CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 2120 vs 4130 among desktop 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

Fire Strike

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?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

7.1

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD FX 4130 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD FX 4130  based on its overclocking.

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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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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Front view of AMD FX 4130

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AMD FX 4130

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 2120 vs FX 4130

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 2120
5,074
FX 4130
5,382

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 2120
2,371
FX 4130
1,861

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 2120
162,800 MB/s
FX 4130
2,150,000 MB/s

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

Core i3 2120
3,880
FX 4130
5,990

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i3 2120
3,901
FX 4130
4,157

PassMark (Single Core)

Core i3 2120
1,690
FX 4130
1,250

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 2120  vs
FX 4130 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 3.8 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1155
AM3+
Is unlocked No Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
ABM
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 65W 125W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 30.11 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 109.5 $/year
Performance per watt 2.78 pt/W 6.79 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 101.56W

bus

Architecture DMI HyperTransport 3.1

details

Core i3 2120  vs
FX 4130 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 0.5 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 4 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 33 20
Operating temperature Unknown - 69.1°C Unknown - 70°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.43 GHz 4.42 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.39 GHz 4.69 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.43 GHz 4.42 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics 2000 N/A
Number of displays supported 2 N/A
GPU clock speed 850 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz N/A

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 29,866.66 MB/s
Intel Core i3 2120
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