CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E7320 vs 2120 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

7.4

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i3 2120 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i3 2120  based on its performance, single-core performance and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E7320

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E7320

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Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 32 vs 1 31 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
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 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Front view of Intel Core i3 2120

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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
Significantly higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 2.13 GHz Around 55% higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much better performance per dollar 1.34 pt/$ vs 0.07 pt/$ Around 18x better performance per dollar
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,690 vs 751 More than 2.2x better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.42 GHz vs 2.13 GHz More than 60% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 65W Around 20% lower typical power consumption
Newer Jan, 2011 vs Sep, 2007 Release date over 3 years later
Better performance per watt 2.79 pt/W vs 1.14 pt/W Around 2.5x better performance per watt
Better PassMark score 3,901 vs 2,413 More than 60% better PassMark score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.37 GHz vs 2.13 GHz Around 60% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 70.08 $/year Around 20% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 19.27 $/year Around 20% lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E7320 vs Core i3 2120

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon E7320
2,413
Core i3 2120
3,901

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E7320  vs
Core i3 2120 
Clock speed 2.13 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
604
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
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 80W 65W
Annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 1.14 pt/W 2.79 pt/W
Typical power consumption 65W 52.81W

details

Xeon E7320  vs
Core i3 2120 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 4 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 32 1
Clock multiplier 8 33
Operating temperature Unknown - 66°C Unknown - 69.1°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.13 GHz 3.42 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.13 GHz 3.37 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.13 GHz 3.42 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 2000
Number of displays supported N/A 2
GPU clock speed N/A 850 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,100 MHz

bus

Architecture FSB DMI
Number of links 1 1
Intel Xeon E7320
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