CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 2120 vs 3650 among desktop CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

7.3

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i3 2120 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i3 2120

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i3 2120

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Much higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 2.6 GHz More than 25% higher clock speed
Much better performance per watt 2.79 pt/W vs 1.04 pt/W Around 2.8x better performance per watt
Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 105.55W Around 50% lower typical power consumption
Much more l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 6x more l3 cache per core
Much lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 37.37 $/year 2.4x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 105.12 $/year More than 45% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD A6 3650

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AMD A6 3650

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Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 0.5 MB 8x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 72.7 °C vs 69.1 °C More than 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 5.12 GHz vs 3.37 GHz More than 50% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.5 GHz vs 3.42 GHz Almost the same

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 2120 vs A6 3650

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i3 2120
2 mPixels/s
A6 3650
-1 mPixels/s

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

Core i3 2120
2,136
A6 3650
1,902

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 2120
5,074
A6 3650
4,900

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 2120
2,371
A6 3650
1,372

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 2120
162,800 MB/s
A6 3650
108,700 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 2120
5,008
A6 3650
4,760

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i3 2120
3,901
A6 3650
3,169

PassMark (Single Core)

Core i3 2120
1,690
A6 3650
903

Reviews Word on the street

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 2120  vs
A6 3650 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 2.6 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
AMD64
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
AMD-V
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 2000 Radeon™ HD 6530D
GPU clock speed 850 MHz 443 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3

details

Core i3 2120  vs
A6 3650 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 0.5 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 1 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 69.1°C Unknown - 72.7°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 22 10
Overclock review score 1 4
Overclocked clock speed 3.42 GHz 3.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.37 GHz 5.12 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.42 GHz 3.5 GHz

power consumption

TDP 65W 100W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 37.37 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 105.12 $/year
Performance per watt 2.79 pt/W 1.04 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 105.55W
Intel Core i3 2120
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