CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of T5300 vs 2120 among all CPUs

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

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

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?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, 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 T5300

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core2 Duo T5300

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Much more l2 cache 2 MB vs 0.5 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Significantly lower typical power consumption 27.63W vs 52.81W Around 50% lower typical power consumption
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 8.19 $/year vs 15.66 $/year Around 50% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 29.78 $/year vs 56.94 $/year Around 50% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of Intel Core i3 2120

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Intel Core i3 2120

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Much higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 1.73 GHz More than 90% higher clock speed
Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 5,008 vs 1,481 Around 3.5x better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,690 vs 603 More than 2.8x better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 5,074 vs 1,599 Around 3.2x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.42 GHz vs 2.08 GHz Around 65% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.37 GHz vs 1.73 GHz Around 95% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Better performance per watt 2.79 pt/W vs 2.01 pt/W Around 40% better performance per watt

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Duo T5300 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 T5300
73,650 MB/s
Core i3 2120
162,800 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Duo T5300  vs
Core i3 2120 
Clock speed 1.73 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
478
M
LGA 1155

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support No 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 34W 65W
Annual home energy cost 8.19 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 29.78 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 2.01 pt/W 2.79 pt/W
Typical power consumption 27.63W 52.81W

details

Core2 Duo T5300  vs
Core i3 2120 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 2 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 13 33

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.08 GHz 3.42 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.73 GHz 3.37 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 93.6 1,336.7
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.08 GHz 3.42 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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