Intel Core i3-2120 vs. Intel Core i7-2710QE

CPU comparison with benchmarks

Intel Core i3-2120 CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i7-2710QE
Intel Core i3-2120 Intel Core i7-2710QE
Intel Core i3 Family Intel Core i7
Intel Core i 2000 CPU group Intel Core i 2000M
2 Generation 2
Sandy Bridge S Architecture Sandy Bridge H
Desktop / Server Segment Mobile
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base FrequencyCPU Cores and Base Frequency

2 Cores 4
4 Threads 8
3.30 GHz Frequency 2.10 GHz
Turbo (1 Core) 3.00 GHz
Turbo (All Cores)
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? No

Internal GraphicsInternal Graphics

Intel HD Graphics 2000 GPU Intel HD Graphics 3000
0.85 GHz GPU frequency 0.65 GHz
1.10 GHz GPU (Turbo) 1.20 GHz
6 GPU Generation 6
32 nm Technology 32 nm
2 Max. displays 2
6 Execution units 12
48 Shader 96
Max. GPU Memory
10.1 DirectX Version 10.1

Hardware codec supportHardware codec support

No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
No Codec VP9 No
No Codec VP8 No
No Codec AV1 No
Decode / Encode Codec AVC Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
No Codec JPEG No

Memory & PCIeMemory & PCIe

DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333 Memory DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333, DDR3-1600
32 GB Max. Memory 16 GB
2 Memory channels 2
L2 Cache
3.00 MB L3 Cache 6.00 MB
2.0 PCIe version 2.0
16 PCIe lanes 20

Thermal ManagementThermal Management

65 W TDP (PL1) 45 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. 100 °C

Technical detailsTechnical details

32 nm Technology 32 nm
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX
LGA 1155 Socket PGA 988
VT-x, VT-x EPT Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT
Yes AES-NI Yes
Q1/2011 Release date Q1/2011
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iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.

Intel Core i3-2120 Intel Core i3-2120
Intel HD Graphics 2000 @ 1.10 GHz
106 (46%)
Intel Core i7-2710QE Intel Core i7-2710QE
Intel HD Graphics 3000 @ 1.20 GHz
230 (100%)
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Devices using this processorDevices using this processor

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