CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of T2130 vs 3225 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

8.7

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i3 3225 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i3 3225  based on its performance and single-core performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Pentium T2130

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium T2130

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Significantly lower typical power consumption 25.19W vs 44.69W Around 45% lower typical power consumption
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 7.47 $/year vs 13.25 $/year Around 45% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 27.16 $/year vs 48.18 $/year Around 45% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of Intel Core i3 3225

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Intel Core i3 3225

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Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 1.86 GHz More than 75% higher clock speed
Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 5,457 vs 1,318 Around 4.2x better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
More advanced architecture x86-64 vs x86 A 64-bit architecture allows more RAM to be installed and accessed by the processor
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 5,412 vs 1,387 Around 4x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,773 vs 558 Around 3.2x better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.49 GHz vs 2.39 GHz More than 45% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Newer Sep, 2012 vs Apr, 2007 Release date over 5 years later
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.3 GHz vs 1.86 GHz More than 75% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Better performance per watt 2.97 pt/W vs 2.04 pt/W More than 45% better performance per watt

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium T2130 vs Core i3 3225

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

Pentium T2130
75,100 MB/s
Core i3 3225
169,900 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium T2130  vs
Core i3 3225 
Clock speed 1.86 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
478
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 31W 55W
Annual home energy cost 7.47 $/year 13.25 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 27.16 $/year 48.18 $/year
Performance per watt 2.04 pt/W 2.97 pt/W
Typical power consumption 25.19W 44.69W

details

Pentium T2130  vs
Core i3 3225 
Architecture x86 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 14 33

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.39 GHz 3.49 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.86 GHz 3.3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.39 GHz 3.49 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 1,050 MHz

bus

Architecture FSB DMI
Number of links 1 1
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