Intel Core i3-3240 vs i5-3330

Mini Review

Intel Core i3-3240 advantages

  • The i3-3240 is 4% faster in single-threaded programs. The difference in performance is application specific. In some of them the processor could be up to 6% faster.
  • Power consumption of the microprocessor is better.
  • The official price of the CPU is considerably lower than the price of the Intel Core i5-3330.
  • This processor has 32% better price/performance ratio.

Intel Core i5-3330 advantages

  • The CPU performs 42% faster when running multi-threaded tasks.
  • Memory performance of the processor is better.
  • The CPU incorporates AES extension to the instruction set. This technology accelerates AES encryption and decryption, and is useful if you need to secure your disk or network data.

i3-3240 vs i5-3330 performance comparison

The charts below illustrate relative performance of Core i3-3240 and Core i5-3330 processors in a few different kinds of tasks. The results in the charts are calculated from several benchmarks, that you can see in the "Benchmarks" tab. As a result, performance in individual benchmarks may be lower or higher than what you see in the charts below. We also averaged the numbers for task type specific benchmarks and all-around performance benchmarks, and presented them in the 'Overall performance' chart. The 'Price-performance ratio' chart displays how much more performance you will get per dollar spent. This ratio does not include the cost of other system components.
Single-threaded performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1.04
 
1
 
 
Higher is better
Multi-threaded performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.42
 
 
Higher is better
Memory-intensive applications
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.09
 
 
Higher is better
Overall performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.18
 
 
Higher is better
Price / performance ratio
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1.32
 
1
 
 
Higher is better
 

  - Intel Core i3-3240       - Intel Core i5-3330

Please see the "Benchmarks" tab for complete list of benchmarks, showing performance difference between Intel Core i3-3240 and Core i5-3330 in various types of tests.


i3-3240 vs i5-3330 power consumption and price comparison

Thermal Design Power
90
72
54
36
18
0
 
 
55W
 
77W
 
 
Lower is better
Current official price
300
240
180
120
60
0
 
 
$117
 
$182
 
 
Lower is better

Detailed side by side comparison of Core i3-3240 vs Intel i5-3330 specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab. Much more detailed comparison of low level features of both CPUs you will find in the "CPUIDs" tab.


Pros and Cons summary

Core i3-3240 Core i5-3330
General recommendations:
Performs a bit faster in single-threaded applications,
Needs less power,
Lower official price,
Better price / performance ratio
  General recommendations:
Performs somewhat faster in all program types

Drawbacks:

Rather slow
 

Drawbacks:

A bit slow in single-threaded programs,
Higher power consumption,
Much more expensive,
Somewhat worse price / performance ratio

Similar processors

Core i3-3240 Core i5-3330
 

Similar processors use the same socket and architecture as Intel Core i3-3240 and Intel i5-3330, however their performance and other characteristics are slightly different.

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Specifications

Please visit Intel Core i3-3240 and Intel Core i5-3330 pages for more complete specifications of both microprocessors.

 Intel Core i3-3240Intel Core i5-3330
Market segmentDesktop
ManufacturerIntel
FamilyCore i3Core i5
Basic details
Model numberi3-3240i5-3330
CPU part numberCM8063701137900
CM8063701247800
CM8063701134306
CM8063701094803
CM8063701134305
Box part numberBX80637I33240
BXC80637I33240
BX80637I53330
BXC80637I53330
Introduction dateSeptember 2, 2012
Current official price$117 (as of Mar 2014)$182 (as of Mar 2014)
 
CPU features
Core nameIvy Bridge
MicroarchitectureIvy Bridge
Technology (micron)0.022
Data width (bits)64
SocketSocket 1155
Frequency (MHz)34003000
Turbo Frequency (MHz) 3200 / 3200 / 3100 / -
Clock Multiplier3430
L1 cache64 KB (code) / 64 KB (data)128 KB (code) / 128 KB (data)
L2 cache (KB)5121024
L3 cache (KB)30726144
TDP (Watt)5577
Cores24
Threads4
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
Hyper-Threading+-
PowerNow! / Enhanced SpeedStep+
Turbo Core / Turbo Boost-+
Virtualization+
Virus Protection / Execute Disable bit+
 
Integrated Graphics
GPU TypeHD 2500
Base frequency (MHz)650
Maximum frequency (MHz)1050
 
Integrated Memory Controller(s)
The number of controllers1
Memory channels2
Supported memoryDDR3-1333, DDR3-1600
Notes:

Rows with different specifications or features are highlighted.

