Average Bench: 45.1% (331st of 981)

Based on 14,303 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000206A7, 0000000000000000 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2120 CPU @ 3.30GHz
Poor: 35%Average: 45.1% Great: 49%
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 52%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i3-2120 averaged 54.8% 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 Floating Point Speed 81.4Pts
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 210Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 210Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 14,303 samples)
Min Avg Max
58.6 SC Int 80 86.6
62 SC Float 81.4 87.2
58.6 SC Mixed 80.6 87
64.5% 80.7 Pts
Min Avg Max
146 QC Int 198 216
150 QC Float 204 223
149 QC Mixed 204 224
45.8% 202 Pts
Min Avg Max
166 MC Int 204 218
170 MC Float 210 224
167 MC Mixed 210 226
31.2% 208 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Socket 1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
SC Int 84.9
SC Float 85.9
SC Mixed 85.5
68% 85.4 Pts
QC Int 216
QC Float 216
QC Mixed 219
49% 217 Pts
MC Int 199
MC Float 183
MC Mixed 157
27% 179 Pts
Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2120 CPU @ 3.30GHz, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
SC Int 72.7
SC Float 83.2
SC Mixed 84.4
64% 80.1 Pts
QC Int 195
QC Float 186
QC Mixed 208
44% 196 Pts
MC Int 204
MC Float 206
MC Mixed 214
31% 208 Pts
Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2120 CPU @ 3.30GHz, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 70
SC Float 74.1
SC Mixed 71.8
58% 72 Pts
QC Int 212
QC Float 214
QC Mixed 219
49% 215 Pts
MC Int 212
MC Float 217
MC Mixed 214
32% 214 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
SC Int 79.4
SC Float 85.6
SC Mixed 85.6
67% 83.5 Pts
QC Int 206
QC Float 212
QC Mixed 191
46% 203 Pts
MC Int 190
MC Float 197
MC Mixed 208
30% 198 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
SC Int 57.5
SC Float 58.7
SC Mixed 74
51% 63.4 Pts
QC Int 189
QC Float 193
QC Mixed 192
43% 191 Pts
MC Int 209
MC Float 217
MC Mixed 216
32% 214 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
SC Int 79.6
SC Float 80
SC Mixed 75
63% 78.2 Pts
QC Int 160
QC Float 170
QC Mixed 192
39% 174 Pts
MC Int 168
MC Float 177
MC Mixed 192
27% 179 Pts
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Gaming 12%
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Desktop
Desktop 47%
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Workstation
Workstation 18%
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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

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