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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core2 Duo E8235

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Intel Core2 Duo E8235

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Core2 Duo E8235 vs the Core i3 3120M.

Front view of Intel Core i3 3120M

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Duo E8235 vs Core i3 3120M

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core2 Duo E8235
2.24 mHash/s
Core i3 3120M
9.79 mHash/s

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 E8235
114,500 MB/s
Core i3 3120M
131,100 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Duo E8235  vs
Core i3 3120M 
Clock speed 2.8 GHz 2.5 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
P
rPGA 988B

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3

details

Core2 Duo E8235  vs
Core i3 3120M 
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 6 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 3 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.8 GHz 2.53 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.8 GHz 2.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.8 GHz 2.53 GHz

power consumption

Typical power consumption N/A 28.44W
Intel Core2 Duo E8235
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