For detailed specifications of "Intel Core i3-3240" or "Intel Core i5-3330" parts please click on the links in the table header.

Benchmarks

System setup

Below is a complete set of Intel Core i3-3240 and i5-3330 benchmarks from our CPU benchmark database. The former processor was tested on ASUS P8H61-M motherboard with 2 GB dual-channel Corsair CM3X1024-1333C9 DDR3 memory, and Integrated on-chip Intel Sandy Bridge graphics. The latter processor was tested on ASUS P8P67 motherboard, that had 2 GB dual-channel Corsair TR3X3G1600C9 DDR3 memory, and MSI R6670 1GB GDDR5 (ATI Radeon) graphics.

All tests were performed at default frequency and voltage, using manufacturer's stock fan/heatsink. None of the components were overclocked. Motherboard BIOS options were left at default settings.

The results of all benchmarks are broken into four categories: multi-threaded, single-threaded, memory intensive and graphics / gaming.


Core i3-3240 vs i5-3330 single-threaded benchmarks

Single-threaded benchmarks run on a single CPU core, and do not depend on such features as the number of cores, or Hyper-Threading technology. Additionally, they do not utilize on-chip caches, dedicated to other cores.


    Intel Core i3-3240           Intel Core i5-3330

3DMark03 CPU score benchmark

Uses DirectX software vertex shader to run Wings of Fury and Trolls' Lair games, and calculates a 3DMark03 CPU score based on averaged number of frames per second, achieved by the CPU/GPU combination.
100%
40.4%

CINEBENCH R10 CPU score (1 core) benchmark

Measures performance of a single-core rendering of a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
100%
95.4%

FLAC encoding - single process benchmark

Reports the number of songs, converted by a single CPU core from WAV to FLAC format using the best possible compression.
100%
94.6%

H.264 video encoding - single process benchmark

Measures the number of frames, converted by one CPU thread from MPEG2 format to H.264 format using high quality settings.
100%
96.1%

LAME MP3 encoding - single process benchmark

Reports the number of MP3 songs, encoded by one CPU core per one minute.
100%
94.5%

    Intel Core i3-3240           Intel Core i5-3330

PCMark2002 CPU score benchmark

100%
93.9%

Super PI (1M) benchmark

Measures time, required to calculate the first 1 million digits after the decimal point in the number Pi.
100%
99.7%

XVid video encoding - single process benchmark

Reports how many frames per second can be transcoded by a single CPU core from MPEG2 to XVid (MPEG4) format, utilizing single-pass conversion method.
100%
98.8%


Core i3-3240 vs i5-3330 multi-threaded benchmarks

Multi-threaded benchmarks utilize all CPU cores and other on-chip resources (on-chip caches, internal buffers, etc). Intel's Hyper-Threading feature also helps to improve multi-threading performance.


    Intel Core i3-3240           Intel Core i5-3330

3DMark06 CPU score benchmark

Estimates processor performance based on how fast it runs such CPU-intensive code as game logic, physics and pathfinding AI. The test requires DirectX 9.0.
100%
70.0%

Apache web server - dynamic pages benchmark

Shows an average number of dynamic HTML pages served per second by local instance of Apache 1.3.41 web server. The test has much greater error margin than other tests.
100%
98.1%

Apache web server - static pages benchmark

Shows an average number of very simple static HTML pages served per second by local Apache 1.3.41 web server. The test has much greater error margin than other tests.
100%
79.5%

Blowfish encryption benchmark

Reports encryption speed of pre-defined 32KB text block. The data is encrypted using Blowfish algorithm.
100%
60.4%

CINEBENCH R10 CPU score benchmark

Measures performance of multi-core rendering of a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
100%
68.5%

    Intel Core i3-3240           Intel Core i5-3330

CINEBENCH R10 render time (seconds) benchmark

Measures time taken to render a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
100%
68.5%

CrystalMark ALU benchmark

100%
77.9%

CrystalMark FPU benchmark

100%
79.9%

Euler3D benchmark

100%
68.1%

FLAC encoding - multiple processes benchmark

Reports the number of songs, converted from WAV to FLAC format by all CPU cores using the best possible compression.
100%
66.5%

