Core 2 Quad Q8400 vs Core i3-2120 | Hardlimit Benchmark Central

Core 2 Quad Q8400 vs Core i3-2120

The Core 2 Quad Q8400 and Core i3-2120 monothread performance are pretty different furthermore their multithread performance are slightly different. These two models were released three years apart which could explain their performance difference.

Comparison

Specs

Core 2 Quad Q8400

Core i3-2120

Base frequency
2666 MHz
3300 MHz
Socket
LGA 775
LGA 1155
Cores
4
2
Threads
4
2
TDP
95 W
65 W
L1 cache
128+128 kb
32+32 kb
L2 cache
4096 kb
256 kb
L3 cache
-
3072 kb
Proccess
0,045 um
0,032 um
# transistors
548 M
504 M
Core
Yorkfield
-
Architecture
Core
Sandy Bridge
Release date
4/2009
2/2012

Monothread performance

Mode 0 [FPU]
12781
17236 [+34.86%]
Mode II [AVX]
N/A
24843 [+100%]
Mode I [SSE3]
14095
25241 [+79.08%]

Multithread performance

Mode 0 [FPU]
47253
37782 [-25.07%]
Mode II [AVX]
N/A
55328 [+100%]
Mode I [SSE3]
52249
53003 [+1.44%]

Stats

Perf per MHz Mode 0
4.79
5.22 [+8.98%]
Perf per MHz Mode II
N/A
7.53
Perf per watt Mode 0
497.4
581.26 [+16.86%]
Perf per watt Mode II
N/A
851.2

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