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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 1 GHz More than 3.2x higher clock speed
Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 5,008 vs 678 Around 7.5x better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Much higher GPU clock speed 850 MHz vs 276 MHz More than 3x higher GPU clock speed
Significantly newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 40 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,690 vs 265 Around 6.5x better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 5,074 vs 722 More than 7x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Significantly more l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 3x more l3 cache per core
Slightly more l3 cache 3 MB vs 1 MB 3x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Front view of AMD C 50

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AMD C 50

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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 7.31W vs 52.81W 7.2x lower typical power consumption
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 90 °C vs 69.1 °C More than 30% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower annual home energy cost 2.17 $/year vs 15.66 $/year 7.2x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 7.88 $/year vs 56.94 $/year 7.2x lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 2120 vs AMD C 50

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 2120
162,800 MB/s
AMD C 50
32,500 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 2120  vs
AMD C 50 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 1 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual 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
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

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

details

Core i3 2120  vs
AMD C 50 
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 0.5 MB 2 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 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 40 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 33 5
Operating temperature Unknown - 69.1°C Unknown - 90°C

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 2000 Radeon™ HD 6250
GPU clock speed 850 MHz 276 MHz

power consumption

TDP 65W 9W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 2.17 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 7.88 $/year
Performance per watt 2.79 pt/W 3.24 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 7.31W
Intel Core i3 2120
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