Average Bench: 45.7% (410th of 1159)

Based on 3,392 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000206A7, , BFEBFBFF000306A9, 1FABFBFF000206A7 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2130 CPU @ 3.40GHz
Poor: 34%Average: 45.7% Great: 50%
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 52%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i3-2130 averaged 54.3% 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 Integer Speed 80.9Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 81.2Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-2130 is just 16.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i3-2130 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 213Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 213Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,392 samples)
Min Avg Max
53.7 SC Int 80.9 89.3
58.9 SC Float 81.9 89.9
54.4 SC Mixed 81.2 89.6
65.1% 81.3 Pts
Min Avg Max
139 QC Int 199 222
147 QC Float 207 229
144 QC Mixed 207 230
46.3% 205 Pts
Min Avg Max
161 MC Int 206 223
172 MC Float 213 230
164 MC Mixed 213 231
31.5% 210 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 89.4
SC Float 88.8
SC Mixed 89.3
71% 89.2 Pts
QC Int 219
QC Float 228
QC Mixed 231
51% 226 Pts
MC Int 221
MC Float 230
MC Mixed 225
34% 225 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 89.2
SC Float 89.7
SC Mixed 89.2
72% 89.4 Pts
QC Int 210
QC Float 186
QC Mixed 228
47% 208 Pts
MC Int 215
MC Float 228
MC Mixed 228
34% 224 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 88.2
SC Float 89.2
SC Mixed 88.7
71% 88.7 Pts
QC Int 217
QC Float 229
QC Mixed 227
51% 224 Pts
MC Int 221
MC Float 225
MC Mixed 231
34% 226 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 78.7
SC Float 72.7
SC Mixed 86.7
64% 79.4 Pts
QC Int 220
QC Float 222
QC Mixed 228
50% 223 Pts
MC Int 223
MC Float 230
MC Mixed 228
34% 227 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 77.6
SC Float 83.4
SC Mixed 83.6
65% 81.5 Pts
QC Int 207
QC Float 212
QC Mixed 211
48% 210 Pts
MC Int 204
MC Float 213
MC Mixed 215
32% 210 Pts
Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2130 CPU @ 3.40GHz, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
SC Int 88.6
SC Float 90
SC Mixed 78.7
69% 85.8 Pts
QC Int 208
QC Float 216
QC Mixed 217
48% 214 Pts
MC Int 217
MC Float 216
MC Mixed 220
33% 218 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 85.6
SC Float 85.9
SC Mixed 84.6
68% 85.4 Pts
QC Int 190
QC Float 202
QC Mixed 198
45% 197 Pts
MC Int 182
MC Float 174
MC Mixed 155
26% 170 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 86.2
SC Float 87
SC Mixed 88.5
70% 87.2 Pts
QC Int 201
QC Float 222
QC Mixed 176
45% 200 Pts
MC Int 221
MC Float 229
MC Mixed 223
34% 224 Pts
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Desktop 50%
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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i3-2130 Processor (3M Cache, 3.40 GHz)
Code NameSandy Bridge
Launch DateQ3'11
Processor Numberi3-2130
# of Cores2
# of Threads4
Cache3 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography32 nm
Recommended Price$117.00
Clock Speed3.4 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI
Max TDP65 W
Expected DiscontinuanceQ3'2013

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 2000
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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Very good budget Sandy Bridge CPU that still packs a medium sized punch.


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