Intel Core i3 2120 

Released January, 2011
  • 3.3 GHz
  • Dual core
6 Out of 10

Explore 2 desktops with the Intel Core i3 2120

CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the Intel Core i3 2120 among desktop CPUs (45 to 75W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

Core i3 2120
7.8
PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Core i3 2120
6.5
PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Core i3 2120
n.d.
Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

Core i3 2120
4.1
CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Core i3 2120
5.8
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Core i3 2120
n.d.
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

6

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Core i3 2120
6.0

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Intel Core i3 2120

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i3 2120
2 mPixels/s
Core i3 2100
2.05 mPixels/s

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

Core i3 2120
2,136
Core i3 3220
2,251
Core i3 2100
2,115

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 2120
5,074
Core i3 3220
5,399
Core i3 2100
4,786

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 2120
2,371
Core i3 3220
2,501
Core i3 2100
2,258

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 2120
162,800 MB/s
Core i3 3220
173,000 MB/s
Core i3 2100
153,100 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 2120
5,008
Core i3 3220
5,351
Core i3 2100
4,738

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i3 2120
3,901
Core i3 3220
4,229
Core i3 2100
3,664

PassMark (Single Core)

Core i3 2120
1,690
Core i3 2100
1,583
Core i3 3220
1,764

Reviews Word on the street for the Intel Core i3 2120

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Clock speed 3.3 GHz
Cores Dual core
Socket type LGA 1155
Is unlocked No

features

Has a NX bit Yes
Supports trusted computing No
Has virtualization support Yes
Instruction set extensions
  1. MMX
  2. SSE
  3. SSE2
  4. SSE4.1
  5. SSE3
  6. Supplemental SSE3
  7. SSE4.2
  8. AVX
  9. SSE4
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes

integrated graphics

GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 2000
Number of displays supported 2
GPU clock speed 850 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in
Memory type
  1. DDR3-1333
  2. DDR3-1066
  3. DDR3
Channels Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB

details

Architecture x86-64
Threads 4 threads
L2 cache 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm
Max CPUs 1
Clock multiplier 33
Operating temperature Unknown - 69.1°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 22
Overclock review score 1
Overclocked clock speed 3.42 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.37 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 1,336.7
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.42 GHz

power consumption

TDP 65W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 2.79 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W

bus

Architecture DMI
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s
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