CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3120M vs G530

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

Passmark and GeekBench

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Passmark (Single Core)

Power Consumption

How much power does the processor require?

TDP

Value

Performance Per Dollar

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i3 3120M

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Is hyperthreaded Yes vs No Somewhat common; Maximizes usage of each CPU core
Newer manufacturing process 22 nms vs 32 nms A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
More number of displays supported 3 vs 2 1 more number of displays supported
Significantly higher Maximum Operating Temperature 90 °C vs 69.1 °C More than 30% higher Maximum Operating Temperature
Lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 52.81W More than 45% lower typical power consumption
Better performance per watt 13.33 pt/W vs 5.6 pt/W Around 2.5x better performance per watt
More l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 50% more l3 cache per core
Better 3DMark11 physics score 3,120 vs 2,180 Around 45% better 3DMark11 physics score
Better PassMark score 3,342 vs 2,173 Around 55% better PassMark score
Better geekbench (64-bit) score 6,895 vs 5,467 More than 25% better geekbench (64-bit) score
Marginally newer Sep, 2012 vs Jul, 2011 Release date over 1 years later
Lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 56.94 $/year More than 45% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 15.66 $/year More than 45% lower annual home energy cost
Front view of Intel Celeron G530

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Intel Celeron G530

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Much better performance per dollar 8.67 pt/$ vs 2.07 pt/$ Around 4.2x better performance per dollar

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 3120M vs Celeron G530

GeekBench

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

Core i3 3120M Celeron G530 @ community.futuremark.com

Passmark

Core i3 3120M Celeron G530 @ cpubenchmark.net

Passmark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3120M  vs
Celeron G530 
Clock speed 2.5 GHz 2.4 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
rPGA 988B
LGA 1155
Is hyperthreaded Yes No

features

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

gpu

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4000 Intel® HD Graphics
Number of displays supported 3 2
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 850 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz 1,000 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3L-1600
DDR3RS-1333
DDR3L-1333
DDR3RS-1600
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 17,066.66 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 32,768 MB

details

Core i3 3120M  vs
Celeron G530 
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
L3 cache 3 MB 2 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nms 32 nms
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 25 24
Operating temperature Unknown - 90°C Unknown - 69.1°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.5 GHz 2.51 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.5 GHz 2.54 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.5 GHz 2.51 GHz

power consumption

TDP 35W 65W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 13.33 pt/W 5.6 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 52.81W

bus

Architecture DMI DMI
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s
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