IntelBX80623I52400
Intel

4 Cores, 4 Threads @3.1GHz, Sandy Bridge.
Release date: Q1 2011.

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2 Cores, 4 Threads @3.3 GHz, Sandy Bridge.
Release date ≤ Q4 2013.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 109,588 user samples
72,954 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 54% Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 37% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 1.15 GHz (avg)
Poor: 37% Great: 54%
SPEED RANK: 279th / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Raft
36,634 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 37% Base clock 3.3 GHz
Worst Bench: 24% Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
Poor: 24% Great: 37%
SPEED RANK: 496th / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
49.2 % Much faster effective speed.
+46%
33.8 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
83.2 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+5%
79 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
163 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+17%
139 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
306 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+52%
201 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
310 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+51%
205 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
312 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+51%
207 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
89 Pts +2% 86.9 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
174 Pts +4% 168 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
337 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+51%
223 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
338 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+52%
223 Pts
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
340 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+51%
225 Pts
Market Share
Based on 19,437,832 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.56 % Hugely higher market share.
+115%
0.26 %
Value
Value For Money
66.1 % Much better value.
+63%
40.6 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
70 % Slightly more popular.
+11%
63 %
Price
Price (score)
$95 Much cheaper.
+33%
$142
Age
Newest
103 Months 67+ Months Much more recent.
+35%
Cache
Cache
6 MB SmartCache 3 MB SmartCache
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$178.00 $113.00 - $120.00
Turbo Boost Tech
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
2.0 No
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
No Yes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) ‡
Yes No
vPro Tech
Intel® vPro™ Technology ‡
Yes No
AES New Instructions
Intel® AES New Instructions
Yes No
Trusted Execution Tech
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology ‡
Yes No

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Pros: Brilliant value for money. Cons: It's not the 2400k which can be had for just a tiny bit more and offers a lot more flexibility in terms of overclocking. [Apr '12 CPUPro]

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The i3-2120 is a very old CPU at this point. Whilst capable of simple tasks like web browsing and videos the weight of ageing has hit it hard with newer software running more slowly. With only 2 cores it doesn't handle multitasking very well and is also an extremely poor choice for more modern gaming. Though if you're not doing anything but light usage it's okay, but you can almost definitely find something better for the same price. [Jun '19 Robotonic]

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