AMD FX-4330 vs Intel Core i5-2500S

Compare AMD 2 core CPU vs Intel Core 4 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

19 %
20 %
5% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

34 %
35 %
2% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

14 %
15 %
7% slightly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

14 %
15 %
7% slightly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

18% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

9% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score



Number of physical processing units

100% significantly more cores


Number of logical processing units



Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

95 W
65 W
46% significantly lower TDP

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

826th of 1,327
810th of 1,327


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Release date

The official date of release of this chip

February 2011

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory


FX-4330 vs Core i5-2500S specs and performance

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the Core i5-2500S is faster than the FX-4330. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the FX-4330 in all gaming tests too.

In terms of the number of cores of each of these CPUs, the Core i5-2500S has significantly more cores than the FX-4330. Indeed, the Core i5-2500S has 4 cores compared to 2 cores found in the FX-4330. But they both have the same number of threads. The Core i5-2500S outputs less heat than FX-4330 thanks to a significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.

The more cores a CPU has, the better the overall performance will be in parallel workloads such as multitasking. Many CPUs have more threads than cores, this means that each physical core is split into multiple logical cores, making them more efficient. Indeed, the FX-4330 has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.


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