Average Bench: 44.4% (408th of 1117)

Based on 20,746 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000206A7, 0000000000000000 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2120 CPU @ 3.30GHz
Poor: 33%Average: 44.4% Great: 49%
Gaming
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i3-2120 averaged 55.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Single Core Integer Speed 78.2Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 78.8Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-2120 is just 15.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i3-2120 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 208Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 209Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 20,746 samples)
Min Avg Max
52.1 SC Int 78.2 86.7
55.5 SC Float 79.3 87.3
52.5 SC Mixed 78.8 87
63% 78.8 Pts
Min Avg Max
134 QC Int 194 215
143 QC Float 202 222
144 QC Mixed 202 223
45.2% 200 Pts
Min Avg Max
158 MC Int 201 216
160 MC Float 208 223
164 MC Mixed 209 225
30.8% 206 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 86.6
SC Float 87
SC Mixed 87.3
70% 87 Pts
QC Int 215
QC Float 222
QC Mixed 223
50% 220 Pts
MC Int 214
MC Float 224
MC Mixed 221
33% 220 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 86.8
SC Float 87.8
SC Mixed 87.5
70% 87.4 Pts
QC Int 214
QC Float 222
QC Mixed 221
50% 219 Pts
MC Int 216
MC Float 221
MC Mixed 224
33% 220 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
SC Int 85.6
SC Float 86.2
SC Mixed 86.3
69% 86 Pts
QC Int 213
QC Float 220
QC Mixed 220
49% 218 Pts
MC Int 211
MC Float 220
MC Mixed 224
33% 218 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
SC Int 83.2
SC Float 86.1
SC Mixed 84.9
68% 84.7 Pts
QC Int 214
QC Float 222
QC Mixed 222
50% 219 Pts
MC Int 216
MC Float 222
MC Mixed 227
33% 222 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
SC Int 58
SC Float 66.3
SC Mixed 76.8
54% 67 Pts
QC Int 209
QC Float 178
QC Mixed 218
46% 202 Pts
MC Int 212
MC Float 221
MC Mixed 224
33% 219 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 80.1
SC Float 81.2
SC Mixed 85.4
66% 82.2 Pts
QC Int 180
QC Float 189
QC Mixed 194
42% 188 Pts
MC Int 188
MC Float 196
MC Mixed 187
28% 190 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 83.8
SC Float 81.5
SC Mixed 71.8
63% 79 Pts
QC Int 174
QC Float 193
QC Mixed 194
42% 187 Pts
MC Int 211
MC Float 221
MC Mixed 215
32% 216 Pts
Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2120 CPU @ 3.30GHz, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
SC Int 63.1
SC Float 67.2
SC Mixed 64.2
52% 64.8 Pts
QC Int 159
QC Float 169
QC Mixed 139
35% 156 Pts
MC Int 190
MC Float 208
MC Mixed 203
30% 200 Pts
Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2120 CPU @ 3.30GHz, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 8.55 GHz
SC Int 79.1
SC Float 80.4
SC Mixed 47
55% 68.8 Pts
QC Int 43.4
QC Float 88.6
QC Mixed 137
20% 89.8 Pts
MC Int 166
MC Float 162
MC Mixed 160
24% 163 Pts
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Typical Core i3-2120 Builds (Compare 2,207 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 12%
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Desktop
Desktop 48%
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Workstation
Workstation 18%
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Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 390

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $185

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i3-2120 Processor (3M Cache, 3.30 GHz)
Code NameSandy Bridge
Launch DateQ1'11
Processor Numberi3-2120
# of Cores2
# of Threads4
Cache3 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX
Embedded Options AvailableYes
Lithography32 nm
Recommended Price$113.00 - $120.00
Clock Speed3.3 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI
Max TDP65 W

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 2000
Graphics Base Frequency850 MHz
Wireless DisplayNo
# of Displays Supported2
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.1 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Intel InsiderYes
Flexible Display InterfaceYes

Memory

Max Memory Size32 GB
Memory TypesDDR3 1066/1333
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth21 GB/s

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision2.0
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsNo

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost TechNo
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)No
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
vPro TechNo
Identity Protection TechYes
Fast Memory AccessYes
Flex Memory AccessYes

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1155

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechNo

 Comments

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Terrible

3 months ago.

This CPU is used by our school and i think that a timetravelling Time-Lord should go into the past and delete it for all time.


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