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INTEL CORE i3 2120

"We are benchmarking the Intel Core i3 2120 CPU against the AMD Phenom II X2 560 CPU. The Intel Core i3 2120 is clocked at 3300Mhz while the AMD Phenom II X2 560 is clocked at 3300Mhz. The Intel Core i3 2120 supports MMX+, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSE4, EM64T, VT-X AND AVX. A big disadvantage for the Intel Core i3 2120 is the 3MB Level 3 Cache while the AMD Phenom II X2 560 has 6MB Level 3 Cache. We will be using Benchmarks for testing the Intel Core i3 2120 and AMD Phenom II X2 560 which are:- Cinebench, Geekbench, Novabench and Nuclearus. Games are Hawk 2 and Lost Planet 2. The AMD Phenom II X2 560 is Dual Core so it's going to be as interesting fight for the Intel Core i3 2120 which is Dual Core."

INTEL CORE i3 2120

INTEL CORE i3 2120 FEATURES

"The Intel Core i3 2120 brings so many features to the Budget CPU Processor. The Intel Core i3 2120 is a 2nd Generation Core i3 Processor offering Enhanced Performance and Smart Multitasking using Four Way Multitask Processing deliving Stunning built in visuals. The Intel Core i3 2120 is clocked at 3.3Ghz with a large Level 3 Cache of 3MB. The Intel Core i3 2120 might only be Dual Core but it uses Hyper-Threading which adds to Logical Cores which makes the Intel Core i3 2120 very near to being a Quad Core Processor."

"The Intel Core i3 2120 has some advanced Energy Saving Features to keep the Intel Core i3 2120 with a a max TDP of only 65 Watts. The Intel Core i3 2120 uses the 32nm Process which makes the Intel Core i3 2120 Operate cool and use less Power."

"The Intel Core i3 2120 is a very fast CPU operating at 3.3Ghz with 2 x 256 Level 2 Cache and 3MB L3 Cache which greatly helps performance. The Intel Core i3 2120 uses Intel Hyper-Threading Technology, Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x) and many more Advanced Technology."

"Intel Hyper-Threading Technology - Intel Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel HT Technology)1 uses processor resources more efficiently, enabling multiple threads to run on each core. Intel HT Technology increases processor throughput, improving overall performance on threaded software. Intel HT Technology is available on Previous Generation Intel Core processors, 2nd generation Intel Core processor family, and Intel Xeon processor family. An Intel processor and chipset combined with an OS and BIOS supporting Intel HT Technology allows you to: Run demanding applications simultaneously while maintaining system responsiveness. Keep systems more secure, efficient, and manageable while minimizing impact on productivity. Provide headroom for future business growth and new solution capabilities."

"Virtualization - Increasing manageability, security, and flexibility in IT environments, virtualization technologies like hardware-assisted Intel Virtualization Technology (Intel VT) combined with software-based virtualization solutions provide maximum system utilization by consolidating multiple environments into a single server or PC. By abstracting the software away from the underlying hardware, a world of new usage models opens up that reduce costs, increase management efficiency, strengthen security, while making your computing infrastructure more resilient in the event of a disaster."

"Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology - An advanced means of enabling very high performance while also meeting the power-conservation needs of mobile systems. conventional Intel SpeedStep Technology switches both voltage and frequency in tandem between high and low levels in response to processor load. Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology builds upon that architecture using design strategies that include the following: Separation between voltage and frequency changes. By stepping voltage up and down in small increments separately from frequency changes, the processor is able to reduce periods of system unavailability (which occur during frequency change). Thus, the system is able to transition between voltage and frequency states more often, providing improved power/performance balance. Clock partitioning and recovery. The bus clock continues running during state transition, even when the core clock and phase-locked loop are stopped, which allows logic to remain active."


INTEL CORE i3 2120 SPECIFICATIONS

PROCESSOR CODE NAME L3 CACHE CPU SPEED SSE SSE2 SSE3 SSE4.1 SSE4.2 X86-64 AMD-V EM64T VT-x AVX
CORE i3 2120 SANDY BRIDGE 3MB 3300 YES YES YES YES YES NO NO YES YES YES
PHENOM II X2 560 CALLISTO 6MB 3300 YES YES YES YES NO YES YES NO NO NO
PROCESSOR CODE NAME L3 CACHE CPU SPEED SSE SSE2 SSE3 SSE4.1 SSE4.2 X86-64 AMD-V EM64T VT-x AVX

INTEL CORE i3 2120

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PAGE 2 - CINEBENCH AND GEEKBENCH
PAGE 3 - NOVABENCH AND NUCLEARUS
PAGE 4 - HAWK 2, LOST PLANET 2 AND FINAL RESULT

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