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INTEL CORE i3 2120

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

INTEL CORE i3 2120


SYSTEM INFORMATION
PROCESSOR INTEL CORE i3 2120
AMD PHENOM II X2 560
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 PHENOM II X2 560162

HIGH QUALITY

INTEL CORE i3 2120146
AMD PHENOM II X2 560114

INTEL CORE i3 2120 AMD PHENOM II X2 560

COMMENT - "Hawk 2 is a new game and Intel Core i3 2120 beats AMD Phenom II X2 560 by 25% with Normal Quality and by 22% with High Quality."


LOST PLANET 2

NORMAL QUALITY

INTEL CORE i3 2120168
AMD PHENOM II X2 560143

HIGH QUALITY

INTEL CORE i3 2120113
AMD PHENOM II X2 56097

INTEL CORE i3 2120 AMD PHENOM II X2 560

COMMENT - "Intel Core i3 2120 put in a great performance with Lost Planet 2 when Intel Core i3 2120 beat AMD Phenom II X2 560 by 15% with Normal Quality and by 15% with High Quality."


FINAL RESULT

COMMENT - "It was a really good performance by Intel Core i3 2120 which beat AMD Phenom II X2 560 by 33% Overall and by 20% with Games. Both Intel Core i3 2120 and AMD Phenom II X2 560 operated at a cool temperature and low level of noise. Intel Core i3 2120 has only one problem and that is the price. Intel Core i3 2120 costs 31% more than AMD Phenom II X2 560 and if you go by Gaming Performance the difference is 20% then it is a bit overpriced. One thing I have noticed is that Intel Core i3 2120 even if the game is fully optimised for Quad Core Processors Intel Core i3 2120 helped by Intel Hyper Threading Technology performs half way between a Dual Core and Quad Core Performance which is very impressive."

INTEL CORE i3 2120 SCORES 9/10

AMD PHENOM II X2 560 SCORES 7/10

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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