Intel Core i3-3120M vs AMD E2-7015

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Intel Core i3-3120M CPU1 vs CPU2 AMD E2-7015
Intel Core i3-3120M AMD E2-7015

CPU comparison

Intel Core i3-3120M or AMD E2-7015 - which processor is faster? In this comparison we look at the differences and analyze which of these two CPUs is better. We compare the technical data and benchmark results.

The Intel Core i3-3120M has 2 cores with 4 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 2.50 GHz. Up to 32 GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i3-3120M was released in Q3/2012.

The AMD E2-7015 has 2 cores with 2 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 1.50 GHz. The CPU supports up to GB of memory in 1 memory channels. The AMD E2-7015 was released in .
Intel Core i3 (205) Family AMD E (23)
Intel Core i 3000M (29) CPU group Unknown M (4)
3 Generation 0
Ivy Bridge H Architecture Unknown
Mobile Segment Mobile
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Core i3-3120M is a 2 core processor with a clock frequency of 2.50 GHz. The AMD E2-7015 has 2 CPU cores with a clock frequency of 1.50 GHz.

Intel Core i3-3120M Characteristic AMD E2-7015
2 Cores 2
4 Threads 2
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? Yes
2.50 GHz Frequency 1.50 GHz
-- Turbo Frequency (1 Core) --
-- Turbo Frequency (All Cores) --

NPU AI performance

The performance values of the processor's AI unit. The isolated NPU performance is specified here, the total AI performance (NPU+CPU+iGPU) can be higher. Processors with support for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors.

Intel Core i3-3120M Characteristic AMD E2-7015
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

The integrated graphics unit of a processor is not only responsible for the pure image output on the system, but can also significantly increase the efficiency of the system with the support of modern video codecs.

Intel HD Graphics 4000 GPU AMD Radeon R2 (Beema)
0.65 GHz GPU frequency 0.35 GHz
1.10 GHz GPU (Turbo) --
7 GPU Generation 6
22 nm Technology 28 nm
3 Max. displays 2
16 Compute units 2
128 Shader 128
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
2 GB Max. GPU Memory 2 GB
11.0 DirectX Version 12

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

Intel HD Graphics 4000 GPU AMD Radeon R2 (Beema)
No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode
No Codec VP9 No
No Codec VP8 No
No Codec AV1 No
Decode / Encode Codec AVC Decode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

The Intel Core i3-3120M supports a maximum of 32 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The AMD E2-7015 can connect up to GB of memory in 1 memory channels.

Intel Core i3-3120M Characteristic AMD E2-7015
DDR3-1600 Memory DDR3-1333
32 GB Max. Memory
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 1 (Single Channel)
25.6 GB/s Max. Bandwidth --
No ECC No
-- L2 Cache 1.00 MB
3.00 MB L3 Cache --
2.0 PCIe version --
16 PCIe lanes --
8.0 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth --

Thermal Management

The TDP (Thermal Design Power) of a processor specifies the required cooling solution. The Intel Core i3-3120M has a TDP of 35 W, that of the AMD E2-7015 is 10 W.

Intel Core i3-3120M Characteristic AMD E2-7015
35 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 10 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
105 °C Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The Intel Core i3-3120M has a 3.00 MB cache, while the AMD E2-7015 cache has a total of 1.00 MB.

Intel Core i3-3120M Characteristic AMD E2-7015
22 nm Technology
Monolithic Chip design Unknown
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX ISA extensions Unknown
PGA 988 Socket FP4
VT-x, VT-x EPT Virtualization Unknown
Yes AES-NI No
Windows 10, Linux Operating systems
Q3/2012 Release date
-- Release price --
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iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.
Intel Core i3-3120M Intel Core i3-3120M
Intel HD Graphics 4000 @ 1.10 GHz
282 (100%)
AMD E2-7015 AMD E2-7015
AMD Radeon R2 (Beema) @ 0.35 GHz
90 (32%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i3-3120M Intel Core i3-3120M
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
508 (100%)
AMD E2-7015 AMD E2-7015
2C 2T @ 1.50 GHz
0 (0%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core i3-3120M Intel Core i3-3120M
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
1136 (100%)
AMD E2-7015 AMD E2-7015
2C 2T @ 1.50 GHz
0 (0%)

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
Intel Core i3-3120M Intel Core i3-3120M
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
439 (100%)
AMD E2-7015 AMD E2-7015
2C 2T @ 1.50 GHz
0 (0%)

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
Intel Core i3-3120M Intel Core i3-3120M
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
927 (100%)
AMD E2-7015 AMD E2-7015
2C 2T @ 1.50 GHz
0 (0%)

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
Intel Core i3-3120M Intel Core i3-3120M
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
1682 (100%)
AMD E2-7015 AMD E2-7015
2C 2T @ 1.50 GHz
0 (0%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
Intel Core i3-3120M Intel Core i3-3120M
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
613 (100%)
AMD E2-7015 AMD E2-7015
2C 2T @ 1.50 GHz
0 (0%)

Devices using this processor

Intel Core i3-3120M AMD E2-7015
Unknown Unknown

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