Average Bench: 45% (389th of 1100)

Based on 17,950 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000206A7, 0000000000000000 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2120 CPU @ 3.30GHz
Poor: 34%Average: 45% Great: 49%
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 52%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i3-2120 averaged 54.9% 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

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 80.7Pts
Single Core Integer Speed 80Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-2120 is just 14.5%. 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 209Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 209Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 17,950 samples)
Min Avg Max
60.5 SC Int 80 86.6
62.8 SC Float 81.1 87.2
60.2 SC Mixed 80.7 86.9
64.5% 80.6 Pts
Min Avg Max
143 QC Int 197 216
145 QC Float 203 222
146 QC Mixed 204 223
45.6% 201 Pts
Min Avg Max
156 MC Int 203 217
160 MC Float 209 224
163 MC Mixed 209 225
31% 207 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2120 CPU @ 3.30GHz, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
SC Int 86
SC Float 86.7
SC Mixed 86.6
69% 86.4 Pts
QC Int 215
QC Float 221
QC Mixed 222
50% 219 Pts
MC Int 215
MC Float 222
MC Mixed 223
33% 220 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 86.5
SC Float 86.8
SC Mixed 86.7
69% 86.7 Pts
QC Int 215
QC Float 219
QC Mixed 219
49% 218 Pts
MC Int 216
MC Float 222
MC Mixed 222
33% 220 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 86.2
SC Float 86.6
SC Mixed 85.7
69% 86.2 Pts
QC Int 212
QC Float 220
QC Mixed 218
49% 217 Pts
MC Int 175
MC Float 220
MC Mixed 210
30% 202 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 81.5
SC Float 86.4
SC Mixed 84
67% 84 Pts
QC Int 211
QC Float 186
QC Mixed 219
47% 206 Pts
MC Int 204
MC Float 210
MC Mixed 219
32% 211 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 86.5
SC Float 86.1
SC Mixed 86.2
69% 86.3 Pts
QC Int 212
QC Float 218
QC Mixed 204
48% 211 Pts
MC Int 214
MC Float 220
MC Mixed 221
33% 218 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 81.5
SC Float 84.6
SC Mixed 84
67% 83.4 Pts
QC Int 201
QC Float 208
QC Mixed 206
46% 205 Pts
MC Int 202
MC Float 209
MC Mixed 210
31% 207 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
SC Int 84.7
SC Float 86.3
SC Mixed 84.6
68% 85.2 Pts
QC Int 209
QC Float 207
QC Mixed 204
47% 207 Pts
MC Int 214
MC Float 215
MC Mixed 202
32% 210 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 39.4
SC Float 41.5
SC Mixed 39.8
32% 40.2 Pts
QC Int 158
QC Float 164
QC Mixed 163
37% 161 Pts
MC Int 175
MC Float 185
MC Mixed 182
27% 181 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 1 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
SC Int 56.1
SC Float 79.8
SC Mixed 64.2
53% 66.7 Pts
QC Int 106
QC Float 103
QC Mixed 110
24% 106 Pts
MC Int 99.2
MC Float 108
MC Mixed 105
16% 104 Pts
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Typical Core i3-2120 Builds (Compare 1,821 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 12%
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Desktop
Desktop 47%
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Workstation
Workstation 18%
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Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 390

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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

9 days 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.


Terrible

3 days ago.

Bad


Terrible

5 days ago.

no me gusta


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