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INTEL CORE i3 2120

"We are testing Intel Core i3 2120 CPU against AMD Athlon II X4 645 CPU. Intel Core i3 2120 is clocked at 3300Mhz while AMD Athlon II X4 645 is clocked at 3100Mhz which is 7% Slower. Intel Core i3 2120 supports MMX+, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSE4, EM64T, VT-X AND AVX. A big advantage for Intel Core i3 2120 is the 3MB Level 3 Cache while AMD Athlon II X4 645 has none. We will be using Benchmarks for testing Intel Core i3 2120 and AMD Athlon II X4 645 which are:- Cinebench, Geekbench, Novabench and Nuclearus. Games are Hawk 2 and Lost Planet 2. AMD Athlon II X4 645 is Quad Core so it's going to be a tough fight for Intel Core i3 2120 because it is only Dual Core."

INTEL CORE i3 2120


SYSTEM INFORMATION
PROCESSOR INTEL CORE i3 2120
AMD ATHLON II X4 645
MOTHERBOARD MSI H67MA E35 B3
FOXCONN A76ML K3.0
VIDEO CARD SAPPHIRE RADEON HD 6850
AMD DRIVER CATALYST v11.8 WHQL
MEMORY PATRIOT 4GB PC3 12800 DDR3
OPERATING SYSTEM WINDOWS 7

HAWK 2

NORMAL QUALITY

INTEL CORE i3 2120216
AMD ATHLON II X4 645145

HIGH QUALITY

INTEL CORE i3 2120146
AMD ATHLON II X4 645104

INTEL CORE i3 2120 AMD ATHLON II X4 645

COMMENT - "Hawk 2 is a new game and Intel Core i3 2120 beats AMD Athlon II X4 645 by 33% with Normal Quality and by 29% with High Quality."


LOST PLANET 2

NORMAL QUALITY

INTEL CORE i3 2120168
AMD ATHLON II X4 645138

HIGH QUALITY

INTEL CORE i3 2120113
AMD ATHLON II X4 64594

INTEL CORE i3 2120 AMD ATHLON II X4 645

COMMENT - "Intel Core i3 2120 put in a good performance with Lost Planet 2 when Intel Core i3 2120 beating AMD Athlon II X4 645 by 18% with Normal Quality and by 17% with High Quality."


FINAL RESULT

COMMENT - "Intel Core i3 2120 is an excellent CPU which is very fast thanks to it's 3.3Ghz Clock Speed and Hyper-Threading. Intel Core i3 2120 also operates at a cool temperature, uses low powerm has a TDP of only 65w and 32nm production process. The TDP of Intel Core i3 2120 is 31% lower than the 93W AMD Athlon II X4 645 uses. Even though Intel Core i3 2120 is Dual Core it uses Hyper-Threading to add two logical cores which will greatly improves the Performance. An extra added bonus which AMD Athlon II X4 645 doesn't have is a large Level 3 Cache of 3MB which will greatly improve Performance especially with Games Software. AMD Athlon II X4 645 might be Quad Core but Intel Core i3 2120 is Dual Core with Hyper-Threading and the performance results show that Intel Core i3 2120 is the better CPU. Now we come to the problem with Intel Core i3 2120 which is the price. Intel Core i3 2120 costs 20% more than AMD Athlon II X4 645 yet offers only 12% extra performance which is disappointing. However I am still giving the win to Intel Core i3 2120 because it is cool, quiet, power efficent and gives great Gaming Performance."

INTEL CORE i3 2120 SCORES 9/10!

INTEL CORE i3 2120

PAGE 1 - INTEL CORE i3 2120
PAGE 2 - CINEBENCH AND GEEKBENCH
PAGE 3 - NOVABENCH AND NUCLEARUS
PAGE 4 - HAWK 2, LOST PLANET 2 AND FINAL RESULT

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