CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E7500 vs 2120 among desktop CPUs (45 to 75W)

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

Fire Strike

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?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

7.3

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i3 2120 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i3 2120  based on its performance and single-core performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core2 Duo E7500

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core2 Duo E7500

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Significantly more l2 cache 3 MB vs 0.5 MB 6x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 6x more l2 cache per core
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 74.1 °C vs 69.1 °C More than 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Better performance per dollar 5.72 pt/$ vs 1.59 pt/$ More than 3.5x better performance per dollar
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.83 GHz vs 3.44 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.98 GHz vs 3.41 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Core i3 2120

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Intel Core i3 2120

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Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 2.93 GHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much better geekbench 3 single core score 2,371 vs 1,553 Around 55% better geekbench 3 single core score
Significantly better PassMark score 3,869 vs 1,883 More than 2x better PassMark score
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Newer Jan, 2011 vs Jan, 2009 Release date over 2 years later
Slightly better performance per watt 3.3 pt/W vs 2.2 pt/W More than 50% better performance per watt

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Duo E7500 vs Core i3 2120

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

Core2 Duo E7500
124,700 MB/s
Core i3 2120
162,800 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Duo E7500  vs
Core i3 2120 
Clock speed 2.93 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 775
LGA 1155

features

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

power consumption

TDP 65W 65W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 2.2 pt/W 3.3 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 52.81W

details

Core2 Duo E7500  vs
Core i3 2120 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 3 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 11 33
Operating temperature Unknown - 74.1°C Unknown - 69.1°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.83 GHz 3.44 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.98 GHz 3.41 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.83 GHz 3.44 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 2000
Number of displays supported N/A 2
GPU clock speed N/A 850 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,100 MHz

bus

Architecture FSB DMI
Number of links 1 1
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