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Front view of Intel Core i3 2120

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i3 2120

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Significantly higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 2.5 GHz More than 30% higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.42 GHz vs 2.5 GHz More than 35% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.37 GHz vs 2.5 GHz Around 35% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Jan, 2011 vs Apr, 2010 Release date 8 months later
Front view of AMD Turion II M560

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AMD Turion II M560

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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
Significantly lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 52.81W More than 45% lower typical power consumption
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
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

Features Key features of the Core i3 2120  vs Turion II M560 

clock speed

Core i3 2120
3.3 GHz
Turion II M560
2.5 GHz

L2 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Core i3 2120
3.42 GHz
Turion II M560
2.5 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Core i3 2120
3.37 GHz
Turion II M560
2.5 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 2120  vs
Turion II M560 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 2.5 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1155
S1
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 35W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 8.43 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 30.66 $/year
Typical power consumption 52.81W 28.44W

details

Core i3 2120  vs
Turion II M560 
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
Manufacture process 32 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.42 GHz 2.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.37 GHz 2.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.42 GHz 2.5 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
Intel Core i3 2120
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