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Front view of Intel Core i3 3120M

Reasons to consider the
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
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for maximum performance when needed, while conserving power and minimizing heat production when not needed
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Front view of Intel Celeron 900

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Celeron 900 vs the Core i3 3120M.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 3120M vs Celeron 900

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
Celeron 900
88,700 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
Celeron 900 
Clock speed 2.5 GHz 2.2 GHz
Cores Dual core Single core
Socket type
rPGA 988B
478

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes No
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes No

power consumption

TDP 35W 35W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 8.43 $/year
Performance per watt 3.96 pt/W 2.16 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 28.44W

details

Core i3 3120M  vs
Celeron 900 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 1
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 90°C Unknown - 105°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.53 GHz 3.11 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.5 GHz 2.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.53 GHz 3.11 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

bus

Architecture DMI FSB
Number of links 1 1
Intel Core i3 3120M
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