)


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


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Performance Per Dollar

CPUBoss Score

Performance, Single-core Performance, Overclocking and Value

Intel Core i5 3340 

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Intel Core i5 3340

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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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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
Significantly better performance per watt 13.2 pt/W vs 6.31 pt/W More than 2x better performance per watt
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,768 vs 1,556 Around 15% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better PassMark score 6,155 vs 5,001 Around 25% better PassMark score
Better performance per dollar 5.21 pt/$ vs 4.5 pt/$ More than 15% better performance per dollar
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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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
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 5.06 GHz vs 3.1 GHz Around 65% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

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


Core i5 3340
A10 6800K
New Adobe and Microsoft application tests One of the most exciting new features in PCMark 8 is the Applications benchmark which measures system performance using popular applications from the Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office.
A10 6800K | by Legit Reviews (Jun, 2013)

Passmark (Single Core)

Core i5 3340
A10 6800K

Specifications Full list of technical specs


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


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has vitualization support Yes Yes
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes


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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type


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


Overclocked clock speed 3.1 GHz 4.9 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.1 GHz 5.06 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 13.2 pt/W 6.31 pt/W
Typical power consumption 62.56W 81.25W
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