AMD FX-8120 vs Intel Core i7-2860QM

Physical Specifications

Socket AMD Socket AM3+ Intel BGA 1224
Process size 32 nm 32 nm
Transistors 1,200 million 1,160 million
Die size 315 mm² 216 mm²
Package µPGA BGA2
Foundry Intel

Performance

Frequency 3.1 GHz 2.5 GHz
Turbo clock up to 4 GHz up to 3.6 GHz
Base clock 200 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 15.5x 25.0x
Multiplier unlocked Yes No
Voltage 1.425 V
TDP 125 W 45 W

Architecture Details

Vertical Segment Desktop Mobile
Production status End-of-life End-of-life
Release date Oct 12th, 2011 Sep 4th, 2011
Codename Zambezi Sandy Bridge
Generation FX Core i7
Part FD8120FRGUBOXFD8120FRW8KGU SR02Q
Memory support DDR3 Dual-channel unknown Dual-channel
ECC memory No No
PCI Express Gen 2

Cores

Total Cores 8 4
Total Threads 8 8
SMP # CPUs 1 1
Integrated graphics Intel HD 3000

Cache

Cache L1 384K 64K (per core)
Cache L2 8MB 256K (per core)
Cache L3 8MB (shared) 8MB (shared)

Notes

Notes 16KB L1 data cache per core. 64KB L1 instruction cache shared per two cores (per module). 2MB L2 cache shared per two cores (per module). This processor comes with an unlocked multiplier, allowing users to set the multiplier value higher than the shipped

Features & Technologies

AES Yes
AES-NI Yes
AMD-V Yes
AMD64 Yes
AVX Yes Yes
CLMUL Yes
CVT16 Yes
EIST Yes
EVP Yes
FMA4 Yes
HT3.1 Yes
HTT Yes
Intel 64 Yes
MMX Yes Yes
SSE Yes Yes
SSE2 Yes Yes
SSE3 Yes Yes
SSE4.1 Yes
SSE4.2 Yes Yes
SSE4A Yes
SSSE3 Yes Yes
TXT Yes
Turbo Core Yes
VT-d Yes
VT-x Yes
XD bit Yes
XOP Yes

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