Average Bench: 50.7% (792nd of 1458)

Based on 77,810 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000206A7, 0000000000000000 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2120 CPU @ 3.30GHz
Poor: 34%Average: 50.7% Great: 61%
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

Average average bench

The Intel Core i3-2120 averaged 49.2% 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. Memory Latency 73.2Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 69.2Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-2120 is 26.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i3-2120 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Speed 175Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 174Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 77,810 samples)
Min Avg Max
44.9 Memory 73.2 90.7
36.3 1-Core 69.2 83.4
61.3 2-Core 119 147
53.6% 87.2 Pts
Min Avg Max
92.7 4-Core 164 203
109 8-Core 174 205
22.4% 169 Pts
Min Avg Max
105 64-Core 175 205
10.8% 175 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.8
1-Core 82.5
2-Core 140
66% 105 Pts
4-Core 195
8-Core 189
26% 192 Pts
64-Core 196
12% 196 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 86
1-Core 83.8
2-Core 143
64% 104 Pts
4-Core 164
8-Core 205
24% 184 Pts
64-Core 202
12% 202 Pts
SKTH, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.3
1-Core 82.3
2-Core 127
63% 99.6 Pts
4-Core 153
8-Core 134
20% 144 Pts
64-Core 159
10% 159 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.3
1-Core 83.6
2-Core 163
62% 107 Pts
4-Core 212
8-Core 214
28% 213 Pts
64-Core 215
13% 215 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.1
1-Core 83.6
2-Core 155
62% 105 Pts
4-Core 192
8-Core 205
26% 199 Pts
64-Core 206
13% 206 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)
Memory 76.2
1-Core 66.3
2-Core 144
57% 95.3 Pts
4-Core 186
8-Core 186
25% 186 Pts
64-Core 181
11% 181 Pts
LGA1155 CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.6
1-Core 80.2
2-Core 138
59% 97.5 Pts
4-Core 198
8-Core 178
26% 188 Pts
64-Core 102
6% 102 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 68.6
1-Core 45.7
2-Core 85.8
43% 66.7 Pts
4-Core 112
8-Core 134
16% 123 Pts
64-Core 155
10% 155 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 67
1-Core 42.9
2-Core 72.3
40% 60.7 Pts
4-Core 124
8-Core 85.3
15% 105 Pts
64-Core 77.8
5% 77.8 Pts
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Gaming 7%
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Desktop
Desktop 51%
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Workstation
Workstation 7%
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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

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21 months ago.

ridiculously slow, barely runs system with applications closed.


Good

5 months ago.

is more aster, may be is so old but is powerful


Poor

5 months ago.

Not a great choice of cpu... Overall i can say that its pretty good, but overpriced... its not even worth 50 dollars.


Excellent

6 months ago.

Even it's kinda an old cpu but it's acceptable it still can run alot of new games


Good

4 years ago.

It's good for office work and other general office tasks. My school has dozens of Dell Optiplexes with this processor within them. Paired with an SSD or 7200 RPM Hard Drive, it makes the machine the go-to choice for schools on a budget.


Excellent

2 years ago.

damn good cpu for budget school pc's or workstations, got an hp 3400mt paired with this cpu n ssd and paired with an gt 520 and it was damn smooth experience ever in my life.


Average

4 years ago.

It's ok for general use, but if you want to game with this, you'll see that it pretty much bottlenecks the average gpu, thus making this my "avoid this" example if you want nice fps.


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