Average Bench: 52.3% (678th of 1305)

Based on 12,731 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000306A9 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3120M CPU @ 2.50GHz

Average average bench

The Intel Core i3-3120M averaged 47.6% 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. Memory Latency 78Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 59.8Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-3120M is just 18.6%. 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 12,731 samples)
Min Avg Max
63 Memory 78 90.4
31.3 1-Core 59.8 68.5
58.2 2-Core 105 128
52.4% 81 Pts
Min Avg Max
86.1 4-Core 157 178
92.6 8-Core 160 179
21.5% 158 Pts
Min Avg Max
95.9 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 84.4
1-Core 59.2
2-Core 131
57% 91.5 Pts
4-Core 176
8-Core 177
24% 176 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 83.7
1-Core 67.6
2-Core 115
57% 88.7 Pts
4-Core 170
8-Core 173
23% 172 Pts
64-Core 173
12% 173 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.9
1-Core 58.5
2-Core 104
54% 82.3 Pts
4-Core 162
8-Core 171
23% 167 Pts
64-Core 173
12% 173 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.7
1-Core 68.5
2-Core 122
58% 90.7 Pts
4-Core 178
8-Core 177
24% 177 Pts
64-Core 178
12% 178 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.9
1-Core 59.4
2-Core 119
54% 85.8 Pts
4-Core 171
8-Core 166
23% 168 Pts
64-Core 174
12% 174 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz
Memory 80.8
1-Core 60.8
2-Core 104
53% 81.8 Pts
4-Core 152
8-Core 175
22% 164 Pts
64-Core 178
12% 178 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 70.8
1-Core 64.7
2-Core 126
54% 87 Pts
4-Core 177
8-Core 177
24% 177 Pts
64-Core 178
12% 178 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 68.1
1-Core 65.4
2-Core 124
53% 85.9 Pts
4-Core 169
8-Core 169
23% 169 Pts
64-Core 169
11% 169 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 41,981,930 CPUs tested.

 Prices

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Typical Core i3-3120M Builds (Compare 505 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: 58% - Above average Total price: $125

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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

8 months ago.

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


Average

8 months ago.

Esta muy bien, puede ofrecer mucho este procesador


Average

9 months ago.

It was good for 2014 computer now its getting to slow


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


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