CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3120M vs 5200

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

How does CPUBoss rank the features of each product?

Features and specifications that differ between products

CPUBoss Score

Performance, Single-core Performance, Power Consumption and Features

Winner
Intel Core i3 3120M 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i3 3120M  based on its performance.

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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
Higher clock speed 2.5 GHz vs 2 GHz 25% higher clock speed
Significantly newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 28 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,313 vs 781 Around 70% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better PassMark score 3,342 vs 1,242 Around 2.8x better PassMark score
Higher GPU clock speed 650 MHz vs 600 MHz Around 10% higher GPU clock speed
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.54 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 25% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.5 GHz vs 2 GHz 25% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD A6 5200

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AMD A6 5200

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More l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Lower typical power consumption 20.31W vs 28.44W Around 30% lower typical power consumption
Newer May, 2013 vs Sep, 2012 Release date 7 months later
Lower annual home energy cost 6.02 $/year vs 8.43 $/year Around 30% lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 3120M vs A6 5200

GeekBench

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

Passmark

Core i3 3120M A6 5200 @ cpubenchmark.net

Passmark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3120M  vs
A6 5200 
Clock speed 2.5 GHz 2 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Is unlocked No No
Is hyperthreaded Yes No

features

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

power consumption

TDP 35W 25W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 6.02 $/year
Performance per watt 12.4 pt/W 12.85 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 20.31W

details

Core i3 3120M  vs
A6 5200 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 28 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 90°C Unknown - 90°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.54 GHz 2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.5 GHz 2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.54 GHz 2 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4000 Radeon™ HD 8400
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 600 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3L-1333
DDR3RS-1600
DDR3RS-1333
Intel Core i3 3120M
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