Average Bench: 34.3% (482nd of 1182)

Based on 351 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000206A7 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2125 CPU @ 3.30GHz
Poor: 26%Average: 34.3% Great: 38%
Gaming
Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

Poor average bench

The Intel Core i3-2125 averaged 65.6% 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 79.7Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 140Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-2125 is just 11.5%. 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 210Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 209Pts
ADVERTISEMENT

Average Bench

(Based on 351 samples)
Min Avg Max
57.4 1-Core 79.7 87.8
100 2-Core 140 168
52.8% 110 Pts
Min Avg Max
144 4-Core 205 229
160 8-Core 209 229
28.2% 207 Pts
Min Avg Max
162 64-Core 210 230
14.1% 210 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
1-Core 83.4
2-Core 166
59% 125 Pts
4-Core 225
8-Core 220
30% 223 Pts
64-Core 220
15% 220 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
1-Core 87.1
2-Core 169
60% 128 Pts
4-Core 224
8-Core 219
30% 221 Pts
64-Core 226
15% 226 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 86.8
2-Core 154
58% 121 Pts
4-Core 223
8-Core 225
30% 224 Pts
64-Core 222
15% 222 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 85.9
2-Core 155
58% 120 Pts
4-Core 220
8-Core 220
30% 220 Pts
64-Core 222
15% 222 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 86.5
2-Core 137
55% 112 Pts
4-Core 220
8-Core 221
30% 221 Pts
64-Core 221
15% 221 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 83.6
2-Core 166
59% 125 Pts
4-Core 216
8-Core 219
30% 217 Pts
64-Core 221
15% 221 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 85.4
2-Core 122
52% 104 Pts
4-Core 222
8-Core 221
30% 221 Pts
64-Core 222
15% 222 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
1-Core 77.9
2-Core 157
55% 118 Pts
4-Core 203
8-Core 203
28% 203 Pts
64-Core 218
15% 218 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 75.6
2-Core 144
52% 110 Pts
4-Core 181
8-Core 221
27% 201 Pts
64-Core 222
15% 222 Pts
351 MORE »

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,433,980 CPUs tested.

 Prices

AmazonUS $1553 mins
Send price feedback
Typical Core i3-2125 Builds (Compare 41,618 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 27%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 43% - Average Total price: $391

Popular Core i3-2125 systems:

How Fast Is Your CPU? (Bench your build) Size up your PC in less than a minute.

Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

UserBenchmark of the month

How it works

  • - Download and run UserBenchMark.
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write, sustained write and mixed IO.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
  • - See speed test results from other users.
  • - Compare your components to the current market leaders.
  • - Explore your best upgrade options with a virtual PC build.
  • - Compare your in-game FPS to other users with your hardware.
  • - Share your opinion by voting.
Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) August 2019 CPU Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical gamers and desktop users. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating which is geared towards gamers. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]

ADVERTISEMENT

Group Test Results

  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.

 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

 Comments

1182 Processors (Compared) Thousands of user benchmarks compiled into one comparison list.

See how consistently different CPUs perform with varying real world conditions. The charts also illustrate overall performance, popularity and rank.

 Frequently Asked Questions

 Best User Rated

The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9400F $143AMD RX 580 $172Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $86
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 $198Nvidia GTX 1660 $220Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $103
Intel Core i5-9600K $230AMD RX 5700 XT $400Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $195
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $75SanDisk Extreme 64GB $128
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $695SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $80SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
Today's hottest deals
About  •  User Guide  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer Feedback