Intel Core i3-3120M (PGA) advantages
- The i3-3120M processor has Hyper-Threading feature, which allows each CPU core to process two threads at once.
- Higher operating frequency of the i3-3120M helps it to achieve better performance in most tasks.
- AVX and F16C instructions are enabled on this processor. These extensions are not broadly supported by applications yet, but their support should improve in future apps.
- The microprocessor works in Socket G2. The CPU can be removed from the socket without effort for replacement or upgrade.
Intel Celeron 1007U advantages
- The Celeron 1007U is 51% more energy efficient.
i3-3120M vs 1007U specifications comparison
The graphs below show the difference between 1007U and Core i3-3120M most important characteristics. These features, as well as an IPC (instructions per cycle) number, determine how well a processor performs. The "Number of cores / threads" graph displays the number of cores (darker area). Lighter area on the graph corresponds to the number of extra threads, offered by Hyper-Threading technology. Darker area on the "On-chip cache" graph is for the On-chip L2 cache. Lighter area is for the L3 cache cache. While the L3 cache cache is usually larger than the On-chip L2 cache, it is always slower.
The number of cores / threads
Higher is better
Higher is better
On-chip L2 + L3 cache
Higher is better
Thermal Design Power
Lower is better
- Intel Core i3-3120M (PGA) - Intel Celeron 1007U
Detailed side by side comparison of Core i3-3120M (PGA) vs Intel 1007U specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab.
Pros and Cons summary
|Core i3-3120M (PGA)|| ||Celeron 1007U|
Supports more simultaneous threads,
Features higher base frequency,
Supports AVX / F16C instructions,
Can be upgraded
Significantly lower power consumption
Needs significantly more power
Does not support as many threads,
Base frequency is lower,
Lacks some instructions,
Not upgreadable or replaceable
Similar CPUs use the same socket and architecture as Intel i3-3120M and Celeron 1007U.
Please visit Intel Core i3-3120M (PGA) and Intel Celeron 1007U pages for more complete specifications of both microprocessors.
| ||Intel Core i3-3120M (PGA)||Intel Celeron 1007U|
|Family||Core i3 Mobile||Mobile Celeron Dual-Core|
|CPU part number||AW8063801111700||AV8063801118700|
|Introduction date||September 30, 2012||January 20, 2013|
|Current official price|| ||$86 (as of Jun 2013)|
|Core name||Ivy Bridge|
|Data width (bits)||64|
|L1 cache||64 KB (code) / 64 KB (data)|
|L2 cache (KB)||512|
|L3 cache (KB)||3072||2048|
|Max temperature (°C)||90||105|
|Instruction set extensions|
|AMD64 / EM64T 64-bit technology||+|
|AVX / Advanced Vector Extensions||+||-|
|F16C / 16-bit Floating-Point conversion||+||-|
|SSSE3 / Supplemental SSE3||+|
|PowerNow! / Enhanced SpeedStep||+|
|Virus Protection / Execute Disable bit||+|
|GPU Type||HD 4000||HD (Ivy Bridge)|
|Base frequency (MHz)||650||350|
|Maximum frequency (MHz)||1100||1000|
|Integrated Memory Controller(s)|
|The number of controllers||1|
|Supported memory||DDR3-1333, DDR3-1600|
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