CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 2120 vs 7410 among all 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

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

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?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

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CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i3 2120 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i3 2120  based on its performance and single-core performance.

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Front view of Intel Core i3 2120

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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Significantly higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 2.2 GHz Around 50% higher clock speed
Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 5,074 vs 661 Around 7.8x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
More l3 cache 3 MB vs None Compared to all cpus, 3 MB l3 cache is just OK
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,690 vs 926 Around 85% better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.42 GHz vs 2.39 GHz Around 45% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.37 GHz vs 2.2 GHz Around 55% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD A8 7410

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AMD A8 7410

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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 better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score 4.31 mPixels/s vs 2 mPixels/s Around 2.2x better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score
Much lower typical power consumption 12.19W vs 52.81W 4.3x 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
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 90 °C vs 69.1 °C More than 30% higher Maximum operating temperature
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Better performance per watt 5.62 pt/W vs 2.79 pt/W More than 2x better performance per watt
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 3.61 $/year vs 15.66 $/year 4.3x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year vs 56.94 $/year 4.3x lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 2120 vs A8 7410

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i3 2120
2 mPixels/s
A8 7410
4.31 mPixels/s

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 2120
5,074
A8 7410
661

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 2120
2,371
A8 7410
666

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 2120
162,800 MB/s
A8 7410
466.25 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i3 2120
3,901
A8 7410
2,708

PassMark (Single Core)

Core i3 2120
1,690
A8 7410
926

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 2120  vs
A8 7410 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 2.2 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

power consumption

TDP 65W 15W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 3.61 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 13.14 $/year
Performance per watt 2.79 pt/W 5.62 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 12.19W

details

Core i3 2120  vs
A8 7410 
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
Operating temperature Unknown - 69.1°C Unknown - 90°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.42 GHz 2.39 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.37 GHz 2.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.42 GHz 2.39 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 2000 Radeon™ R5
GPU clock speed 850 MHz 847 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
DDR3L-1866
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