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Front view of Intel Core i3 2120

Intel Core i3 2120

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon 3075

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon 3075

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Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 0.5 MB 8x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 8x more l2 cache per core
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Front view of Intel Core i3 2120

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Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 2.67 GHz Around 25% higher clock speed
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,690 vs 1,062 Around 60% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better PassMark score 3,901 vs 1,840 More than 2x better PassMark score
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Better performance per watt 2.79 pt/W vs 1.49 pt/W More than 85% better performance per watt
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.37 GHz vs 2.67 GHz More than 25% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon 3075 vs Core i3 2120

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon 3075
1,840
Core i3 2120
3,901

PassMark (Single Core)

Xeon 3075
1,062
Core i3 2120
1,690

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon 3075  vs
Core i3 2120 
Clock speed 2.67 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 775
LGA 1155

features

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

details

Xeon 3075  vs
Core i3 2120 
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 4 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 2 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.43 GHz 3.42 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.67 GHz 3.37 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 1,769.9 1,336.7
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.43 GHz 3.42 GHz

power consumption

TDP 65W 65W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 1.49 pt/W 2.79 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 52.81W
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