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INTEL CORE i3 2120 VS PHENOM II X4 955

"We are benchmarking Intel Core i3 2120 CPU against AMD Phenom II X4 955 CPU. Intel Core i3 2120 is clocked at 3300Mhz while AMD Phenom II X4 955 is clocked at 3200Mhz. A big disadvantage for Intel Core i3 2120 is the 3MB Level 3 Cache while AMD Phenom II X4 955 has 6MB Level 3 Cache. We will be using Benchmarks for testing Intel Core i3 2120 and AMD Phenom II X4 955 which are:- Cinebench, Geekbench, Novabench and Nuclearus. Games are Hawk 2 and Lost Planet 2."

INTEL CORE i3 2120

INTEL CORE i3 2120 FEATURES

"Intel Core i3 2120 brings so many features to the Budget CPU Processor. 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. Intel Core i3 2120 is clocked at 3.3Ghz with a large Level 3 Cache of 3MB. Intel Core i3 2120 might only be Dual Core but it uses Hyper-Threading which adds to Logical Cores which makes Intel Core i3 2120 very near to being a Quad Core Processor."

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

"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. 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."

AMD PHENOM II X4 955 FEATURES

"AMD Phenom II X4 955 Processor even when running complex software with Multi-Core Technology AMD Phenom II X4 955 Processor delivers Smoother faster experience with Scaled performance to conserve PC power with HyperTransport 3.0 Technology. Hear your music, not your PC with AMD PowerNow! Technology. Prevent the spread of certain viruses and strengthen your network integrity with Enhanced Virus Protection."

"Unbeatable multi-core value with AMD Phenom II X4 955 Processor delivers the Ultimate Visual Experience for high definition entertainment, advanced multitasking performance, and power-saving innovations for smaller, cooler machines that are energy efficient."

"Visual Experience with Superior technologies for HD video. Enjoy a superior high definition experience for HD videos on you PC. AMD Phenom II X4 955 processors are the powerful engine behind your fidelity, high definition video entertainment experience. Only AMD puts the Ultimate Visual Experience for HD video within your reach. Perfect chemistry. Combine AMD Phenom II X4 955 processors and ATI Radeon HD graphics to really see the difference. Enjoy smooth video, brilliant videos and immersive games. AMD unleashes visual clarity and responsiveness for what you want to do. Live your life in HD. AMD Phenom II X4 955 is for high definition entertainment, gaming, creativity, and beyond. With AMD Phenom II X4 955 processors as the foundation, you'll enjoy a new level of responsiveness and visual intensity. AMD puts hd computing within everyone's reach."

"Excellent Performance and Do it all. AMD Phenom II X4 955 processors have the power to do it all. Featuring next-generation quad-core design, they crush even the most demanding tasks. So design it, render it, play it, create it, stream it, HD it. With AMD Phenom II X4 955 processors, if you can imagine it, you can do it."

"AMD Phenom II X4 955 is Energy Efficient with Energy Star from AMD. Thanks to AMD's power-saving innovations, you can count on machines based on AMD Phenom II X4 955 processors for the energy efficiency you want and the performance you need."

"Make a choice you can feel good about. AMD Phenom II X4 955 processors were designed with energy efficiency in mind. Capitalizing on AMD's leadership in energy efficiency, they incorporate all of the latest technology that gives you performance when you need it and save power when you don't."


PROCESSOR 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 X4 955 DENEB 6MB 3200 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 VS PHENOM II X4 955

PAGE 1 - INTEL CORE i3 2120 AND AMD PHENOM II X4 955
PAGE 2 - CINEBENCH AND GEEKBENCH
PAGE 3 - NOVABENCH AND NUCLEARUS
PAGE 4 - HAWK 2, LOST PLANET 2 AND FINAL RESULT

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