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Core i5-3570S vs FX 8120


Description
The i5-3570S is based on Ivy Bridge architecture while the 8120 is based on Bulldozer.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the i5-3570S gets a score of 102.4 k points while the 8120 gets 70.8 k points.

Summarizing, the i5-3570S is 1.4 times faster than the 8120. To get a proper comparison between both models, take a look to the data shown below.

Specs
CPUID
306a9
600f12
Core
Ivy Bridge
Zambezi
Architecture
Base frecuency
3.1 GHz
3.1 GHz
Boost frecuency
3.8 GHz
3.4 GHz
Socket
LGA 1155
Socket AM3+
Cores/Threads
4/4
8/8
TDP
65 W
125 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
32+32 kB
128 kB
Cache L2
256 kB
4x2048 kB
Cache L3
6144 kB
8192 kB
Date
Jun 2012
October 2011

AVX optimized benchmark
The benchmark in mode II (AVX) is optimized to used 256 bits registers beside the first version of the Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX). The first AVX compatible CPU was released in 2011.
Monothread
i5-3570S
8120
Test#1 (Integers)
10387
9306 (-10.41%)
Test#2 (FP)
10077
6848 (-32.04%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
4013
2772 (-30.93%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4127
4577 (10.89%)
TOTAL
28605
23503 (-17.84%)

Multithread

i5-3570S

8120
Test#1 (Integers)
40436
25835 (-36.11%)
Test#2 (FP)
39310
28487 (-27.53%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
15175
13840 (-8.80%)
Test#1 (Memory)
7493
2613 (-65.13%)
TOTAL
102414
70775 (-30.89%)

Performance/W
i5-3570S
8120
Test#1 (Integers)
622 points/W
207 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
605 points/W
228 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
233 points/W
111 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
115 points/W
21 points/W
TOTAL
1576 points/W
566 points/W

Performance/GHz
i5-3570S
8120
Test#1 (Integers)
2734 points/GHz
2737 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
2652 points/GHz
2014 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
1056 points/GHz
815 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
1086 points/GHz
1346 points/GHz
TOTAL
7528 points/GHz
6913 points/GHz

Monothread performance graph
Monothread performance graphics gives the performance vs time. They are useful to measure the time it takes to the CPU to reach the maximum performance.

Usually, CPU's performance will be steady during these tests but if it has a slow frequency strategy, the first samples will show a lower score.


Test#1 (Integers) [points vs time]

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Test#2 (FP) [points vs time]

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Test#3 (Generic, ZIP) [points vs time]

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Test#1 (Memory) [points vs time]

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Multithread performance graph
Multithread graphs measure the performance against a heavy load during certain time.

If CPU's TDP doesn't limit the frequency and the machine is properly cooled, performance should remain steady vs time. Otherwise, the performance score will oscillate or decrease over time.


Test#1 (Integers) [points vs time]

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Test#2 (FP) [points vs time]

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Test#3 (Generic, ZIP) [points vs time]

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Test#1 (Memory) [points vs time]

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