CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of G2120 vs 3220


Benchmark performance using all cores

Passmark and GeekBench (32-bit)

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Passmark (Single Core)


How much speed can you get out of the processor?

Passmark (Overclocked), Maximum Overclocked Clock Speed (Air) and 2 more


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Performance Per Dollar

CPUBoss Score

Performance, Single-core Performance, Overclocking and Value

Intel Core i3 3220 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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Reasons to consider the
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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
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Better performance per dollar 7.39 pt/$ vs 6.55 pt/$ Around 15% better performance per dollar
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Is hyperthreaded Yes vs No Somewhat common; Maximizes usage of each CPU core
Higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 3.1 GHz More than 5% higher clock speed
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Better PassMark score 4,229 vs 3,073 Around 40% better PassMark score
Better geekbench (32-bit) score 5,354 vs 4,039 Around 35% better geekbench (32-bit) score
Better 3DMark11 physics score 4,030 vs 3,060 More than 30% better 3DMark11 physics score
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,764 vs 1,637 Around 10% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better PassMark (Overclocked) score 3,775.1 vs 2,918.1 Around 30% better PassMark (Overclocked) score
Slightly better performance per watt 10.01 pt/W vs 8.09 pt/W Around 25% better performance per watt
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.53 GHz vs 3.23 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium G2120 vs Core i3 3220

GeekBench (32-bit)


3D Mark 11 (Physics)

Pentium G2120 Core i3 3220 @ community.futuremark.com


Pentium G2120 Core i3 3220 @ cpubenchmark.net

Passmark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Pentium G2120  vs
Core i3 3220 
Clock speed 3.1 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1155
Is hyperthreaded No Yes


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes


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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 32,768 MB


Pentium G2120  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 3 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nms 22 nms
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 31 33


Overclock popularity 2 50
Overclocked clock speed 3.32 GHz 3.44 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.23 GHz 3.53 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 2,918.1 3,775.1
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.32 GHz 3.44 GHz

power consumption

TDP 55W 55W
Annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year 13.25 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year 48.18 $/year
Performance per watt 8.09 pt/W 10.01 pt/W
Typical power consumption 44.69W 44.69W


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