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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 GHz Around 65% higher clock speed
Much higher GPU clock speed 850 MHz vs 0 MHz Compared to all cpus, 850 MHz GPU clock speed is just OK
More l3 cache 3 MB vs None Compared to all cpus, 3 MB l3 cache is just OK
Front view of AMD A6 5200M

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AMD A6 5200M

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Much more l2 cache 2 MB vs 0.5 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much lower typical power consumption 20.31W vs 52.81W 2.6x lower typical power consumption
Newer manufacturing process 28 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Much lower annual home energy cost 6.02 $/year vs 15.66 $/year 2.6x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 21.9 $/year vs 56.94 $/year 2.6x lower annual commercial energy cost

Features Key features of the Core i3 2120  vs A6 5200M 

clock speed

Core i3 2120
3.3 GHz
A6 5200M
2 GHz

L2 cache

Core i3 2120
0.5 MB
A6 5200M
2 MB

gpu clock speed

Core i3 2120
850 MHz
A6 5200M
0 MHz

TDP

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 2120  vs
A6 5200M 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 2 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
FMA4
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES

details

Core i3 2120  vs
A6 5200M 
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 0.5 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB None
Manufacture process 32 nm 28 nm

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 2000 Radeon™ HD 8400
GPU clock speed 850 MHz 0 MHz

power consumption

TDP 65W 25W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 6.02 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 21.9 $/year
Typical power consumption 52.81W 20.31W
Intel Core i3 2120
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AMD A6 5200M
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