CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3120M vs 5200 among laptop CPUs (over 15W)

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

6.5

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i3 3120M 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i3 3120M

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Intel Core i3 3120M

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

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i3 3120M
9.79 mHash/s
A6 5200
19 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

A6 5200
0.51 fps

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

A6 5200
1,790

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

A6 5200
1,486

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

A6 5200
2,476

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A6 5200
3,330

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A6 5200
1,061

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 3120M
131,100 MB/s
A6 5200
982,400 MB/s

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

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 4 pt/W 9.42 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
L3 cache 3 MB None
Manufacture process 22 nm 28 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 90°C Unknown - 90°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.53 GHz 2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.5 GHz 2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.53 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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