CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 650 vs 3330 among desktop CPUs

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

7.3

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

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Intel Core i5 650 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i5 650

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 650

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Much higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 3 GHz More than 5% higher clock speed
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Front view of Intel Core i5 3330

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Intel Core i5 3330

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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
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Supports more RAM 32,768 MB vs 16,773.12 MB Supports more than 95% more RAM
More number of displays supported 3 vs 2 1 more number of displays supported

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 650 vs 3330

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated 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 650
1,550,000 MB/s
Core i5 3330
2,170,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 650  vs
3330 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 3 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.46 GHz 3.2 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1156
LGA 1155
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes 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 73W 77W
Annual home energy cost 37.54 $/year 21.44 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 96.89 $/year 77.96 $/year
Performance per watt 4.68 pt/W 4.86 pt/W
Peak power consumption 110.6W 89W
Typical power consumption 100.22W 72.31W

bus

Architecture DMI DMI
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 2,500 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Core i5 650  vs
3330 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 4 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 24 30
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.6°C Unknown - 67.4°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 21 2
Overclocked clock speed 4.31 GHz 3.42 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.2 GHz 3.06 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.31 GHz 3.42 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics Intel® HD Graphics 2500
Number of displays supported 2 3
GPU clock speed 733 MHz 650 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 16,773.12 MB 32,768 MB
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