CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3120M vs 300 among all CPUs

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

7.6

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i3 3120M 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i3 3120M  based on its performance and single-core performance.

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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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Significantly higher clock speed 2.5 GHz vs 1.3 GHz More than 90% higher clock speed
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 40 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better PCMark 8 home 3.0 accelerated score 2,115 vs 956 Around 2.2x better PCMark 8 home 3.0 accelerated score
Much better geekbench 2 (64-bit) score 4,075 vs 882 More than 4.5x better geekbench 2 (64-bit) score
Much better cloud gate score 3,537 vs 1,068 More than 3.2x better cloud gate score
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,313 vs 342 More than 3.8x better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly higher GPU clock speed 650 MHz vs 488 MHz Around 35% higher GPU clock speed
Significantly better 3DMark06 CPU score 3,057 vs 838.5 Around 3.8x better 3DMark06 CPU score
Better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 3,978 vs 827 More than 4.8x better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Newer Sep, 2012 vs Aug, 2011 Release date over 1 years later
Front view of AMD E 300

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AMD E 300

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Lower typical power consumption 14.63W vs 28.44W Around 50% lower typical power consumption
Lower annual commercial energy cost 15.77 $/year vs 30.66 $/year Around 50% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 4.34 $/year vs 8.43 $/year Around 50% lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 3120M vs E 300

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

E 300
956

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

E 300
571

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

E 300
1,068

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

E 300
896

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

E 300
512

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 3120M
131,100 MB/s
E 300
41,900 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

E 300
619

PassMark (Single Core)

E 300
342

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3120M  vs
E 300 
Clock speed 2.5 GHz 1.3 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual 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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3L-1333
DDR3RS-1600
DDR3RS-1333

details

Core i3 3120M  vs
E 300 
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 nm 40 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 25 5
Operating temperature Unknown - 90°C Unknown - 90°C

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4000 Radeon™ HD 6310
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 488 MHz

power consumption

TDP 35W 18W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 4.34 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year 15.77 $/year
Performance per watt 5 pt/W 2.85 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 14.63W
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