Intel
AMDYD270XBGAFBOX

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

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8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.7GHz, Zen+.
Release date: Q2 2018.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 186,117 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
149,733 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 88% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 72% Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Poor: 72% Great: 88%
SPEED RANK: 40th / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 82%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 84%
Aircraft carrier
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
37 % 82.3 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+123%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
79.2 Pts 119 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+50%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
139 Pts 235 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+69%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
202 Pts 462 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+129%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
206 Pts 860 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+317%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
208 Pts 1292 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+521%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
86.9 Pts 126 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+45%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
168 Pts 249 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+48%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
223 Pts 492 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+121%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
223 Pts 962 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+331%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
225 Pts 1394 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+520%
Market Share
Based on 19,360,478 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.27 % 1.82 % Hugely higher market share.
+574%
Value
Value For Money
44.5 % 86.3 % Hugely better value.
+94%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
63 % 127 % Hugely more popular.
+102%
Price
Price (score)
$142 Much cheaper.
+39%
$233
Age
Newest
67+ Months 15 Months Much more recent.
+78%
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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 8 core, 16 thread 2700X is AMD’s second generation Ryzen 7 flagship following in the wake of the Ryzen 7 1800X which continues to offer excellent multi-core value for money. This new Pinnacle Ridge processor features the Zen+ architecture with 12nm lithography compared to 14nm previously. Whilst there is no increase in the number of cores, the stock base / boost clocks appear to have received a bump up to 3.7 / 4.3 GHz from 3.6 / 4.0 GHz. The 2700X is compatible with both the new 400 series and 300 series of motherboards. Early benchmarks indicate that the 2700X has a slightly greater effective speed than the 1800X, although further benchmarks are necessary to quantify this. The expected launch price of $329 includes a Wraith Prism cooler and is in the same price bracket as the 1800X and Intel’s Coffee Lake i7-8700K. Whilst the 6 core, 12 thread 8700K beats the 2700X in single and quad core performance by about 10%, the 2700X wins on multi-core workloads. PC gaming and desktop performance is generally governed by four or less cores but the 2700X offers unbeatable value for money for workstation users. [Apr '18 CPUPro]

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