Average Bench: 45% (428th of 1159)

Based on 333 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000206A7 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2125 CPU @ 3.30GHz
Poor: 35%Average: 45% Great: 50%
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i3-2125 averaged 54.9% 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

Single Core Floating Point Speed 80.3Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 79.6Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-2125 is just 14.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i3-2125 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 209Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 210Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 333 samples)
Min Avg Max
53.5 SC Int 79 87.3
60.3 SC Float 80.3 88.1
57.2 SC Mixed 79.6 87.9
63.7% 79.6 Pts
Min Avg Max
134 QC Int 196 218
155 QC Float 206 232
148 QC Mixed 205 229
45.8% 202 Pts
Min Avg Max
159 MC Int 202 218
163 MC Float 209 232
162 MC Mixed 210 231
31.1% 207 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 86.8
SC Float 87.3
SC Mixed 86.8
70% 87 Pts
QC Int 213
QC Float 220
QC Mixed 220
49% 218 Pts
MC Int 212
MC Float 220
MC Mixed 220
33% 217 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
SC Int 84
SC Float 85.7
SC Mixed 86.2
68% 85.3 Pts
QC Int 213
QC Float 218
QC Mixed 218
49% 216 Pts
MC Int 215
MC Float 219
MC Mixed 218
33% 217 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
SC Int 84
SC Float 85.5
SC Mixed 84.7
68% 84.7 Pts
QC Int 208
QC Float 214
QC Mixed 213
48% 212 Pts
MC Int 210
MC Float 219
MC Mixed 220
32% 216 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
SC Int 80.3
SC Float 83.9
SC Mixed 76.3
64% 80.2 Pts
QC Int 199
QC Float 218
QC Mixed 222
48% 213 Pts
MC Int 217
MC Float 223
MC Mixed 222
33% 220 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 71.2
SC Float 78.5
SC Mixed 81.7
62% 77.1 Pts
QC Int 203
QC Float 211
QC Mixed 218
48% 211 Pts
MC Int 172
MC Float 178
MC Mixed 153
25% 168 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
SC Int 80.5
SC Float 81.4
SC Mixed 80.3
65% 80.7 Pts
QC Int 203
QC Float 213
QC Mixed 209
47% 208 Pts
MC Int 209
MC Float 217
MC Mixed 213
32% 213 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
SC Int 82.7
SC Float 82.9
SC Mixed 80.3
66% 82 Pts
QC Int 168
QC Float 198
QC Mixed 206
43% 190 Pts
MC Int 212
MC Float 222
MC Mixed 213
32% 216 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 82.2
SC Float 78.7
SC Mixed 75.7
63% 78.9 Pts
QC Int 193
QC Float 204
QC Mixed 206
46% 201 Pts
MC Int 194
MC Float 198
MC Mixed 193
29% 195 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
SC Int 58.2
SC Float 61.8
SC Mixed 62.1
48% 60.7 Pts
QC Int 158
QC Float 220
QC Mixed 216
45% 198 Pts
MC Int 214
MC Float 215
MC Mixed 218
32% 216 Pts
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Gaming
Gaming 31%
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Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 19%
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EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $431

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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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