Average Bench: 44.5% (412th of 1129)

Based on 23,156 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000206A7, 0000000000000000 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2120 CPU @ 3.30GHz
Poor: 34%Average: 44.5% Great: 49%
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i3-2120 averaged 55.4% 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 79.1Pts
Single Core Floating Point Speed 80Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-2120 is just 14.8%. 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 208Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 23,156 samples)
Min Avg Max
56.6 SC Int 79.1 86.5
59.9 SC Float 80 87.3
57.9 SC Mixed 79.2 86.9
63.5% 79.4 Pts
Min Avg Max
136 QC Int 195 215
142 QC Float 202 222
139 QC Mixed 202 223
45.3% 200 Pts
Min Avg Max
160 MC Int 201 216
163 MC Float 208 223
160 MC Mixed 208 224
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 85.9
SC Float 87.3
SC Mixed 86.4
69% 86.5 Pts
QC Int 214
QC Float 222
QC Mixed 223
50% 219 Pts
MC Int 214
MC Float 225
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
SC Float 85.9
SC Mixed 86.3
69% 86.1 Pts
QC Int 212
QC Float 221
QC Mixed 221
49% 218 Pts
MC Int 213
MC Float 219
MC Mixed 223
33% 218 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
SC Int 86.9
SC Float 86.6
SC Mixed 87.3
70% 86.9 Pts
QC Int 215
QC Float 222
QC Mixed 216
49% 218 Pts
MC Int 215
MC Float 223
MC Mixed 224
33% 221 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
SC Int 85.6
SC Float 87.6
SC Mixed 86.5
69% 86.6 Pts
QC Int 208
QC Float 212
QC Mixed 216
48% 212 Pts
MC Int 214
MC Float 218
MC Mixed 223
33% 218 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 74.4
SC Float 80.8
SC Mixed 70.4
60% 75.2 Pts
QC Int 215
QC Float 222
QC Mixed 224
50% 220 Pts
MC Int 215
MC Float 211
MC Mixed 222
32% 216 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 78.4
SC Float 83.5
SC Mixed 82.5
65% 81.5 Pts
QC Int 186
QC Float 194
QC Mixed 198
44% 193 Pts
MC Int 190
MC Float 192
MC Mixed 200
29% 194 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 85.5
SC Float 85.8
SC Mixed 77.3
66% 82.9 Pts
QC Int 168
QC Float 208
QC Mixed 200
43% 192 Pts
MC Int 202
MC Float 210
MC Mixed 203
31% 205 Pts
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Typical Core i3-2120 Builds (Compare 2,349 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
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Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 390

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $201

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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

6 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.


Poor

2 months ago.

Good for everyday use such as internet browsing but it's trash for gaming, GTA V, Battlefield 1 barely playable, even with gtx 960 4gb on low-med settings, 20-30 FPS in most cases, bottlenecks the gpu.


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