CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 2120 vs 240 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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Intel Core i3 2120

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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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Much higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 1.5 GHz Around 2.2x higher clock speed
Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 5,008 vs 508 More than 9.8x better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Much better turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz vs 500 MHz Around 2.2x better turbo clock speed
Much higher GPU clock speed 850 MHz vs 500 MHz 70% 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 geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 5,074 vs 513 Around 10x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,690 vs 350 More than 4.8x better PassMark (Single core) score
More l3 cache 3 MB vs 0.5 MB 6x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Significantly more l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 3x more l3 cache per core
More threads 4 vs 1 3 more threads
More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Better performance per watt 2.79 pt/W vs 1.81 pt/W Around 55% better performance per watt
Front view of AMD E 240

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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 lower typical power consumption 14.63W vs 52.81W 3.6x 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 4.34 $/year vs 15.66 $/year 3.6x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 15.77 $/year vs 56.94 $/year 3.6x lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 2120 vs E 240

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 2120
5,074
E 240
513

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 2120
2,371
E 240
522

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 2120
162,800 MB/s
E 240
45,800 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 2120
5,008
E 240
508

GeekBench

Core i3 2120
8,526
E 240
929

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i3 2120
3,901
E 240
321

PassMark (Single Core)

Core i3 2120
1,690
E 240
350

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 2120  vs
E 240 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 1.5 GHz
Cores Dual core Single core
Socket type
LGA 1155
940
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
E 240 
Threads 4 1
L2 cache 0.5 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 0.5 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 6310
GPU clock speed 850 MHz 500 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz 500 MHz

power consumption

TDP 65W 18W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 4.34 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 15.77 $/year
Performance per watt 2.79 pt/W 1.81 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 14.63W
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