CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 2120 vs 2352 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

7.3

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i3 2120 

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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 newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 2.1 GHz More than 55% higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much better geekbench 3 single core score 2,371 vs 980 Around 2.5x better geekbench 3 single core score
Significantly better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 5,074 vs 1,932 Around 2.8x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.42 GHz vs 2.1 GHz Around 65% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly more l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 3x more l3 cache per core
Higher Maximum operating temperature 69.1 °C vs 55 °C More than 25% higher Maximum operating temperature
Lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 60.94W Around 15% lower typical power consumption
Better performance per watt 2.79 pt/W vs 0.57 pt/W Around 5x better performance per watt
Newer Jan, 2011 vs Apr, 2008 Release date over 2 years later
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.37 GHz vs 2.1 GHz More than 60% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 65.7 $/year Around 15% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 18.07 $/year Around 15% lower annual home energy cost
Front view of AMD Opteron 2352

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AMD Opteron 2352

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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
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 2120 vs Opteron 2352

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
Opteron 2352
80.8 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 2120  vs
Opteron 2352 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 2.1 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1155
F
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
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 65W 75W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 18.07 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 65.7 $/year
Performance per watt 2.79 pt/W 0.57 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 60.94W

details

Core i3 2120  vs
Opteron 2352 
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 0.5 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 2 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 2
Clock multiplier 33 10
Operating temperature Unknown - 69.1°C 0 - 55°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.42 GHz 2.1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.37 GHz 2.1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.42 GHz 2.1 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
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