Intel Core i5-2320 vs AMD Ryzen 3 1200

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


Intel Core i5-2320 CPU1 vs CPU2 AMD Ryzen 3 1200
Intel Core i5-2320 AMD Ryzen 3 1200

CPU comparison

In this CPU comparison, we compare the Intel Core i5-2320 and the AMD Ryzen 3 1200 and use benchmarks to check which processor is faster.

We compare the Intel Core i5-2320 4 core processor released in Q3/2011 with the AMD Ryzen 3 1200 which has 4 CPU cores and was introduced in Q1/2017.
Intel Core i5 (331) Family AMD Ryzen 3 (33)
Intel Core i 2000 (28) CPU group AMD Ryzen 1000 (15)
2 Generation 1
Sandy Bridge S Architecture Summit Ridge (Zen)
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Core i5-2320 is a 4 core processor with a clock frequency of 3.00 GHz (3.30 GHz). The processor can compute 4 threads at the same time. The AMD Ryzen 3 1200 clocks with 3.10 GHz (3.40 GHz), has 4 CPU cores and can calculate 4 threads in parallel.

Intel Core i5-2320 Characteristic AMD Ryzen 3 1200
4 Cores 4
4 Threads 4
normal Core architecture normal
No Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? Yes
3.00 GHz Frequency 3.10 GHz
3.30 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 3.40 GHz
-- Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 3.10 GHz

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 i5-2320 Characteristic AMD Ryzen 3 1200
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

Graphics (iGPU) integrated into the processor not only enable image output without having to rely on a dedicated graphics solution, but can also efficiently accelerate video playback.

Intel HD Graphics 2000 GPU no iGPU
0.85 GHz GPU frequency --
1.10 GHz GPU (Turbo) --
6 GPU Generation --
32 nm Technology
2 Max. displays
6 Compute units --
48 Shader --
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
2 GB Max. GPU Memory --
10.1 DirectX Version --

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 2000 GPU no iGPU
No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
Decode / Encode Codec h264 No
No Codec VP9 No
No Codec VP8 No
No Codec AV1 No
Decode / Encode Codec AVC No
Decode Codec VC-1 No
No Codec JPEG No

Memory & PCIe

Up to 32 GB of memory in a maximum of 2 memory channels is supported by the Intel Core i5-2320, while the AMD Ryzen 3 1200 supports a maximum of 64 GB of memory with a maximum memory bandwidth of 42.7 GB/s enabled.

Intel Core i5-2320 Characteristic AMD Ryzen 3 1200
DDR3-1333 Memory DDR4-2666
32 GB Max. Memory 64 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
21.3 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 42.7 GB/s
No ECC Yes
-- L2 Cache 2.00 MB
6.00 MB L3 Cache 8.00 MB
2.0 PCIe version 3.0
16 PCIe lanes 20
8.0 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 19.7 GB/s

Thermal Management

The Intel Core i5-2320 has a TDP of 95 W. The TDP of the AMD Ryzen 3 1200 is 65 W. System integrators use the TDP of the processor as a guide when dimensioning the cooling solution.

Intel Core i5-2320 Characteristic AMD Ryzen 3 1200
95 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 65 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. 95 °C

Technical details

The Intel Core i5-2320 has 6.00 MB cache and is manufactured in 32 nm. The cache of AMD Ryzen 3 1200 is at 10.00 MB. The processor is manufactured in 14 nm.

Intel Core i5-2320 Characteristic AMD Ryzen 3 1200
32 nm Technology 14 nm
Monolithic Chip design Monolithic
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX ISA extensions SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, FMA3
LGA 1155 Socket AM4 (PGA 1331)
VT-x, VT-x EPT Virtualization AMD-V, SVM
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Linux
Q3/2011 Release date Q1/2017
177 $ Release price 120 $
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 2 CPU benchmarks
Intel Core i5-2320 (71%)
AMD Ryzen 3 1200 (100%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 4 CPU benchmarks
Intel Core i5-2320 (73%)
AMD Ryzen 3 1200 (100%)

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 i5-2320 Intel Core i5-2320
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
701 (88%)
AMD Ryzen 3 1200 AMD Ryzen 3 1200
4C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
800 (100%)

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 i5-2320 Intel Core i5-2320
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
2304 (90%)
AMD Ryzen 3 1200 AMD Ryzen 3 1200
4C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
2574 (100%)

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 i5-2320 Intel Core i5-2320
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
572 (53%)
AMD Ryzen 3 1200 AMD Ryzen 3 1200
4C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
1073 (100%)

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 i5-2320 Intel Core i5-2320
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
1751 (57%)
AMD Ryzen 3 1200 AMD Ryzen 3 1200
4C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
3064 (100%)

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 i5-2320 Intel Core i5-2320
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
3655 (58%)
AMD Ryzen 3 1200 AMD Ryzen 3 1200
4C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
6315 (100%)

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 i5-2320 Intel Core i5-2320
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
1194 (87%)
AMD Ryzen 3 1200 AMD Ryzen 3 1200
4C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
1372 (100%)

Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i5-2320 Intel Core i5-2320
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 3 1200 AMD Ryzen 3 1200
4C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
333 (100%)

Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core i5-2320 Intel Core i5-2320
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 3 1200 AMD Ryzen 3 1200
4C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
1191 (100%)

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 i5-2320 Intel Core i5-2320
Intel HD Graphics 2000 @ 1.10 GHz
106 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 3 1200 AMD Ryzen 3 1200
@ 0.00 GHz
0 (0%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-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 i5-2320 Intel Core i5-2320
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 3 1200 AMD Ryzen 3 1200
4C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
375 (100%)

Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i5-2320 Intel Core i5-2320
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 3 1200 AMD Ryzen 3 1200
4C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
129 (100%)

Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core i5-2320 Intel Core i5-2320
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 3 1200 AMD Ryzen 3 1200
4C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
477 (100%)

Devices using this processor

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