Intel Core i5-3330S vs Pentium G640

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Intel Core i5-3330S advantages



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  • More CPU cores on the Intel i5-3330S help to tackle many tasks or threads at once.
  • The i5-3330S is based on more efficient Ivy Bridge core, which offers up to 8% better performance than similar clocked Sandy Bridge processors.
  • In single-threaded applications, the processor is expected to be 21% faster.
  • Our estimates show that multi-threaded performance of the Intel Core i5-3330S is higher.
  • The microprocessor supports AES extension to the instruction set, used to accelerate AES encryption and decryption. The technology is beneficial if you run programs, that secure your disk or network data.
  • This processor incorporates AVX and F16C instructions, that were introduced in the recent past. Although these extensions are not extensively used by applications yet, their support should improve in future apps.

Intel Pentium G640 advantages



Intel Pentium G640
  • None

i5-3330S vs G640 estimated performance

The charts below demonstrate relative performance of Core i5-3330S and Pentium G640 CPUs. Performance numbers for Pentium G640 were determined based on a number of tests. Results for Core i5-3330S were approximated from benchmark results of other microprocessors with identical core and microarchitecture. As a note, the approximation has greater error of margin than results obtained using real-world benchmarks. Also, this is an averaged performance, and the displayed results may differ from results, that you may see in individual tests.
Single-threaded performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1.21
 
1
 
 
Higher is better
Multi-threaded performance
3
2.4
1.8
1.2
0.6
0
 
 
1.91
 
1
 
 
Higher is better

  - Intel Core i5-3330S       - Intel Pentium G640

i5-3330S vs G640 specifications comparison

The graphs below compare the most important characteristics of the Core i5-3330S and Pentium G640 CPUs. These features, along with an IPC (instructions per cycle) number, determine how well a processor performs. The "Operating frequency" chart uses dark color to represent base frequency, while lighter area is for extra frequency, provided by Turbo feature. Darker area on the "On-chip cache" graph is for the On-chip L2 cache. Lighter area is for the L3 cache cache. Although the L3 cache cache is usually larger than the On-chip L2 cache, it is always slower.

The number of cores / threads
5
4
3
2
1
0
 
 
4
 
2
 
 
Higher is better
Operating frequency
4
3.2
2.4
1.6
0.8
0
 
 
3.2GHz
 
2.8GHz
 
 
Higher is better
On-chip L2 + L3 cache
8000
6400
4800
3200
1600
0
 
 
7168KB
 
3584KB
 
 
Higher is better
Thermal Design Power
80
64
48
32
16
0
 
 
65W
 
65W
 
 
Lower is better

  - Intel Core i5-3330S       - Intel Pentium G640

Detailed side by side comparison of i5-3330S vs G640 specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab.


Pros and Cons summary

Core i5-3330S Pentium G640
General recommendations:
Better performance in single- and multi-threaded programs,
Has more CPU cores,
Can handle more threads at once,
Features AVX / F16C instructions
  General recommendations:
None

Drawbacks:

None
 

Drawbacks:

Has fewer CPU cores,
Does not support as many threads,
Lacks some instructions

Similar processors

Core i5-3330S Pentium G640
 

Similar microprocessors use the same socket and architecture as Intel i5-3330S and Pentium G640.

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Specifications

Please visit Intel Core i5-3330S and Intel Pentium G640 pages for more complete specifications of both microprocessors.

 Intel Core i5-3330SIntel Pentium G640
Market segmentDesktop
ManufacturerIntel
FamilyCore i5Pentium Dual-Core
Basic details
Model numberi5-3330SG640
CPU part numberCM8063701159804
CM8063701159803
CM8062307260314
CM8062307260316
Box part number BX80623G640
BXC80623G640
Introduction dateSeptember 2, 2012June 3, 2012
Current official price$182 (as of Mar 2014) 
 
CPU features
Core nameIvy BridgeSandy Bridge
MicroarchitectureIvy BridgeSandy Bridge
Technology (micron)0.0220.032
Data width (bits)64
SocketSocket 1155
Frequency (MHz)27002800
Turbo Frequency (MHz)3200 / 3100 / 2900 / 2800 
Clock Multiplier2728
L1 cache128 KB (code) / 128 KB (data)64 KB (code) / 64 KB (data)
L2 cache (KB)1024512
L3 cache (KB)61443072
Max temperature (°C) 69.1
TDP (Watt)65
Cores42
Threads42
Multiprocessing1
 
Instruction set extensions
AES / Advanced Encryption Standard+-
AMD64 / EM64T 64-bit technology+
AVX / Advanced Vector Extensions+-
F16C / 16-bit Floating-Point conversion+-
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
SSE4.1+
SSE4.2+
SSSE3 / Supplemental SSE3+
 
Supported technologies
PowerNow! / Enhanced SpeedStep+
Turbo Core / Turbo Boost+-
Virtualization+
Virus Protection / Execute Disable bit+
 
Integrated Graphics
GPU TypeHD 2500HD (Sandy Bridge)
Base frequency (MHz)650850
Maximum frequency (MHz)10501100
 
Integrated Memory Controller(s)
The number of controllers1
Memory channels2
Supported memoryDDR3-1333, DDR3-1600DDR3-1066
Notes:

Rows with different specifications or features are highlighted.

For detailed specifications of "Intel Core i5-3330S" or "Intel Pentium G640" parts please click on the links in the table header.

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