CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 2120 vs 1800 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

7.5

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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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 1.7 GHz Around 95% higher clock speed
Much better turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz vs 680 MHz More than 60% better turbo clock speed
Much higher GPU clock speed 850 MHz vs 523 MHz Around 65% higher GPU clock speed
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,679 vs 451 Around 3.8x better PassMark (Single core) score
Better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 5,008 vs 1,093 More than 4.5x better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.44 GHz vs 1.72 GHz Around 2x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Slightly better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 5,074 vs 1,184 More than 4.2x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.41 GHz vs 1.7 GHz More than 2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD E2 1800

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AMD E2 1800

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Much higher Maximum operating temperature 100 °C vs 69.1 °C Around 45% higher Maximum operating temperature
Lower typical power consumption 14.63W vs 52.81W 3.6x lower typical power consumption
Newer Jun, 2012 vs Jan, 2011 Release date over 1 years later
Lower annual home energy cost 4.34 $/year vs 15.66 $/year 3.6x lower annual home energy cost
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 E2 1800

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 2120
5,074
E2 1800
1,184

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 2120
2,371
E2 1800
659

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 2120
162,800 MB/s
E2 1800
55,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 2120
5,008
E2 1800
1,093

GeekBench

Core i3 2120
8,526
E2 1800
1,628

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i3 2120
3,869
E2 1800
840

PassMark (Single Core)

Core i3 2120
1,679
E2 1800
451

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 2120  vs
E2 1800 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 1.7 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

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 3.33 pt/W 3.32 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 14.63W

details

Core i3 2120  vs
E2 1800 
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 0.5 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 0.5 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 33 5
Operating temperature Unknown - 69.1°C Unknown - 100°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.44 GHz 1.72 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.41 GHz 1.7 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.44 GHz 1.72 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 2000 Radeon™ HD 7340
GPU clock speed 850 MHz 523 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz 680 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
Intel Core i3 2120
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