Average Bench: 60.6% (507th of 1323)

Based on 592 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000206A7 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2125 CPU @ 3.30GHz
Poor: 51%Average: 60.6% Great: 65%
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i3-2125 averaged 39.4% 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

Avg. Memory Latency 86.3Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 79.9Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-2125 is just 14.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i3-2125 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 209Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 207Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 592 samples)
Min Avg Max
72.9 Memory 86.3 93
57.9 1-Core 79.9 87.4
96.2 2-Core 140 168
64% 102 Pts
Min Avg Max
136 4-Core 204 225
157 8-Core 207 226
28% 206 Pts
Min Avg Max
167 64-Core 209 227
14% 209 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Socket 1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.8
1-Core 88.5
2-Core 105
63% 94.7 Pts
4-Core 222
8-Core 230
31% 226 Pts
64-Core 234
16% 234 Pts
Socket 1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.2
1-Core 89
2-Core 164
68% 112 Pts
4-Core 231
8-Core 234
32% 233 Pts
64-Core 233
16% 233 Pts
SKTH, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.7
1-Core 86.4
2-Core 148
64% 104 Pts
4-Core 220
8-Core 220
30% 220 Pts
64-Core 219
15% 219 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.5
1-Core 88.7
2-Core 133
62% 99.2 Pts
4-Core 231
8-Core 235
32% 233 Pts
64-Core 237
16% 237 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.1
1-Core 86.6
2-Core 156
64% 106 Pts
4-Core 220
8-Core 221
30% 221 Pts
64-Core 218
15% 218 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 74
1-Core 86.5
2-Core 160
64% 107 Pts
4-Core 221
8-Core 222
30% 222 Pts
64-Core 223
15% 223 Pts
LGA1155 CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 72.7
1-Core 66
2-Core 132
55% 90.1 Pts
4-Core 222
8-Core 230
31% 226 Pts
64-Core 229
15% 229 Pts
Socket 1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 69.3
1-Core 82.6
2-Core 129
58% 93.6 Pts
4-Core 215
8-Core 220
30% 217 Pts
64-Core 229
15% 229 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
Memory 67.2
1-Core 30
2-Core 43.7
35% 47 Pts
4-Core 64.3
8-Core 74.4
9% 69.4 Pts
64-Core 68.8
5% 68.8 Pts
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Typical Core i3-2125 Builds (Compare 5,208 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 5%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 5%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 390

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $180

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i3-2125 Processor (3M Cache, 3.30 GHz)
Code NameSandy Bridge
Launch DateQ3'11
Processor Numberi3-2125
# of Cores2
# of Threads4
Cache3 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography32 nm
Recommended Price$144.00
Clock Speed3.3 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI
Max TDP65 W
Expected DiscontinuanceQ3'2013

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 3000
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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