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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 2.4 GHz Around 40% higher clock speed
Much 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
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Much better PassMark score 3,901 vs 1,436 Around 2.8x better PassMark score
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,690 vs 800 More than 2x better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 5,008 vs 2,093 Around 2.5x better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Much better performance per watt 2.79 pt/W vs 1.14 pt/W Around 2.5x better performance per watt
Much more l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 6x more l3 cache per core
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.42 GHz vs 3.28 GHz Around 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.37 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 40% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD E2 3200

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AMD E2 3200

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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
Higher Maximum operating temperature 71.5 °C vs 69.1 °C Around 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Newer Nov, 2019 vs Jan, 2011 Release date over 8 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 2120 vs E2 3200

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 2120
5,008
E2 3200
2,093

GeekBench

Core i3 2120
8,526
E2 3200
2,093

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i3 2120
3,901
E2 3200
1,436

PassMark (Single Core)

Core i3 2120
1,690
E2 3200
800

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 2120  vs
E2 3200 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 2.4 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
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 65W 65W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 2.79 pt/W 1.14 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 52.81W

details

Core i3 2120  vs
E2 3200 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
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
Operating temperature Unknown - 69.1°C Unknown - 71.5°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.42 GHz 3.28 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.37 GHz 2.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.42 GHz 3.28 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 2000 AMD Radeon HD 6370D

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
Intel Core i3 2120
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