Samsung Exynos 3470 vs Intel Core i3-2120T

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Samsung Exynos 3470 CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i3-2120T
Samsung Exynos 3470 Intel Core i3-2120T

CPU comparison

Samsung Exynos 3470 or Intel Core i3-2120T - 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 Samsung Exynos 3470 has 4 cores with 4 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 1.40 GHz. Up to GB of memory is supported in 0 memory channels. The Samsung Exynos 3470 was released in Q1/2014.

The Intel Core i3-2120T has 2 cores with 4 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 2.60 GHz. The CPU supports up to 32 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i3-2120T was released in Q3/2011.
Samsung Exynos (48) Family Intel Core i3 (205)
Samsung Exynos 3400 (2) CPU group Intel Core i 2000 (28)
3 Generation 2
Cortex-A7 Architecture Sandy Bridge S
Mobile Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Samsung Exynos 3470 has 4 CPU cores and can calculate 4 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the Samsung Exynos 3470 is 1.40 GHz while the Intel Core i3-2120T has 2 CPU cores and 4 threads can calculate simultaneously. The clock frequency of the Intel Core i3-2120T is at 2.60 GHz.

Samsung Exynos 3470 Characteristic Intel Core i3-2120T
4 Cores 2
4 Threads 4
normal Core architecture normal
No Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? No
1.40 GHz Frequency 2.60 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.

Samsung Exynos 3470 Characteristic Intel Core i3-2120T
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

The Samsung Exynos 3470 or Intel Core i3-2120T has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die.

ARM Mali-400 MP4 GPU Intel HD Graphics 2000
0.45 GHz GPU frequency 0.65 GHz
-- GPU (Turbo) 1.10 GHz
Utgard GPU Generation 6
28nm Technology 32 nm
1 Max. displays 2
4 Compute units 6
64 Shader 48
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
-- Max. GPU Memory 2 GB
0 DirectX Version 10.1

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.

ARM Mali-400 MP4 GPU Intel HD Graphics 2000
No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
No Codec h264 Decode / Encode
No Codec VP9 No
No Codec VP8 No
No Codec AV1 No
No Codec AVC Decode / Encode
No Codec VC-1 Decode
No Codec JPEG No

Memory & PCIe

The Samsung Exynos 3470 can use up to GB of memory in 0 memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is --. The Intel Core i3-2120T supports up to 32 GB of memory in 2 memory channels and achieves a memory bandwidth of up to 21.3 GB/s.

Samsung Exynos 3470 Characteristic Intel Core i3-2120T
LPDDR3-400 Memory DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333
Max. Memory 32 GB
0 Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
-- Max. Bandwidth 21.3 GB/s
No ECC No
-- L2 Cache --
-- L3 Cache 3.00 MB
-- PCIe version 2.0
-- PCIe lanes 16
-- PCIe Bandwidth 8.0 GB/s

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the Samsung Exynos 3470 is --, while the Intel Core i3-2120T has a TDP of 35 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently.

Samsung Exynos 3470 Characteristic Intel Core i3-2120T
-- TDP (PL1 / PBP) 35 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The Samsung Exynos 3470 is manufactured in 28 nm and has 0.00 MB cache. The Intel Core i3-2120T is manufactured in 32 nm and has a 3.00 MB cache.

Samsung Exynos 3470 Characteristic Intel Core i3-2120T
28 nm Technology 32 nm
Unknown Chip design Monolithic
Armv7-A (32 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
-- ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX
-- Socket LGA 1155
None Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT
No AES-NI Yes
Android Operating systems Windows 10, Linux
Q1/2014 Release date Q3/2011
-- Release price 121 $
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 1 CPU benchmarks
Samsung Exynos 3470 (14%)
Intel Core i3-2120T (100%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 1 CPU benchmarks
Samsung Exynos 3470 (20%)
Intel Core i3-2120T (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.
Samsung Exynos 3470 Samsung Exynos 3470
4C 4T @ 1.40 GHz
74 (14%)
Intel Core i3-2120T Intel Core i3-2120T
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
515 (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.
Samsung Exynos 3470 Samsung Exynos 3470
4C 4T @ 1.40 GHz
242 (20%)
Intel Core i3-2120T Intel Core i3-2120T
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
1202 (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.
Samsung Exynos 3470 Samsung Exynos 3470
ARM Mali-400 MP4 @ 0.45 GHz
16 (15%)
Intel Core i3-2120T Intel Core i3-2120T
Intel HD Graphics 2000 @ 1.10 GHz
106 (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.
Samsung Exynos 3470 Samsung Exynos 3470
4C 4T @ 1.40 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i3-2120T Intel Core i3-2120T
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
418 (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.
Samsung Exynos 3470 Samsung Exynos 3470
4C 4T @ 1.40 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i3-2120T Intel Core i3-2120T
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
903 (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.
Samsung Exynos 3470 Samsung Exynos 3470
4C 4T @ 1.40 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i3-2120T Intel Core i3-2120T
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
1502 (100%)

Devices using this processor

Samsung Exynos 3470 Intel Core i3-2120T
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