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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 2.5 GHz More than 30% higher clock speed
Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better PassMark score 3,901 vs 1,251 More than 3x better PassMark score
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Much better performance per watt 2.79 pt/W vs 1.14 pt/W Around 2.5x better performance per watt
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.42 GHz vs 3.18 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.37 GHz vs 2.5 GHz Around 35% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Athlon 64 X2 BE-2450

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AMD Athlon 64 X2 BE-2450

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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
Significantly lower typical power consumption 36.56W vs 52.81W More than 30% lower typical power consumption
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year vs 15.66 $/year More than 30% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year vs 56.94 $/year More than 30% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 2120 vs Athlon 64 X2 BE-2450

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 2120  vs
Athlon 64 X2 BE-2450 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 2.5 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1155
AM2

features

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

details

Core i3 2120  vs
Athlon 64 X2 BE-2450 
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 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.42 GHz 3.18 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.37 GHz 2.5 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 1,336.7 632.7
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.42 GHz 3.18 GHz

power consumption

TDP 65W 45W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 10.84 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 39.42 $/year
Performance per watt 2.79 pt/W 1.14 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 36.56W
Intel Core i3 2120
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