CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 2120 vs 4365 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 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i3 2120  based on its single-core performance.

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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 2 GHz Around 65% higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,690 vs 911 More than 85% better PassMark (Single core) score
More l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 50% more l3 cache per core
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.42 GHz vs 2.8 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.37 GHz vs 2.8 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Opteron 4365

Reasons to consider the
AMD Opteron 4365

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Much more l2 cache 8 MB vs 0.5 MB 16x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More l3 cache 8 MB vs 3 MB Around 2.8x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More cores 8 vs 2 6 more cores; run more applications at once
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Significantly lower typical power consumption 32.5W vs 52.81W Around 40% lower typical power consumption
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Newer Nov, 2012 vs Jan, 2011 Release date over 1 years later
Better PassMark score 5,025 vs 3,901 Around 30% better PassMark score
Better performance per watt 3.84 pt/W vs 2.79 pt/W Around 40% better performance per watt
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 9.64 $/year vs 15.66 $/year Around 40% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 35.04 $/year vs 56.94 $/year Around 40% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 2120 vs Opteron 4365

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 2120  vs
Opteron 4365 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 2 GHz
Cores Dual core Octa core
Socket type
LGA 1155
AM2
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
Supplemental SSE3
AES

power consumption

TDP 65W 40W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 9.64 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 35.04 $/year
Performance per watt 2.79 pt/W 3.84 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 32.5W

details

Core i3 2120  vs
Opteron 4365 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 8
L2 cache 0.5 MB 8 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 2
Operating temperature Unknown - 69.1°C Unknown - 70°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.42 GHz 2.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.37 GHz 2.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.42 GHz 2.8 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

bus

Architecture DMI HyperTransport 3.0
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 6,400 MT/s
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