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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Pentium 730

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Intel Pentium 730

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Pentium 730 vs the Core i3 3120M.

Front view of Intel Core i3 3120M

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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

Features Key features of the Pentium 730  vs Core i3 3120M 

clock speed

Pentium 730
1.6 GHz
Core i3 3120M
2.5 GHz

L2 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Pentium 730
2.22 GHz
Core i3 3120M
2.53 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Pentium 730
2.77 GHz
Core i3 3120M
2.5 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium 730  vs
Core i3 3120M 
Clock speed 1.6 GHz 2.5 GHz
Cores Single core Dual core
Socket type
479
rPGA 988B

features

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

power consumption

TDP 27W 35W
Annual home energy cost 6.5 $/year 8.43 $/year
Typical power consumption 21.94W 28.44W

bus

Architecture FSB DMI
Number of links 1 1

details

Pentium 730  vs
Core i3 3120M 
Architecture x86 x86-64
Threads 1 4
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 2 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 90 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 12 25

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.22 GHz 2.53 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.77 GHz 2.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.22 GHz 2.53 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,100 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Supports ECC No No
Intel Pentium 730
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