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Front view of Intel Core i3 2120

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i3 2120

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Significantly higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 2.9 GHz Around 15% higher clock speed
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.42 GHz vs 2.9 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.37 GHz vs 2.9 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD A4 3450

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AMD A4 3450

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Much more l2 cache 1 MB vs 0.5 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core

Features Key features of the Core i3 2120  vs A4 3450 

clock speed

Core i3 2120
3.3 GHz
A4 3450
2.9 GHz

L2 cache

Core i3 2120
0.5 MB
A4 3450
1 MB

overclocked clock speed (air)

Core i3 2120
3.42 GHz
A4 3450
2.9 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Core i3 2120
3.37 GHz
A4 3450
2.9 GHz

TDP

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 2120  vs
A4 3450 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 2.9 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1155
FM1

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

details

Core i3 2120  vs
A4 3450 
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 0.5 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.42 GHz 2.9 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.37 GHz 2.9 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.42 GHz 2.9 GHz

power consumption

TDP 65W 65W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 56.94 $/year
Typical power consumption 52.81W 52.81W
Intel Core i3 2120
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