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Intel Core i3-3130M vs Intel Core i3-3120M

Intel Core i3-3130M

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The Intel Core i3-3130M is a dual-core processor for laptops based on the Ivy Bridge architecture. Due to Hyperthreading, the two cores can handle up to four threads in parallel leading to better utilization of the CPU. Each core offers a base speed of 2.6 GHz, Turbo Boost is not supported. As its Sandy-Bridge-based predecessors, it offers a 3 MB L3-Cache.

Ivy Bridge is an enhanced die shrink of the Sandy Bridge architecture with improvements on both GPU and CPU performance. The CPUs are produced in 22nm (versus 32nm Sandy Bridge CPUs) and are the first to introduce 3D transistors for increased energy efficiency when compared to similarly clocked Sandy Bridge processors. Other new features are integrated PCI Express 3.0 and  DDR3(L)-1600 support.

The performance of the Core i3-3130M is slightly above a similarly clocked Sandy Bridge processor due to slight architectural improvements. As a result, overall performance should be about 10-15 % faster compared to the old i3-2370M. Thanks to their Turbo Boost, Core-i5-models like the i5-3210M are significantly faster.

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 offers 16 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 650 MHz up to 1100 MHz with Turbo Boost. Therefore, the performance should be similar to the AMD Radeon HD 6620G.

Just like most other Ivy Bridge dual-cores, the i3-3130M is rated at a TDP of 35 W. Therefore, even smaller laptops can use the Core i3.

Intel Core i3-3120M

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The Intel Core i3-3120M is a dual-core processor for laptops based on the Ivy Bridge architecture. Due to Hyperthreading, the two cores can handle up to four threads in parallel leading to better utilization of the CPU. Each core offers a base speed of 2.5 GHz, Turbo Boost is not supported. As its Sandy-Bridge-based predecessors, it offers a 3 MB L3-Cache.

Ivy Bridge is an enhanced die shrink of the Sandy Bridge architecture with improvements on both GPU and CPU performance. The CPUs are produced in 22nm (versus 32nm Sandy Bridge CPUs) and are the first to introduce 3D transistors for increased energy efficiency when compared to similarly clocked Sandy Bridge processors. Other new features are integrated PCI Express 3.0 and  DDR3(L)-1600 support.

The performance of the Core i3-3120M is slightly above a similarly clocked Sandy Bridge processor due to the architectural improvements. As a result, overall performance is about 5 - 10 % faster compared to the old i3-2370M. Thanks to their Turbo Boost, Core-i5-models like the i5-3210M are significantly faster (10 - 25 %).

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 offers 16 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 650 MHz up to 1100 MHz with Turbo Boost. Therefore, the performance is slightly below an AMD Radeon HD 6620G.

Just like most other Ivy Bridge dual-cores, the i3-3120M is rated at a TDP of 35 W. Therefore, even smaller laptops can use the Core i3.

ModelIntel Core i3-3130MIntel Core i3-3120M
SeriesIntel Core i3Intel Core i3
CodenameIvy BridgeIvy Bridge
Series: Core i3 Ivy Bridge
» Intel Core i3-3130M2.6 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-3120M2.5 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-3110M compare2.4 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-3227U compare1.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-3217U compare1.8 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-3229Y compare1.4 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-3130M2.6 GHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i3-3120M2.5 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-3110M compare2.4 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-3227U compare1.9 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-3217U compare1.8 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-3229Y compare1.4 GHz2 / 43 MB
Clock2600 MHz2500 MHz
L1 Cache128 KB128 KB
L2 Cache512 KB512 KB
L3 Cache3 MB3 MB
Cores / Threads2 / 42 / 4
TDP35 Watt35 Watt
Technology22 nm22 nm
max. Temp.90 °C
SocketFCBGA1023, FCPGA988
FeaturesHD Graphics 4000 (650-1100MHz), DDR3-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, Quick Sync, VirtualizationHD Graphics 4000 (650-1100MHz), DDR3-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, Quick Sync, Virtualization
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 4000 (650 - 1100 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4000 (650 - 1100 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
$225 U.S.
Announced
ManufacturerIntel Core i3 3130MIntel Core i3 3120M

Benchmarks

Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
1 3120M +
min: 2.44     avg: 2.5     median: 2.5 (5%)     max: 2.51 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 3120M +
min: 0.95     avg: 1     median: 1 (27%)     max: 0.98 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
100%
1 3120M +
min: 3401     avg: 3428     median: 3428 (31%)     max: 3455 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
100%
1 3120M +
min: 6520     avg: 6867     median: 6867 (9%)     max: 7214 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
100%
1 3120M +
min: 9328     avg: 9496     median: 9564 (8%)     max: 9597 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
100%
1 3120M +
min: 2210     avg: 3704     median: 4431 (27%)     max: 4471 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
100%
1 3120M +
min: 674     avg: 677     median: 676.5 (8%)     max: 679 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
100%
1 3120M +
min: 21.46     avg: 22     median: 22 (4%)     max: 22.58 s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
100%
1 3120M +
0.1 GB/s (4%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
100%
1 3120M +
0.2 GB/s (5%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
100%
1 3120M +
0.2 GB/s (1%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
1 3120M +
min: 3053     avg: 3071     median: 3057 (7%)     max: 3102 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
1 3120M +
min: 15     avg: 15.4     median: 15.2 (3%)     max: 16 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
1 3120M +
min: 34.42     avg: 38.1     median: 35 (1%)     max: 45 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
1 3120M +
min: 805     avg: 1053     median: 854 (4%)     max: 1499 s
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
100%
1 3120M +
42820 MIPS (20%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
100%
1 3120M +
31670 MFLOPS (24%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
100%
1 3120M +
6.9 Points (88%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
100%
1 3120M +
8536 Points (9%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
100%
1 3120M +
2892 Points (10%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
100%
1 3120M +
min: 17144     avg: 21959     median: 22853 (15%)     max: 25881 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
100%
1 3120M +
min: 2273     avg: 2328     median: 2293 (6%)     max: 2419 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
100%
1 3120M +
min: 3120     avg: 3241     median: 3240.5 (8%)     max: 3361 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
100%
1 3120M +
5232 Points (42%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
100%
1 3120M +
4925 Points (45%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
100%
1 3120M +
5392 Points (11%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
100%
1 3120M +
4910 Points (10%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
100%
1 3120M +
5113 Points (13%)

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