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Front view of Intel Core i5 4460S

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 4460S

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 77.19W More than 30% lower typical power consumption
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 22.89 $/year More than 30% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 83.22 $/year More than 30% lower annual commercial energy cost
Higher Maximum operating temperature 71.35 °C vs 70.5 °C Almost the same
Front view of AMD FX 8320E

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AMD FX 8320E

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Much more l2 cache 8 MB vs 1 MB 8x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 2.9 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Newer Sep, 2014 vs Jan, 2014 Release date 7 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 4460S vs FX 8320E

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 8320E
11,929

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 8320E
2,244

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 4460S
3,620,000 MB/s
FX 8320E
2,550,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

FX 8320E
7,512

PassMark (Single Core)

FX 8320E
1,361

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 4460S  vs
FX 8320E 
Clock speed 2.9 GHz 3.2 GHz
Cores Quad core Octa core
Socket type
LGA 1150
AM3+
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
EM64T
SSE
ABM
BMI1
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No Yes
Maximum bandwidth 12,800 MB/s 29,866.66 MB/s

details

Core i5 4460S  vs
FX 8320E 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
L2 cache 1 MB 8 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Clock multiplier 29 20
Operating temperature Unknown - 71.35°C Unknown - 70.5°C

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4000 N/A

power consumption

TDP 65W 95W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 21.76 pt/W 11.12 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 77.19W
Intel Core i5 4460S
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AMD FX 8320E
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