CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3340 vs 3330 among desktop CPUs (over 75W)

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

Fire Strike

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?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

7.9

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i5 3330 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i5 3330  based on its performance and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i5 3340

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Much higher Maximum operating temperature 105 °C vs 67.4 °C More than 55% higher Maximum operating temperature
Higher turbo clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 3.2 GHz Around 5% higher turbo clock speed
Higher clock speed 3.1 GHz vs 3 GHz Around 5% higher clock speed
Significantly lower typical power consumption 62.56W vs 72.31W Around 15% lower typical power consumption
Slightly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.55 GHz vs 3.46 GHz Around 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Slightly better performance per watt 7.47 pt/W vs 6.43 pt/W More than 15% better performance per watt
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 18.55 $/year vs 21.44 $/year Around 15% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 67.45 $/year vs 77.96 $/year Around 15% lower annual commercial energy cost
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Slightly better performance per dollar 3.76 pt/$ vs 2.88 pt/$ More than 30% better performance per dollar

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 3340 vs 3330

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver 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 3340
2,230,000 MB/s
Core i5 3330
2,170,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 3340  vs
3330 
Clock speed 3.1 GHz 3 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.3 GHz 3.2 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
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
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 77W 77W
Annual home energy cost 18.55 $/year 21.44 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 67.45 $/year 77.96 $/year
Performance per watt 7.47 pt/W 6.43 pt/W
Typical power consumption 62.56W 72.31W

bus

Architecture DMI DMI
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 5,125 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Core i5 3340  vs
3330 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 6 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 31 30
Operating temperature Unknown - 105°C Unknown - 67.4°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.55 GHz 3.46 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.1 GHz 3.01 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.55 GHz 3.46 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label HD 2500 Intel® HD Graphics 2500
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,250 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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