AMD FX-6330 vs Intel Core i3-4160

AMD FX-6330
AMD Socket AM3+ DESKTOP
3600 MHz / Cores: 6 / Dec 2015
AMD FX-6330

Intel Core i3-4160
Intel Socket 1150 DESKTOP
3600 MHz / Cores: 2 / Jul 2014
Intel Core i3-4160

Summary

Reasons to consider AMD FX-6330

This is a newer product, it might have better application compatibility/performance (check features chart below).
Higher theoretical multi-threaded performance, based on raw specifications plus core architecture.

Reasons to consider Intel Core i3-4160

71 watts lower power draw.
Has an integrated GPU, which allows to run the system without a dedicated graphics card, unlike the AMD FX-6330.
Higher theoretical gaming performance, based on raw specifications plus core architecture.

Intel Core i3-4160

Gaming

HWBench recommends Intel Core i3-4160

Based on game and synthetic benchmarks, and theoretical specifications.

No winner

Productivity

No clear winner declared


Specifications

Features

AMD FX-6330 Intel Core i3-4160
MMX
SSE
SSE2
SSE3
SSSE3
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
SSE4a
AMD64
AMD-V
AES
AVX
CLMUL
CVT16
EVP
FMA4
XOP
Turbo Core
HT3.1
AVX2
EIST
Intel 64
XD bit
VT-x
Hyper-Threading
AES-NI
TSX
FMA3

Architecture

AMD FX-6330 Intel Core i3-4160
Architecture AMD_Piledriver vs Intel_Haswell
Market Desktop vs Desktop
Memory Support DDR3 vs DDR3
Codename Vishera vs Haswell
Release Date Dec 2015 vs Jul 2014

Cores

AMD FX-6330 Intel Core i3-4160
Cores 6 vs 2
Threads 6 vs 4
SMPs 1 vs 1
Integrated Graphics No vs Intel HD 4400

Cache

AMD FX-6330 Intel Core i3-4160
L1 Cache 288 KB vs 64 KB (per core)
L2 Cache 6144 KB vs 256 KB (per core)
L3 Cache 8192 KB (shared) vs 3072 KB (shared)

Physical

AMD FX-6330 Intel Core i3-4160
Socket AMD Socket AM3+ vs Intel Socket 1150
Max Case Temp unknown vs 72°C
Package FC-PGA vs FC-LGA12C
Die Size 315 mm² vs 177 mm²
Process 32 nm vs 22 nm

Performance

AMD FX-6330 Intel Core i3-4160
Cpu Frequency 3600 MHz vs 3600 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed 4200 MHz vs none
Base Clock 200 MHz vs 100 MHz
Voltage 1.4 V vs unknown
TDP 125 W vs 54 W

Raw performance index

Raw single-thread performance estimation

  • AMD FX-6330
    2562 points
  • Intel Core i3-4160
    4032 points

Points - higher is better

Raw multi-thread performance estimation

  • AMD FX-6330
    10804 points
  • Intel Core i3-4160
    9676 points

Points - higher is better