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Intel Core i3 2120

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i3 2120

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Intel Core i3 2120

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Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 65% higher clock speed
Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 5,074 vs 659 Around 7.8x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,690 vs 549 More than 3x better PassMark (Single core) score
Newer Jan, 2011 vs Mar, 2005 Release date over 5 years later
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.42 GHz vs 2.38 GHz Around 45% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More threads 4 vs 1 3 more threads
Better performance per watt 2.79 pt/W vs 0.82 pt/W Around 3.5x better performance per watt
More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.37 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 70% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
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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 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Significantly lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 52.81W More than 45% lower typical power consumption
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 95 °C vs 69.1 °C More than 35% higher Maximum operating temperature
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 15.66 $/year More than 45% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 56.94 $/year More than 45% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 2120 vs Turion 64 technology ML-37

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

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 2120  vs
Turion 64 technology ML-37 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 2 GHz
Cores Dual core Single core
Socket type
LGA 1155
754

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3

details

Core i3 2120  vs
Turion 64 technology ML-37 
Threads 4 1
L2 cache 0.5 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 69.1°C Unknown - 95°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.42 GHz 2.38 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.37 GHz 2 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 1,336.7 293.9
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.42 GHz 2.38 GHz

power consumption

TDP 65W 35W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 8.43 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 30.66 $/year
Performance per watt 2.79 pt/W 0.82 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 28.44W
Intel Core i3 2120
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