CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3120M vs 4300M

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

3DMark06 (CPU), Passmark, GeekBench (32-bit) and GeekBench (64-bit)

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Passmark (Single Core)

Power Consumption

How much power does the processor require?

TDP

Features

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Features and specifications that differ between products

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i3 3120M

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i3 3120M

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Is hyperthreaded Yes vs No Somewhat common; Maximizes usage of each CPU core
Newer manufacturing process 22 nms vs 32 nms A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly more l3 cache 3 MB vs 0.5 MB 6x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much more l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 6x more l3 cache per core
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Better 3DMark06 CPU score 3,057 vs 1,684 More than 80% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Better PassMark score 3,342 vs 1,707 More than 95% better PassMark score
Better geekbench (64-bit) score 4,539 vs 2,583 More than 75% better geekbench (64-bit) score
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,313 vs 1,057 Around 25% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better performance per watt 13.02 pt/W vs 7 pt/W More than 85% better performance per watt
Marginally newer Sep, 2012 vs Jun, 2012 Release date 3 months later
Front view of AMD A4 4300M

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AMD A4 4300M

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Significantly higher Maximum Operating Temperature 100 °C vs 90 °C More than 10% higher Maximum Operating Temperature

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 3120M vs A4 4300M

GeekBench (32-bit)

A4 4300M
1,962

GeekBench (64-bit)

A4 4300M
2,583

GeekBench

A4 4300M
2,583

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

A4 4300M
1,684

Passmark

A4 4300M
1,707
Core i3 3120M A4 4300M @ cpubenchmark.net

Passmark (Single Core)

A4 4300M
1,057

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3120M  vs
A4 4300M 
Clock speed 2.5 GHz 2.5 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Is unlocked No No
Is hyperthreaded Yes No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has vitualization support Yes Yes
Instruction-set-extensions
MMX
SSE
SSE4.2
AVX
SSE3
SSE2
Supplemental SSE3
SSE4.1
SSE4
SSE4a
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 35W 35W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 8.43 $/year
Performance per watt 13.02 pt/W 7 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 28.44W

details

Core i3 3120M  vs
A4 4300M 
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 0.5 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nms 32 nms
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 90°C Unknown - 100°C

gpu

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4000 Radeon™ HD 7420
Intel Core i3 3120M
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AMD A4 4300M
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