Intel
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2 Cores, 4 Threads @3.3 GHz, Sandy Bridge.
Release date ≤ Q4 2013.

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6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.6GHz, Zen.
Release date: Q2 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 112,050 user samples
36,384 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 41% Base clock 3.3 GHz
Worst Bench: 27% Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
Poor: 27% Great: 41%
SPEED RANK: 467th / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard
75,666 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 63% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Poor: 63% Great: 81%
SPEED RANK: 76th / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
37 % 73.1 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+98%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
79.2 Pts 109 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+38%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
139 Pts 215 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+55%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
202 Pts 418 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+107%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
206 Pts 694 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+237%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
208 Pts 908 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+337%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
86.9 Pts 118 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+36%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
168 Pts 235 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+40%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
223 Pts 468 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+110%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
223 Pts 781 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+250%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
225 Pts 1000 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+344%
Market Share
Based on 19,360,478 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.27 % 0.46 % Much higher market share.
+70%
Value
Value For Money
44.5 % 88.8 % Hugely better value.
+100%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
63 % 102 % Much more popular.
+62%
Price
Price (score)
$142 $137 +4%
Age
Newest
67+ Months 28 Months Much more recent.
+58%
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The i3-2120 is a very old CPU at this point. Whilst capable of simple tasks like web browsing and videos the weight of ageing has hit it hard with newer software running more slowly. With only 2 cores it doesn't handle multitasking very well and is also an extremely poor choice for more modern gaming. Though if you're not doing anything but light usage it's okay, but you can almost definitely find something better for the same price. [Jun '19 Robotonic]

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The Ryzen 5 1600X is the flagship processor from AMD's latest generation of Ryzen 5 processors which feature the Zen architecture. Following on from last month's release of the Ryzen 7 series, the Ryzen 5 series is positioned as a less expensive mid-performance alternative to Intel's i5 mainstream offerings. Once again, AMD excels in multi-core technology. Like the Ryzen 5 1600, the 1600X features 6 cores and 12 threads, but has roughly 11% higher clock speeds (out of the box) for a 14% premium. Like all Ryzen CPUs the 1600X is unlocked. The 1600X is the only Ryzen 5 CPU with a TDP of 95W, the 1600, 1500X and 1400 all have 50% lower power consumption of 65W. Due to its high thread count, UserBenchmarks show that at stock clocks the 1600X outperforms the i7-7700k on multi-threaded tasks by 23%, but it lags behind by 23% for single and 14% for quad-core performance. The 1600X is priced keenly at $249 so a more appropriate CPU comparison is the i5-7600k where the 1600X wins on stock multi-core by a whopping 81%. The 1600X does represent great value for workstation users that also game but its $30 cheaper sibling, the 1600 (non x version), which includes a cooler and has great overclocking potential out of the box is arguably the the value king in this segment. [Apr '17 CPUPro]

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Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) August 2019 CPU Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical gamers and desktop users. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating which is geared towards gamers. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]

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