Average Bench: 52.9% (647th of 1265)

Based on 9,927 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000306A9 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3120M CPU @ 2.50GHz

Average average bench

The Intel Core i3-3120M averaged 47.0% 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 79.1Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 60.2Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-3120M is 20.3%. 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 Mixed Speed 161Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 160Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,927 samples)
Min Avg Max
60.7 Memory 79.1 90.9
31.6 1-Core 60.2 68.6
55.4 2-Core 106 129
53% 81.7 Pts
Min Avg Max
83.8 4-Core 157 178
90.1 8-Core 160 179
21.6% 159 Pts
Min Avg Max
88.6 64-Core 161 179
10.8% 161 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.5
1-Core 68.5
2-Core 114
59% 90 Pts
4-Core 171
8-Core 176
24% 173 Pts
64-Core 178
12% 178 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.1
1-Core 68.2
2-Core 121
58% 90.8 Pts
4-Core 178
8-Core 179
24% 178 Pts
64-Core 177
12% 177 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.6
1-Core 66.1
2-Core 114
55% 85.8 Pts
4-Core 166
8-Core 172
23% 168 Pts
64-Core 173
12% 173 Pts
N/A, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 70.8
1-Core 68.1
2-Core 120
54% 86.4 Pts
4-Core 177
8-Core 176
24% 176 Pts
64-Core 177
12% 177 Pts
N/A, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 1.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.2
1-Core 45
2-Core 76.3
46% 66.5 Pts
4-Core 114
8-Core 113
16% 114 Pts
64-Core 111
8% 111 Pts
Socket rPGA988B, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 69.1
1-Core 31.6
2-Core 55.4
37% 52 Pts
4-Core 128
8-Core 175
20% 151 Pts
64-Core 169
11% 169 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 63
1-Core 66.7
2-Core 122
51% 83.7 Pts
4-Core 169
8-Core 168
23% 169 Pts
64-Core 167
11% 167 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 68.8
1-Core 68.1
2-Core 90.8
50% 75.9 Pts
4-Core 128
8-Core 120
17% 124 Pts
64-Core 100
7% 100 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 19.5
1-Core 34.3
2-Core 74.7
23% 42.8 Pts
4-Core 109
8-Core 136
16% 123 Pts
64-Core 127
8% 127 Pts
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 Prices

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Typical Core i3-3120M Builds (Compare 327 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 4%
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Desktop
Desktop 51%
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Workstation
Workstation 4%
Tree trunk

System: Toshiba Satellite C55-A

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $149

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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

1 month ago.

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


Average

2 month ago.

Esta muy bien, puede ofrecer mucho este procesador


Average

2 months ago.

It was good for 2014 computer now its getting to slow


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