CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 650 vs 3330

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

Passmark, GeekBench (32-bit) and GeekBench (64-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 2 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Performance Per Dollar

CPUBoss Score

Performance, Single-core Performance, Overclocking and Value

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Intel Core i5 3330 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 650

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Is hyperthreaded Yes vs No Somewhat common; Maximizes usage of each CPU core
Higher turbo clock speed 3.46 GHz vs 3.2 GHz Around 10% higher turbo clock speed
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
Significantly more l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Higher Maximum Operating Temperature 72.6 °C vs 67.4 °C Around 10% higher Maximum Operating Temperature
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.3 GHz vs 3.48 GHz Around 25% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Higher GPU clock speed 733 MHz vs 650 MHz Around 15% higher GPU clock speed
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.71 GHz vs 3.6 GHz More than 30% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
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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
More number of displays supported 3 vs 2 1 more number of displays supported
More l3 cache 6 MB vs 4 MB 50% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Supports more RAM 32,768 MB vs 16,384 MB Supports 2x more RAM
Lower typical power consumption 72.31W vs 100.23W Around 30% lower typical power consumption
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,697 vs 1,319 Around 30% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better PassMark score 5,905 vs 3,146 Around 90% better PassMark score
Better geekbench (32-bit) score 8,090 vs 4,696 More than 70% better geekbench (32-bit) score
Marginally newer Sep, 2012 vs Jan, 2010 Release date over 2 years later
Better performance per watt 7.12 pt/W vs 4.2 pt/W Around 70% better performance per watt
Slightly better 3DMark11 physics score 3,950 vs 3,070 Around 30% better 3DMark11 physics score
Better performance per dollar 4.17 pt/$ vs 3.45 pt/$ More than 20% better performance per dollar
Much lower annual home energy cost 21.44 $/year vs 37.54 $/year Around 45% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 77.96 $/year vs 96.89 $/year Around 20% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 650 vs 3330

GeekBench (32-bit)

GeekBench (64-bit)

GeekBench

Core i5 650
6,669
Core i5 3330
11,087

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

Core i5 650 Core i5 3330 @ community.futuremark.com

Passmark

Core i5 650 Core i5 3330 @ cpubenchmark.net

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
Is hyperthreaded Yes No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction-set-extensions
MMX
SSE
SSE4.2
AVX
SSE3
SSE2
EM64T
Supplemental SSE3
SSE4.1
SSE4
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

gpu

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
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 16,384 MB 32,768 MB

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 nms 22 nms
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 4.3 GHz 3.48 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.71 GHz 3.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.3 GHz 3.48 GHz

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 4.2 pt/W 7.12 pt/W
Peak power consumption 110.6W 89W
Typical power consumption 100.23W 72.31W

bus

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