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Front view of Intel Core i3 3120M

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Intel Core i3 3120M

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Front view of AMD Turion II M520

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the AMD Turion II M520 vs the Intel Core i3 3120M.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 3120M vs Turion II M520

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 3120M
131,100 MB/s
Turion II M520
91,800 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3120M  vs
Turion II M520 
Clock speed 2.5 GHz 2.3 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
rPGA 988B
S1
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
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 35W 35W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 8.43 $/year
Performance per watt 3.96 pt/W 2.51 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 28.44W

details

Core i3 3120M  vs
Turion II M520 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.53 GHz 2.43 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.5 GHz 2.3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.53 GHz 2.43 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4000 N/A
Number of displays supported 3 N/A
GPU clock speed 650 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz N/A
Intel Core i3 3120M
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