Core i5-3330 3.0GHz
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Core i5-3330 3.0GHz Review
Core i5-3330 3.0GHz is a performance CPU based on the 22nm, Ivy Bridge architecture.

It offers 4 Physical Cores (4 Logical), initially clocked at 3.0GHz, which may go up to 3.2GHz and 6MB of L3 Cache.
Among its many features, Turbo Boost and Virtualization are activated and the processor has multiplier unlocked.

The processor integrates relatively weak Graphics called Intel HD Graphics 2500, with 6 Execution Units, initially clocked at 650MHz and that go up to 1050MHz, in Turbo Mode which share the L2 Cache and system RAM with the processor.
Both the processor and integrated graphics have a rated board TDP of 77W.

It is a powerful Quad Core whose performance is good. It's thus capable of running most applications smoothly without any problem.
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AdamRaynolds
18:50 Aug-22-2014
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great cpu.. I should have bought this

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ProBook4430s
08:57 Jul-13-2014
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Intel Core i5-3330 or AMD FX-6300 ?
Which better in performance ?

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eldanabeky
17:55 Jul-29-2014
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the i5 without thinking

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xhighpaulx
13:19 Jun-20-2014
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how will this work with a evga gtx 760 sc and 8gb 1600mhz at 1920x1080p

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eldanabeky
17:56 Jul-29-2014
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perfect ….run all games ultra (some without AA )

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amp91god
08:37 Mar-01-2014
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what is bottleneck?

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kilrsquirel79
01:37 Apr-03-2014
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bottleneck is when one part of your computer (the graphics card is the most common) is way more powerful than the rest of your system, so the performance of said card is limited to what your system can handle. tl;dr- get a balanced system

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NoobHere
15:37 May-19-2014
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Does my GPU bottleneck my CPU? What would be a good upgrade?

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ProBook4430s
23:08 Jun-28-2014
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Recomended to get GeForce GTX 660 or AMD Radeon 7870 … :)

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aronzzz
16:00 Dec-24-2013
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I want to upgrade my quad core to this one, my videocard is Radeon HD 7750 is this i5 good ?I also saw the AMD-FX 6300 which is 50 euro cheaper and it is better

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BrotherVision
21:40 Dec-24-2013
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This I5 is slightly better when it comes to gaming and requires less power, but for 50 euro less I personally would go for 6300. Although you will have to change your motherboard if you want either of these CPU's.

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aronzzz
10:10 Dec-25-2013
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So i'll have to buy new motherboard too ?

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BrotherVision
08:56 Dec-26-2013
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Your core 2 quad uses a socket 775, the I5 here uses a 1155, and the 6300 uses a AM3+. So yes you will need a new motherboard for either of the two CPU's

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outil2012
19:39 Dec-12-2013
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will this processor and HD 7950 be a good combination ?:

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made2kill
15:30 Dec-17-2013
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it will be little bit bottleneck but u will b good

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logoster
19:54 Dec-19-2013
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it will be perfect, and made2kill is wrong, it will NOT bottleneck, i guarantee it.

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made2kill
15:16 Dec-20-2013
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wth?

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logoster
20:47 Dec-26-2013
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what, i have this cpu, and my current gpu, the superclocked gtx 760 with acx cooling is slightly better then the 7950, it most certainly does NOT bottleneck, so the 7950 would be absolutley fine

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Influx
22:21 Feb-13-2014
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I agree with Logoster, I have the 770 and I see no bottleneck as I get an average of 100 fps on BF4 which is better than some peoples (On ultra 1366x768)

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BrotherVision
07:26 Dec-24-2013
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The 7950 is a very powerful GPU that needs to be paired with a very powerful CPU. While this CPU is great for gaming, there are more powerful CPU's that would better accompany the 7950 such as an i5-3570K, and yes the 3330 does bottleneck the card a little bit, but not by much. As Made2kill said "u will b good". So Logo calm your tits

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made2kill
07:40 Dec-27-2013
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thnx bro

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logoster
17:53 Jan-05-2014
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no, it wont bottleneck whatsoever

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Uaon1982
17:47 Dec-25-2013
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I have a gtx 680 and i53330 and no bottleneck so you certainly wont receive any bottlenecking on your 7950,logoster is absolutely correct in his assessment.

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outil2012
18:51 Dec-26-2013
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thanks all.
i will go for the 7950.

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masoudLp
00:34 Dec-10-2013
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is this better or fx 8320…..although it's a 4 core cpu but the performance is just a bit lower than x8…
will it be ok for next gen games or an 8 core cpu is better?

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DemonsColt
00:37 Dec-10-2013
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In overall performance, the FX 8320 is massively better. But both are good for next gen.

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masoudLp
00:53 Dec-10-2013
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so why do they cost almost the same?
about 180$

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DemonsColt
01:06 Dec-10-2013
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What website are you using? On Newegg, the FX is $20 cheaper. Also, I do not know why, but I would go for the FX if they both are around $180.

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cistamlaka
15:44 Nov-15-2013
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How will this work with 7870,8GB RAM on 1080p?

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Generalissimo
12:59 Nov-20-2013
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beautifully!

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amp91god
21:29 Nov-13-2013
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This cpu rating should be 10. I can play battlefield 4 with everything max (2xmsaa of course) and crysis 3 everything max

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Generalissimo
13:03 Nov-20-2013
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Well, let's say it is a strong 9. It is true it is very powerful indeed, but the heaviest of games are moving towards even more than 4 cores (although at the moment 6,8,12 cores are not fully utilised), and this i5 in particular is not overclockable, plus there is a new generation already out (although very small differences in terms of processing performance). Finally, very strong graphics cards or many graphics cards together have been proven to work their best with more than 4 cores, usually i7, i7 extreme, or in some games, a piledriver 8-core fx will do.

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Generalissimo
13:04 Nov-20-2013
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Of course, the bottleneck isn't big most of the times.

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jamiee9200
16:40 Apr-05-2014
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Sorry for late reply, but this CPU is overclockable through software, just not through bios. Download CPU-Z and you can run it up to 4Ghz, with just a 7790 I can play BF4 High, I think this should be rerated as a 10

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devarshi23
13:12 Nov-05-2013
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soo how well will these 3rd generation i5 processor work with my gpu?

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mister47
17:07 Nov-05-2013
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You'll need a better GPU for this CPU, I suggest a 660Ti or a HD 7870 at least.

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devarshi23
06:36 Nov-06-2013
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so um whats gonna happen with my current gpu because i have changed my mind and now im upgrading to one of these,and i cant upgrade my gpu beacuse i got this recently :(

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mister47
08:46 Nov-06-2013
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Your current GPU will bottleneck this processor.

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Generalissimo
13:00 Nov-20-2013
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this doesn't mean that it is not worthy to upgrade your processor first, and your gpu in a few years of course!

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