Average Bench: 34.4% (481st of 1184)

Based on 362 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000206A7 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2125 CPU @ 3.30GHz
Poor: 26%Average: 34.4% 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 79.8Pts
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
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Average Bench

(Based on 362 samples)
Min Avg Max
57.5 1-Core 79.8 87.9
102 2-Core 140 168
52.8% 110 Pts
Min Avg Max
146 4-Core 205 228
161 8-Core 209 229
28.3% 207 Pts
Min Avg Max
163 64-Core 210 231
14.1% 210 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 90.4
2-Core 168
62% 129 Pts
4-Core 228
8-Core 233
31% 230 Pts
64-Core 235
16% 235 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
1-Core 88.7
2-Core 157
59% 123 Pts
4-Core 226
8-Core 228
31% 227 Pts
64-Core 229
15% 229 Pts
Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2125 CPU @ 3.30GHz, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
1-Core 85.8
2-Core 160
58% 123 Pts
4-Core 221
8-Core 223
30% 222 Pts
64-Core 224
15% 224 Pts
Socket 1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 85.6
2-Core 155
58% 120 Pts
4-Core 222
8-Core 221
30% 222 Pts
64-Core 221
15% 221 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
1-Core 84.1
2-Core 122
51% 103 Pts
4-Core 221
8-Core 223
30% 222 Pts
64-Core 225
15% 225 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 75.3
2-Core 120
48% 97.9 Pts
4-Core 223
8-Core 224
30% 223 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 83.9
2-Core 154
57% 119 Pts
4-Core 212
8-Core 218
29% 215 Pts
64-Core 216
14% 216 Pts
SKTH, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 85.6
2-Core 147
56% 116 Pts
4-Core 211
8-Core 216
29% 213 Pts
64-Core 221
15% 221 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 20,982,142 CPUs tested.

 Prices

AmazonUS $15221 mins
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Typical Core i3-2125 Builds (Compare 44,833 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 24%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 38% - Below average Total price: $390

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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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