CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of X3330 vs 3300+ among all 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

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

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?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

4.6

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Xeon X3330 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon X3330  based on its performance and single-core performance.

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Intel Xeon X3330

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Front view of Intel Xeon X3330

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon X3330

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon X3330

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Much more l2 cache 6 MB vs 0 MB Compared to all cpus, 6 MB l2 cache is just OK
Much newer manufacturing process 45 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Higher clock speed 2.66 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 35% higher clock speed
More advanced architecture x86-64 vs x86 A 64-bit architecture allows more RAM to be installed and accessed by the processor
Much more l2 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 0 MB/core Compared to all cpus, 1.5 MB/core l2 cache per core is just OK
Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 6,104 vs 718 More than 8.5x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Significantly better geekbench 3 single core score 1,800 vs 730 Around 2.5x better geekbench 3 single core score
More cores 4 vs 1 3 more cores; run more applications at once
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.6 GHz vs 2.49 GHz Around 45% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More threads 4 vs 1 3 more threads
Better performance per watt 1.73 pt/W vs 0.5 pt/W Around 3.5x better performance per watt
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.67 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 35% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Sempron 3300+

Reasons to consider the
AMD Sempron 3300+

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Significantly lower typical power consumption 50.38W vs 77.19W Around 35% lower typical power consumption
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 14.94 $/year vs 22.89 $/year Around 35% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 54.31 $/year vs 83.22 $/year Around 35% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon X3330 vs Sempron 3300+

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

Xeon X3330
141,600 MB/s
Sempron 3300+
53.85 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon X3330  vs
Sempron 3300+ 
Clock speed 2.66 GHz 2 GHz
Cores Quad core Single core
Socket type
LGA 775
754
462

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes No
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 95W 62W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 14.94 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 54.31 $/year
Performance per watt 1.73 pt/W 0.5 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 50.38W

details

Xeon X3330  vs
Sempron 3300+ 
Architecture x86-64 x86
Threads 4 1
L2 cache 6 MB 0 MB
L2 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 0 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 71.4°C Unknown - 70°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.6 GHz 2.49 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.67 GHz 2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.6 GHz 2.49 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None None
Label N/A N/A
Latest DirectX N/A N/A
Number of displays supported N/A N/A
GPU clock speed N/A N/A
Turbo clock speed N/A N/A
3DMark06 N/A N/A

bus

Clock speed 1,333 MHz 200 MHz
Intel Xeon X3330
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