    Intel Core i3-3240           Intel Core i5-3330

Fritz Chess Benchmark benchmark

100%
71.7%

H.264 video encoding - multiple processes benchmark

Measures the number of frames, converted by all logical processors from MPEG2 format to H.264 format using single-pass method and high quality settings.
100%
66.3%

H.264 video encoding - multithreaded benchmark

Measures the number of frames, converted by all logical processors from MPEG2 format to H.264 format using multi-threading system calls, dual-pass method and high quality settings.
100%
84.3%

LAME MP3 encoding - multiple processes benchmark

Reports the number of MP3 songs, encoded by all CPU cores per one minute.
100%
72.9%

MySQL 5.0.96 - selecting data benchmark

Shows sustained number of SQL requests per second served by local instance of MySQL server v5.0.96. This test scales well with the number of CPU cores.
100%
64.4%

    Intel Core i3-3240           Intel Core i5-3330

PCMark05 CPU score benchmark

100%
91.0%

PCMark05 score benchmark

100%
72.6%

Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) benchmark

Runs Dhrystone test on all cores, and reports estimated integer performance in MIPS (Millions of Instructions Per Second).
100%
59.6%

Sandra MultiMedia Floating Point (it/s) benchmark

100%
91.3%

Sandra MultiMedia Integer (it/s) benchmark

100%
66.9%

    Intel Core i3-3240           Intel Core i5-3330

Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) benchmark

Runs Whetstone test on all cores, and reports estimated floating-point performance in MFLOPS (Millions of Floating-Point Operations Per Second).
100%
97.1%

Sandra Whetstone SSE2 (MFLOPS) benchmark

Runs SSE2-enabled Whetstone test on all cores, and reports estimated floating-point performance in MFLOPS (Millions of Floating-Point Operations Per Second).
100%
99.7%

XVid video encoding - multiple processes benchmark

Reports how many frames per second can be transcoded by all CPU cores from MPEG2 to XVid (MPEG4) format, utilizing single-pass conversion method.
100%
69.6%

wPrime v1.55 (32M) benchmark

wPrime benchmark measures time taken to calculate square roots of numbers from 1 to 33554431.
100%
72.8%


Core i3-3240 vs i5-3330 graphics benchmarks

Graphics benchmarks depend on the type of integrated or discrete graphics adapter, and to less extent on the processor performance. Because these benchmarks are synthetic, they may not truly represent gaming performance. However, they still can be used to estimate whether one processor will perform faster or slower than another CPU in games and other 3D tasks.

Important! The processors were tested using different types of graphics adapters, that may not be suitable for comparison.

    Intel Core i3-3240           Intel Core i5-3330

3DMark03 game score benchmark

Measures graphics and 3D game performance of discrete and integrated GPUs using 4 different game simulations, that have varying level of DirectX support from version 7 to version 9.
100%
22.9%

3DMark06 3DMark score benchmark

Measures 3D graphics and game performance of CPU/GPU combination by running 4 game simulations, that make extensive use of DirectX 9.0/9.0C capabilities.
100%
27.2%

3DMark2001 score benchmark

Runs a series of game simulations and feature tests to measure graphics and 3D game performance of discrete and integrated GPUs. It utilizes a single CPU core, and it is compatible with DirectX 8 and later APIs.
100%
32.8%

CINEBENCH R10 OpenGL score benchmark

100%
30.2%

PCMark05 Graphics score benchmark

100%
29.8%


Core i3-3240 vs i5-3330 memory performance

Memory-intensive tests or programs move large amounts of data to/from memory, and they depend more on memory throughput and the size of on-chip caches, rather than on CPU integer/FP/SIMD performance.


    Intel Core i3-3240           Intel Core i5-3330

7Zip compressing/decompressing speed (1 thread) benchmark

100%
78.4%

CrystalMark Memory benchmark

100%
74.4%

PCMark05 Memory score benchmark

100%
92.0%

PCMark2002 Memory score benchmark

100%
96.5%

WinRAR compressing/decompressing speed benchmark

100%
91.7%

CPUIDs

The table below compares two random CPUID records for Intel Core i3-3240 and Intel Core i5-3330 microprocessors, that were submitted to our CPUID database. Please note that different steppings of Intel processors, identified by S-spec numbers or CPUID, may have slightly different features. For that reason the comparison table below only applies to CPUs with specific S-Spec number / CPUID.

