Average Bench: 60.5% (544th of 1360)

Based on 622 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000206A7 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2125 CPU @ 3.30GHz
Poor: 51%Average: 60.5% Great: 65%
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i3-2125 averaged 39.5% 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 86Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 80Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-2125 is just 14.2%. 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 208Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 622 samples)
Min Avg Max
72.1 Memory 86 92.9
57.7 1-Core 80 87.9
96.1 2-Core 140 168
63.9% 102 Pts
Min Avg Max
137 4-Core 205 228
157 8-Core 208 228
28.2% 206 Pts
Min Avg Max
167 64-Core 210 228
14.1% 210 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
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)
Memory 91.8
1-Core 87.7
2-Core 151
69% 110 Pts
4-Core 227
8-Core 233
31% 230 Pts
64-Core 230
15% 230 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
Memory 91.5
1-Core 67.8
2-Core 133
62% 97.6 Pts
4-Core 224
8-Core 228
31% 226 Pts
64-Core 226
15% 226 Pts
Socket 1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.7
1-Core 87.7
2-Core 155
69% 111 Pts
4-Core 231
8-Core 238
32% 234 Pts
64-Core 233
16% 233 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 88
1-Core 85.5
2-Core 163
69% 112 Pts
4-Core 234
8-Core 233
32% 233 Pts
64-Core 232
16% 232 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
Memory 85.8
1-Core 75
2-Core 169
66% 110 Pts
4-Core 226
8-Core 226
31% 226 Pts
64-Core 229
15% 229 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 79
1-Core 91.2
2-Core 152
66% 108 Pts
4-Core 244
8-Core 242
33% 243 Pts
64-Core 240
16% 240 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.8
1-Core 83.5
2-Core 140
63% 102 Pts
4-Core 212
8-Core 212
29% 212 Pts
64-Core 207
14% 207 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 59.6
1-Core 51.4
2-Core 105
44% 71.9 Pts
4-Core 108
8-Core 183
18% 146 Pts
64-Core 191
13% 191 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 55,486,957 CPUs tested.

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Typical Core i3-2125 Builds (Compare 1,433 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 390

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $174

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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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