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Front view of Intel Core i3 2125

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Intel Core i3 2125

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 77.19W More than 30% lower typical power consumption
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 69.1 °C vs 62.5 °C More than 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 22.89 $/year More than 30% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 83.22 $/year More than 30% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD FX 6300

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Much more l2 cache 6 MB vs 1 MB 6x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
More cores 6 vs 2 Three times as many cores; run more applications at once
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.75 GHz vs 3.49 GHz More than 35% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 3.3 GHz More than 5% higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.82 GHz vs 3.3 GHz More than 45% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Oct, 2012 vs Jul, 2011 Release date over 1 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 2125 vs FX 6300

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 2125
5,105
FX 6300
7,871

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 2125
2,425
FX 6300
2,053

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 2125
160,600 MB/s
FX 6300
2,290,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 2125
5,119
FX 6300
7,447

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 2125
5,318
FX 6300
8,232

GeekBench

Core i3 2125
8,947
FX 6300
9,503

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i3 2125
3,996
FX 6300
6,444

PassMark (Single Core)

Core i3 2125
1,705
FX 6300
1,446

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 2125  vs
FX 6300 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 3.5 GHz
Cores Dual core Hexa core
Socket type
LGA 1155
AM3+
Is unlocked No Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
ABM
BMI1
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics 3000 N/A
Number of displays supported 2 N/A
GPU clock speed 850 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz N/A

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 29,866.66 MB/s

details

Core i3 2125  vs
FX 6300 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 6
L2 cache 1 MB 6 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.33 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 33 20
Operating temperature Unknown - 69.1°C Unknown - 62.5°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 0 82
Overclock review score 0.8 0.8
Overclocked clock speed 3.49 GHz 4.75 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.3 GHz 4.82 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.49 GHz 4.75 GHz

power consumption

TDP 65W 95W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 2.79 pt/W 9.84 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 77.19W
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