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Core i5-3570S vs i3-2120


Description
The i5-3570S is based on Ivy Bridge architecture while the i3-2120 is based on Sandy Bridge.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the i5-3570S gets a score of 102.4 k points while the i3-2120 gets 52.8 k points.

Summarizing, the i5-3570S is 1.9 times faster than the i3-2120 . To get a proper comparison between both models, take a look to the data shown below.

Specs
CPUID
306a9
206a7
Core
Ivy Bridge
Sandy Bridge
Architecture
Base frecuency
3.1 GHz
3.3 GHz
Boost frecuency
3.8 GHz
3.3 GHz
Socket
LGA 1155
LGA 1155
Cores/Threads
4/4
2/2
TDP
65 W
65 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
32+32 kB
32+32 kB
Cache L2
256 kB
256 kB
Cache L3
6144 kB
3072 kB
Date
Jun 2012
February 2012

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
i3-2120
Test#1 (Integers)
10387
8953 (-13.81%)
Test#2 (FP)
10077
8253 (-18.10%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
4013
3988 (-0.64%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4127
3079 (-25.40%)
TOTAL
28605
24272 (-15.15%)

Multithread

i5-3570S

i3-2120
Test#1 (Integers)
40436
20259 (-49.90%)
Test#2 (FP)
39310
19537 (-50.30%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
15175
10036 (-33.87%)
Test#1 (Memory)
7493
3014 (-59.78%)
TOTAL
102414
52846 (-48.40%)

Performance/W
i5-3570S
i3-2120
Test#1 (Integers)
622 points/W
312 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
605 points/W
301 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
233 points/W
154 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
115 points/W
46 points/W
TOTAL
1576 points/W
813 points/W

Performance/GHz
i5-3570S
i3-2120
Test#1 (Integers)
2734 points/GHz
2713 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
2652 points/GHz
2501 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
1056 points/GHz
1208 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
1086 points/GHz
933 points/GHz
TOTAL
7528 points/GHz
7355 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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