CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3120M vs 3530MX 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

1.4

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i3 3120M 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 3120M vs A8 3530MX

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i3 3120M
9.79 mHash/s
A8 3530MX
32.46 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

A8 3530MX
0.3 fps

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

A8 3530MX
1,929

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

A8 3530MX
3,670

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 3530MX
3,844

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 3530MX
1,164

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 3120M
131,100 MB/s
A8 3530MX
98,650 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

A8 3530MX
2,384

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3120M  vs
A8 3530MX 
Clock speed 2.5 GHz 1.9 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
MMX
AVX
SSE3
SSE
AMD64
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 35W 45W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 10.84 $/year
Performance per watt 3.96 pt/W 2.94 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 36.56W

details

Core i3 3120M  vs
A8 3530MX 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
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 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 25 13
Operating temperature Unknown - 90°C Unknown - 100°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.53 GHz 2.76 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.5 GHz 1.9 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.53 GHz 2.76 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4000 Radeon™ HD 6620G
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 444 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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