  CPUID 1 CPUID 2
ManufacturerIntel
CPU FamilyCore i3Core i5
Model / Processor Numberi3-3240i5-3330
Frequency3391 MHz3009 MHz
CWID version0.5
Part numberCM8063701137900CM8063701134306
S-Spec / Stepping CodeSR0RHSR0RQ
 
General information
VendorGenuineIntel
Processor name (BIOS) Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3240 CPU @ 3.40GHz Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3330 CPU @ 3.00GHz
Cores24
Logical processors4
Processor typeOriginal OEM Processor
CPUID signature306A9
Family 6 (06h)
Model58 (03Ah)
Stepping 9 (09h)
TLB/Cache details64-byte Prefetching
Data TLB0: 2-MB or 4-MB pages, 4-way set associative, 32 entries
Data TLB: 4-KB Pages, 4-way set associative, 64 entries
Instruction TLB: 4-KB pages, 4-way set associative, 64 entries
L2 TLB: 1-MB, 4-way set associative, 64-byte line size
Shared 2nd-level TLB: 4 KB pages, 4-way set associative, 512 entries
64-byte Prefetching
Data TLB0: 2-MB or 4-MB pages, 4-way set associative, 32 entries
Data TLB: 4-KB Pages, 4-way set associative, 64 entries
Instruction TLB: 4-KB Pages, 4-way set associative, 128 entries
L2 TLB: 1-MB, 4-way set associative, 64-byte line size
Shared 2nd-level TLB: 4 KB pages, 4-way set associative, 512 entries
 
Cache
L1 data: Associativity8-way set associative
L1 data: CommentsDirect-mapped
L1 data: Line size64 bytes
L1 data: Size2 x 32 KB4 x 32 KB
L1 instruction: Associativity8-way set associative
L1 instruction: CommentsDirect-mapped
L1 instruction: Line size64 bytes
L1 instruction: Size2 x 32 KB4 x 32 KB
L2: Associativity8-way set associative
L2: CommentsNon-inclusive|Direct-mapped
L2: Line size64 bytes
L2: Size2 x 256 KB4 x 256 KB
L3: Associativity12-way set associative
L3: CommentsInclusive|Shared between all cores
L3: Line size64 bytes
L3: Size3 MB6 MB
 
Instruction set extensions
AES-+
AVX+
F16C+
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
SSE4.1+
SSE4.2+
SSSE3+
 
Additional instructions
CLFLUSH+
CMOV+
CMPXCHG16B+
CMPXCHG8B+
Enhanced REP MOVSB/STOSB+
FXSAVE/FXRSTORE+
MONITOR/MWAIT+
PCLMULDQ+
POPCNT+
RD/WR FSGSBASE instructions+
RDRAND-+
RDTSCP+
SYSENTER/SYSEXIT+
XSAVE / XRESTORE states+
 
Major features
64-bit / Intel 64+
Enhanced SpeedStep+
Hyper-Threading Technology+-
Intel Virtualization+
NX bit/XD-bit+
On-chip Floating Point Unit+
Turbo Boost-+
 
Other features
36-bit page-size extensions+
64-bit debug store+
Advanced programmable interrupt controller+
CPL qualified debug store+
Debug store+
Debugging extensions+
Digital Thermal Sensor capability+
Extended xAPIC support-+
LAHF / SAHF support in 64-bit mode+
Machine check architecture+
Machine check exception+
Memory-type range registers+
Model-specific registers+
Page attribute table+
Page global extension+
Page-size extensions (4MB pages)+
Pending break enable+
Perfmon and Debug capability+
Physical address extensions+
Power Limit Notification capability+
Process context identifiers+
Self-snoop+
Supervisor Mode Execution Protection+
TSC rate is ensured to be invariant across all states+
Thermal monitor+
Thermal monitor 2+
Thermal monitor and software controlled clock facilities+
Time stamp counter+
Timestamp counter deadline+
Virtual 8086-mode enhancements+
xTPR Update Control+
+ - feature is supported
- - feature is not supported
Features, not supported by all processors in the table, are not displayed

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