Average Bench: 33.7% (647th of 1206)

Based on 639 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000206A7, , 1F8BFBFF000206A7 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2120T CPU @ 2.60GHz
Poor: 25%Average: 33.7% Great: 38%
Gaming
Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 38%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard

Poor average bench

The Intel Core i3-2120T averaged 66.3% 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. Single Core Mixed Speed 62.1Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 108Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-2120T is just 12.6%. 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 162Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 160Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 639 samples)
Min Avg Max
41.9 1-Core 62.1 68.5
74.1 2-Core 108 132
41% 85.1 Pts
Min Avg Max
108 4-Core 158 177
111 8-Core 160 177
21.7% 159 Pts
Min Avg Max
115 64-Core 162 178
10.9% 162 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2120T CPU @ 2.60GHz, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz
1-Core 68.2
2-Core 137
48% 103 Pts
4-Core 176
8-Core 176
24% 176 Pts
64-Core 178
12% 178 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 68.3
2-Core 123
46% 95.7 Pts
4-Core 176
8-Core 172
24% 174 Pts
64-Core 174
12% 174 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 68.5
2-Core 117
45% 92.7 Pts
4-Core 175
8-Core 175
24% 175 Pts
64-Core 174
12% 174 Pts
Socket 1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 68.7
2-Core 112
44% 90.3 Pts
4-Core 176
8-Core 177
24% 176 Pts
64-Core 176
12% 176 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 66.5
2-Core 114
44% 90.2 Pts
4-Core 170
8-Core 177
24% 174 Pts
64-Core 173
12% 173 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 65.6
2-Core 113
43% 89.5 Pts
4-Core 159
8-Core 163
22% 161 Pts
64-Core 167
11% 167 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 64
2-Core 105
41% 84.7 Pts
4-Core 154
8-Core 147
21% 150 Pts
64-Core 158
11% 158 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 60.7
2-Core 95.7
38% 78.2 Pts
4-Core 154
8-Core 162
21% 158 Pts
64-Core 164
11% 164 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 24,746,592 CPUs tested.

 Prices

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Typical Core i3-2120T Builds (Compare 76 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 36%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Surfboard

System: Fujitsu ESPRIMO Q510

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 40% - Below average Total price: $150

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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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