Average Bench: 54.7% (610th of 1293)

Based on 892 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000206A7, , 1F8BFBFF000206A7 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2120T CPU @ 2.60GHz
Poor: 46%Average: 54.7% Great: 60%
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

Average average bench

The Intel Core i3-2120T averaged 45.2% 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 82.9Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 61.7Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-2120T is just 13.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i3-2120T performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 161Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 159Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 892 samples)
Min Avg Max
70.7 Memory 82.9 90.5
40.8 1-Core 61.7 68.5
74.2 2-Core 107 131
54.7% 83.8 Pts
Min Avg Max
106 4-Core 156 176
112 8-Core 159 176
21.5% 158 Pts
Min Avg Max
115 64-Core 161 176
10.8% 161 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.3
1-Core 65.7
2-Core 106
57% 86.4 Pts
4-Core 159
8-Core 160
22% 159 Pts
64-Core 159
11% 159 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.2
1-Core 65.9
2-Core 102
56% 84 Pts
4-Core 156
8-Core 158
22% 157 Pts
64-Core 163
11% 163 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 84
1-Core 64.6
2-Core 79.2
52% 75.9 Pts
4-Core 140
8-Core 135
19% 137 Pts
64-Core 147
10% 147 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 75
1-Core 65.9
2-Core 125
55% 88.6 Pts
4-Core 175
8-Core 176
24% 175 Pts
64-Core 170
11% 170 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.4
1-Core 68.1
2-Core 118
54% 86.5 Pts
4-Core 170
8-Core 174
23% 172 Pts
64-Core 175
12% 175 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.1
1-Core 66.2
2-Core 112
53% 83.7 Pts
4-Core 166
8-Core 168
23% 167 Pts
64-Core 167
11% 167 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.9
1-Core 65.3
2-Core 80.6
51% 74.6 Pts
4-Core 108
8-Core 113
15% 111 Pts
64-Core 155
10% 155 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 40,694,878 CPUs tested.

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Typical Core i3-2120T Builds (Compare 256 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 52%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Inspiron One 2020

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $171

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i3-2120T Processor (3M Cache, 2.60 GHz)
Code NameSandy Bridge
Launch DateQ3'11
Processor Numberi3-2120T
# of Cores2
# of Threads4
Cache3 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography32 nm
Recommended Price$121.00
Clock Speed2.6 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI
Max TDP35 W
Expected DiscontinuanceQ3'2013

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 2000
Graphics Base Frequency650 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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