Average Bench: 50.1% (734th of 1385)

Based on 14,372 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000306A9 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3120M CPU @ 2.50GHz

Average average bench

The Intel Core i3-3120M averaged 49.9% 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

Avg. Memory Latency 75.2Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 57.5Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-3120M is 24.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i3-3120M performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Speed 151Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 151Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 14,372 samples)
Min Avg Max
52.8 Memory 75.2 90.6
31.6 1-Core 57.5 66.7
57.8 2-Core 101 124
49.5% 77.9 Pts
Min Avg Max
80.3 4-Core 147 172
86.2 8-Core 151 172
19.8% 149 Pts
Min Avg Max
80.2 64-Core 151 173
9.3% 151 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.3
1-Core 59.8
2-Core 98.4
51% 79.2 Pts
4-Core 144
8-Core 152
20% 148 Pts
64-Core 150
9% 150 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.8
1-Core 60.3
2-Core 98.3
49% 77.5 Pts
4-Core 137
8-Core 149
19% 143 Pts
64-Core 150
9% 150 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 57.8
1-Core 50.7
2-Core 41.5
35% 50 Pts
4-Core 153
8-Core 115
19% 134 Pts
64-Core 148
9% 148 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 28.5
1-Core 48.9
2-Core 82.5
30% 53.3 Pts
4-Core 104
8-Core 125
15% 114 Pts
64-Core 111
7% 111 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 29
1-Core 37
2-Core 65.9
26% 44 Pts
4-Core 98.6
8-Core 113
14% 106 Pts
64-Core 138
8% 138 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 8.26
1-Core 33.4
2-Core 62.8
18% 34.8 Pts
4-Core 76.6
8-Core 111
12% 93.8 Pts
64-Core 93.7
6% 93.7 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 58,840,294 CPUs tested.

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Typical Core i3-3120M Builds (Compare 216 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 2%
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Desktop
Desktop 49%
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Workstation
Workstation 2%
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System: Toshiba Satellite C55-A

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $100

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i3-3120M Processor (3M Cache, 2.50 GHz)
Code NameIvy Bridge
Launch DateQ3'12
Processor Numberi3-3120M
# of Cores2
# of Threads4
Cache3 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsAVX
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography22 nm
Recommended Price$225.00
Clock Speed2.5 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI
Max TDP35 W

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 4000
Graphics Base Frequency650 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI/SDVO/CRT
Wireless DisplayYes
# of Displays Supported3
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/L/-RS 1333/1600
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth25.6 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision2.0
PCI Express Configurations1x16, 2x8, 1x8 2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes1

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
Demand Based SwitchingNo
vPro TechNo
Identity Protection TechYes
Fast Memory AccessYes
Flex Memory AccessYes
My WiFi TechYes
4G WiMAX Wireless TechYes

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm (rPGA988B); 31mm x 24mm (BGA1023)
Graphics and IMC Lithography22 nm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCPGA988

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechNo
Anti-Theft TechYes

 Comments

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Good

2 years ago.

Good processing power. Excellent for office use home use and workstation . Ok for gaming.


Excellent

13 months ago.

The I3-3120M has great performance and is still fast for todays standard. Many makers such as Medion and Lenovo combined this CPU with the Nvidia GT740M because it is a great combination without any bottleneck.


Average

2 years ago.

It was good for 2014 computer now its getting to slow


Excellent

23 months ago.

Back in the day it was fast a CPU and its still good to todays standards.


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