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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Pentium 2129Y

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More l2 cache 1 MB vs 0.5 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much lower typical power consumption 8.13W vs 44.69W 5.5x lower typical power consumption
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 105 °C vs 65.3 °C More than 60% higher Maximum operating temperature
Better performance per watt 5.33 pt/W vs 2.69 pt/W Around 2x better performance per watt
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Much lower annual home energy cost 2.41 $/year vs 13.25 $/year 5.5x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 8.76 $/year vs 48.18 $/year 5.5x lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Jan, 2013 vs Sep, 2012 Release date 4 months later
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Much better 3DMark06 CPU score 47.7 vs 20.5 More than 2.2x better 3DMark06 CPU score
Much higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 1.1 GHz Around 3x higher clock speed
Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 5,351 vs 1,528 More than 3.5x better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Much higher GPU clock speed 650 MHz vs 350 MHz More than 85% higher GPU clock speed
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,764 vs 555 Around 3.2x better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better performance per dollar 1.18 pt/$ vs 0.4 pt/$ Around 3x better performance per dollar
Significantly better turbo clock speed 1,050 MHz vs 850 MHz Around 25% better turbo clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.43 GHz vs 1.1 GHz More than 3x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better PassMark score 4,229 vs 1,087 Around 4x better PassMark score
More l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 50% more l3 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.46 GHz vs 1.1 GHz Around 3.2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium 2129Y vs Core i3 3220

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

Pentium 2129Y  vs
Core i3 3220 
Clock speed 1.1 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
BGA 1023
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
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 10W 55W
Annual home energy cost 2.41 $/year 13.25 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 8.76 $/year 48.18 $/year
Performance per watt 5.33 pt/W 2.69 pt/W
Typical power consumption 8.13W 44.69W

bus

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

details

Pentium 2129Y  vs
Core i3 3220 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 1 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 2 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 1 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 11 33
Operating temperature Unknown - 105°C Unknown - 65.3°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.1 GHz 3.43 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.1 GHz 3.46 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.1 GHz 3.43 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics Intel® HD Graphics 2500
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed 850 MHz 1,050 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 12,800 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 32,768 MB
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