Average Bench: 26.2% (650th of 1183)

Based on 8,232 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000306A9 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3120M CPU @ 2.50GHz

Very poor average bench

The Intel Core i3-3120M averaged 73.8% 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 60.1Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 105Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-3120M is just 14.2%. 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 162Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 160Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,232 samples)
Min Avg Max
31.7 1-Core 60.1 68.4
55.5 2-Core 105 130
39.8% 82.7 Pts
Min Avg Max
86.2 4-Core 157 178
90.4 8-Core 160 179
21.6% 158 Pts
Min Avg Max
95.4 64-Core 162 179
10.9% 162 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
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)
1-Core 68.7
2-Core 122
46% 95.6 Pts
4-Core 177
8-Core 174
24% 176 Pts
64-Core 174
12% 174 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 67
2-Core 114
44% 90.2 Pts
4-Core 169
8-Core 169
23% 169 Pts
64-Core 160
11% 160 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 66.6
2-Core 122
45% 94.1 Pts
4-Core 168
8-Core 142
22% 155 Pts
64-Core 154
10% 154 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 58.3
2-Core 103
39% 80.6 Pts
4-Core 143
8-Core 158
20% 151 Pts
64-Core 176
12% 176 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 50.3
2-Core 81.2
32% 65.8 Pts
4-Core 148
8-Core 150
20% 149 Pts
64-Core 160
11% 160 Pts
N/A, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 52.3
2-Core 95.7
35% 74 Pts
4-Core 146
8-Core 134
19% 140 Pts
64-Core 159
11% 159 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 1.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 25
2-Core 49
18% 37 Pts
4-Core 102
8-Core 98.4
14% 100 Pts
64-Core 100
7% 100 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

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 Prices

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Desktop 39%
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Workstation 15%
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System: Toshiba Satellite C55-A

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 29% - Poor Total price: $207

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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

Added n/a ago.

Terrible

4 months ago.

Esta muy bien, puede ofrecer mucho este procesador


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