CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 2120 vs K625 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 performance and 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 1.5 GHz Around 2.2x higher clock speed
Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 5,008 vs 1,885 Around 2.8x better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
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
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,690 vs 508 More than 3.2x better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 5,074 vs 1,442 More than 3.5x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.42 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 2.2x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.37 GHz vs 1.5 GHz Around 2.2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Jan, 2011 vs May, 2010 Release date 7 months later
Front view of AMD Turion II Neo K625

Reasons to consider the
AMD Turion II Neo K625

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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
Much lower typical power consumption 12.19W vs 52.81W 4.3x lower typical power consumption
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Better performance per watt 4.05 pt/W vs 2.79 pt/W More than 45% better performance per watt
Much lower annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year vs 15.66 $/year 4.3x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year vs 56.94 $/year 4.3x lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 2120 vs Turion II Neo K625

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
Turion II Neo K625
63,300 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 2120  vs
Turion II Neo K625 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 1.5 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 15W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 3.61 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 13.14 $/year
Performance per watt 2.79 pt/W 4.05 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 12.19W

details

Core i3 2120  vs
Turion II Neo K625 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 0.5 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.42 GHz 1.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.37 GHz 1.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.42 GHz 1.6 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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