Intel Core i3-2120 Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Intel Core i3-2120 has 2 cores with 4 threads and is based on the 2. gen of the Intel Core i3 series. The processor uses a mainboard with the LGA 1155 socket and was released in Q1/2011.
Intel Core i3-2120

CPU lineageCPU lineage

The segment in which we have classified the Intel Core i3-2120. Here you can see if it is a desktop processor or a mobile processor or which processor may be the successor of the Intel Core i3-2120.

Name: Intel Core i3-2120
Family: Intel Core i3
CPU group: Intel Core i 2000
Segment: Desktop / Server
Generation: 2
Predecessor: --
Successor: --

CPU Cores and Base FrequencyCPU Cores and Base Frequency

In addition to the number of CPU cores and threads, you can see here whether the Intel Core i3-2120 can be overclocked. You will also find the clock frequencies of the processor (single-core and multi-core) here. The number of CPU cores greatly affects the speed of the processor.

CPU Cores / Threads: 2 / 4
Core architecture: normal
Cores: 2x
Hyperthreading / SMT: Yes
Overclocking: No
Frequency: 3.30 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): --
Turbo Frequency (2 Cores): --

Internal GraphicsInternal Graphics

The Intel Core i3-2120 has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die. A processor with integrated graphics is also called APU (Accelerated Processing Unit).

GPU name: Intel HD Graphics 2000
GPU frequency: 0.85 GHz
GPU (Turbo): 1.10 GHz
Execution units: 6
Shader: 48
Max. GPU Memory: --
Max. displays: 2
Generation: 6
Direct X: 10.1
Technology: 32 nm
Release date: Q1/2011

Hardware codec supportHardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

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

Memory & PCIeMemory & PCIe

The memory type as well as the amount of memory can greatly affect the speed of the processor. The memory bandwidth depends on several factors and is given in gigabytes per second.

Memory type: DDR3-1066
DDR3-1333
Max. Memory: 32 GB
Memory channels: 2
Bandwidth: --
ECC: No
PCIe: 2.0 x 16
AES-NI: Yes

Thermal ManagementThermal Management

The Thermal Design Power (TDP for short) specifies the necessary cooling solution to cool the processor sufficiently. The TDP usually only gives a rough idea of the real consumption of a CPU.

TDP (PL1): 65 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: --

Technical detailsTechnical details

Here you will find information on the size of the level 2 and level 3 cache of the Intel Core i3-2120 as well as a list of the processors ISA extensions. We have documented the architecture and the manufacturing technology for you as well as the release date.

Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions: SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX
L2-Cache: --
L3-Cache: 3.00 MB
Architecture: Sandy Bridge S
Documents: --
Technology: 32 nm
Virtualization: VT-x, VT-x EPT
Socket: LGA 1155
Release date: Q1/2011
Part Number: --
Operating systems: Windows 10, Linux

Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Intel Core i3-2120 have been carefully checked by us. We only publish benchmark results that have been created by us or that have been submitted by a visitor and then checked by a team member. All results are based on and fullfill our benchmark guidelines.

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

AMD Ryzen 3 3200U AMD Ryzen 3 3200U
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
670
AMD Ryzen 3 3300U AMD Ryzen 3 3300U
4C 4T @ 2.10 GHz
670
Intel Xeon Silver 4116 Intel Xeon Silver 4116
12C 24T @ 2.10 GHz
670
Intel Core i3-2120 Intel Core i3-2120
2C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
668
Intel Core i7-2720QM Intel Core i7-2720QM
4C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
668
Intel Pentium G3420 Intel Pentium G3420
2C 2T @ 3.20 GHz
668
Intel Celeron N5095A Intel Celeron N5095A
4C 4T @ 2.00 GHz
667
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Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

AMD A10-5800K AMD A10-5800K
4C 4T @ 3.80 GHz
1483
AMD FX-4320 AMD FX-4320
4C 4T @ 4.00 GHz
1481
Intel Core i5-4258U Intel Core i5-4258U
2C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
1479
Intel Core i3-2120 Intel Core i3-2120
2C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
1478
Intel Core i5-4278U Intel Core i5-4278U
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
1478
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 2200U AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 2200U
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
1477
AMD Ryzen 3 2200U AMD Ryzen 3 2200U
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
1477
Show all Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.

Intel Core i3-3220 Intel Core i3-3220
2C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
279
Intel Core i5-6300U Intel Core i5-6300U
2C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
272
Intel Xeon E5450 Intel Xeon E5450
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
271
Intel Core i3-2120 Intel Core i3-2120
2C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
268
Intel Core i5-3230M Intel Core i5-3230M
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
254
Intel Core i3-2100 Intel Core i3-2100
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
253
Intel Core2 Duo E8400 Intel Core2 Duo E8400
2C 2T @ 3.00 GHz
252
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CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.

Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200
4C 4T @ 2.33 GHz
786
Intel Core i3-3210 Intel Core i3-3210
2C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
785
Intel Core i5-3340M Intel Core i5-3340M
2C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
785
Intel Core i3-2120 Intel Core i3-2120
2C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
783
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T AMD Phenom II X6 1055T
6C 6T @ 2.80 GHz
782
Intel Core i7-2640M Intel Core i7-2640M
2C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
779
AMD A8-6600K AMD A8-6600K
4C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
771
Show all CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core) results



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.

MediaTek Helio X20 MediaTek Helio X20
ARM Mali-T880 MP4 @ 0.78 GHz
106
MediaTek Helio X23 MediaTek Helio X23
ARM Mali-T880 MP4 @ 0.78 GHz
106
Intel Atom x6414RE Intel Atom x6414RE
Intel UHD Graphics 10th Gen (16 EU) @ 0.40 GHz
106
Intel Core i3-2120 Intel Core i3-2120
Intel HD Graphics 2000 @ 1.10 GHz
106
Intel Core i3-2115C Intel Core i3-2115C
Intel HD Graphics 2000 @ 1.10 GHz
106
Intel Core i3-2130 Intel Core i3-2130
Intel HD Graphics 2000 @ 1.10 GHz
106
Intel Core i3-2120T Intel Core i3-2120T
Intel HD Graphics 2000 @ 1.10 GHz
106
Show all iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS) results



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