CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3120M vs 3650

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

Passmark and GeekBench

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Passmark (Single Core)

Power Consumption

How much power does the processor require?

TDP

Value

Performance Per Dollar

CPUBoss Score

Performance, Single-core Performance, Power Consumption and Value

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Intel Core i3 3120M 

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Front view of Intel Core i3 3120M

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 lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 105.55W 3.7x lower typical power consumption
Significantly more l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 6x more l3 cache per core
Significantly higher Maximum Operating Temperature 90 °C vs 72.7 °C Around 25% higher Maximum Operating Temperature
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,313 vs 900 More than 45% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better performance per watt 12.86 pt/W vs 3.72 pt/W Around 3.5x better performance per watt
Much lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 37.37 $/year 4.4x lower annual home energy cost
Marginally newer Sep, 2012 vs Jul, 2011 Release date over 1 years later
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 105.12 $/year 3.4x lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD A6 3650

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AMD A6 3650

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More l2 cache 4 MB vs 1 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Significantly more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.49 GHz vs 2.54 GHz More than 35% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better geekbench (64-bit) score 6,340 vs 4,539 Around 40% better geekbench (64-bit) score
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.58 GHz vs 2.5 GHz Around 45% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 3120M vs A6 3650

GeekBench (32-bit)

A6 3650
4,784

GeekBench (64-bit)

A6 3650
6,340

GeekBench

A6 3650
6,340

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

A6 3650
3,350
Core i3 3120M A6 3650 @ community.futuremark.com
At this clock speed we could run Hyper Pi, 3DMark Vantage and even Prime95 without hitting and blue screens.
A6 3650 | by Legit Reviews (Jul, 2011)

Passmark

A6 3650
3,199
Core i3 3120M A6 3650 @ cpubenchmark.net
Benchmark Results: Running Cinebench R11.5 in 64-bit mode shows that Intel has better x86 CPU performance.
A6 3650 | by Legit Reviews (Jul, 2011)

Passmark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3120M  vs
A6 3650 
Clock speed 2.5 GHz 2.6 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad 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
SSE4a
3DNow!
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

gpu

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4000 Radeon™ HD 6530D

details

Core i3 3120M  vs
A6 3650 
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 1 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 - 72.7°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.54 GHz 3.49 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.5 GHz 3.58 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.54 GHz 3.49 GHz

power consumption

TDP 35W 100W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 37.37 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year 105.12 $/year
Performance per watt 12.86 pt/W 3.72 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 105.55W
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