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Intel Core i7-3520M @ 2.90GHz vs Intel Core i3-3120M @ 2.50GHz

The values for the CPUs below are determined from thousands of PerformanceTest benchmark results and are updated daily.

×Intel Core i7-3520M @ 2.90GHz×Intel Core i3-3120M @ 2.50GHz+ ADD
Price$122.021$1291
Socket TypeBGA1023PGA988
CPU ClassLaptopLaptop
Clockspeed2.9 GHz2.5 GHz
Turbo SpeedUp to 3.6 GHzNot Supported
# of Physical Cores2 (Threads: 4)2 (Threads: 4)
Max TDP35W35W
Yearly Running Cost$6.39$6.39
First Seen on ChartQ2 2012Q1 2012
# of Samples20821213
Cross-Platform Rating61364536
Single Thread Rating17371257
CPU Mark28651598
1 - Last seen price from our affiliates NewEgg.com & Amazon.com.

CPU Mark Rating
As of 25th of October 2021 - Higher results represent better performance
Intel Core i7-3520M @ 2.90GHz
2,865
Intel Core i3-3120M @ 2.50GHz
1,598
CPU Value (CPU Mark / $Price)
As of 25th of October 2021 - Higher results represent better value
Intel Core i7-3520M @ 2.90GHz
23.48
Intel Core i3-3120M @ 2.50GHz
12.39
CPU Single Thread Rating
As of 25th of October 2021 - Higher results represent better performance
Intel Core i7-3520M @ 2.90GHz
1,737
Intel Core i3-3120M @ 2.50GHz
1,257

Estimated Energy Usage Cost
Estimated Energy Adjustable Values
Average hours of use per dayAverage CPU Utilization (0-100%)1Power cost, $ per kWh2
1Average user usage is typically low and can vary from task to task. An estimate load 25% is nominal.
2Typical power costs vary around the world. Check your last power bill for details. Values of $0.15 to $0.45 per kWh are typical.
Intel Core i7-3520M @ 2.90GHzIntel Core i3-3120M @ 2.50GHz
Max TDP35W35W
Power consumption per day (kWh)NANA
Running cost per dayNANA
Power consumption per year (kWh)NANA
Running cost per yearNANA
Shown CPU power usage is based on linear interpolation of Max TDP (i.e. max load). Actual CPU power profile may vary.