Intel Core i3-2120T Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Intel Core i3-2120T 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 Q3/2011. The Intel Core i3-2120T scores 515 points in the Geekbench 5 single-core benchmark. In the Geekbench 5 multi-core benchmark, the result is 1,202 points.
Intel Core i3-2120T

CPU lineage

The segment in which we have classified the Intel Core i3-2120T. 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 i3-2120T.

Name: Intel Core i3-2120T
Family: Intel Core i3 (202)
CPU group: Intel Core i 2000 (28)
Architecture: Sandy Bridge S
Segment: Desktop / Server
Generation: 2
Predecessor: --
Successor: --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Core i3-2120T has 2 CPU cores and can calculate 4 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the Intel Core i3-2120T is 2.60 GHz. The number of CPU cores greatly affects the speed of the processor and is an important performance indicator.

CPU Cores / Threads: 2 / 4
Core architecture: normal
Cores: 2x
Hyperthreading / SMT: Yes
Overclocking: No
Frequency: 2.60 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): --
Turbo Frequency (2 Cores): --

Internal Graphics

The Intel Core i3-2120T has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. Specifically, the Intel Core i3-2120T uses the Intel HD Graphics 2000, which has 48 texture shaders and 6 execution units. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die.

GPU name: Intel HD Graphics 2000
GPU frequency: 0.65 GHz
GPU (Turbo): 1.10 GHz
Compute units: 6
Shader: 48
Hardware Raytracing: No
Release date: Q1/2011
Max. displays: 2
Generation: 6
Direct X: 10.1
Technology: 32 nm
Max. GPU Memory: 2 GB
Frame Generation: No

Hardware 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 & PCIe

The processor can use up to 32 GB memory in 2 (Dual Channel) memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 21.3 GB/s. The memory type as well as the amount of memory can greatly affect the speed of the system.

Memory type: Memory bandwidth:
DDR3-1066
DDR3-1333
21.3 GB/s
21.3 GB/s
Max. Memory: 32 GB
Memory channels: 2 (Dual Channel)
ECC: No
PCIe: 2.0 x 16
PCIe Bandwidth: 8.0 GB/s

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the processor is 35 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently. The TDP usually gives a rough idea of the actual power consumption of the CPU.

TDP (PL1 / PBP): 35 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: --

Technical details

The Intel Core i3-2120T is made in 32 nm. The smaller the manufacturing process of a CPU, the more modern and energy-efficient it is. Overall, the processor has 3.00 MB cache. A large cache can greatly speed up the processor's speed in some cases such as games.

Technology: 32 nm
Chip design: Monolithic
Socket: LGA 1155
L2-Cache: --
L3-Cache: 3.00 MB
AES-NI: Yes
Operating systems: Windows 10, Linux
Virtualization: VT-x, VT-x EPT
Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions: SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX
Release date: Q3/2011
Release price: 121 $
Part Number: --
Documents: Technical data sheet

Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Intel Core i3-2120T 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 FX-4170 AMD FX-4170
4C 4T @ 4.40 GHz
517
AMD FX-8300 AMD FX-8300
8C 8T @ 4.20 GHz
517
Intel Core i3-6102E Intel Core i3-6102E
2C 4T @ 1.90 GHz
516
Intel Core i3-2120T Intel Core i3-2120T
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
515
Intel Celeron G1610 Intel Celeron G1610
2C 2T @ 2.60 GHz
515
Intel Celeron 3955U Intel Celeron 3955U
2C 2T @ 2.00 GHz
514
Intel Core i7-920 Intel Core i7-920
4C 8T @ 2.93 GHz
513

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.
Intel Core i5-4260U Intel Core i5-4260U
2C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
1211
AMD Phenom II X4 805 AMD Phenom II X4 805
4C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
1209
AMD Athlon II X4 620e AMD Athlon II X4 620e
4C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
1207
Intel Core i3-2120T Intel Core i3-2120T
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
1202
Intel Core i5-3337U Intel Core i5-3337U
2C 4T @ 1.80 GHz
1202
AMD A8-5557M AMD A8-5557M
4C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
1201
AMD Athlon Silver 7120U AMD Athlon Silver 7120U
2C 2T @ 2.40 GHz
1199

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
Intel Pentium 2030M Intel Pentium 2030M
2C 2T @ 2.50 GHz
421
Samsung Exynos 8895 Samsung Exynos 8895
8C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
421
Intel Pentium B980 Intel Pentium B980
2C 2T @ 2.40 GHz
419
Intel Core i3-2120T Intel Core i3-2120T
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
418
UNISOC T700 UNISOC T700
8C 8T @ 1.80 GHz
417
Samsung Exynos 9810 Samsung Exynos 9810
8C 8T @ 2.90 GHz
417
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G
8C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
416

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
Intel Core i5-3317U Intel Core i5-3317U
2C 4T @ 1.70 GHz
917
Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 Qualcomm Snapdragon 626
8C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
910
Samsung Exynos 7904 Samsung Exynos 7904
8C 8T @ 1.80 GHz
910
Intel Core i3-2120T Intel Core i3-2120T
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
903
Intel Core i7-2637M Intel Core i7-2637M
2C 4T @ 1.70 GHz
898
Intel Pentium G3240T Intel Pentium G3240T
2C 2T @ 2.70 GHz
892
Intel Core i3-530 Intel Core i3-530
2C 4T @ 2.93 GHz
890

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
Intel Atom x6214RE Intel Atom x6214RE
Intel UHD Graphics 10th Gen (16 EU) @ 0.40 GHz
106
Intel Atom x6414RE Intel Atom x6414RE
Intel UHD Graphics 10th Gen (16 EU) @ 0.40 GHz
106
Intel Core i3-2120T Intel Core i3-2120T
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 i3-2102 Intel Core i3-2102
Intel HD Graphics 2000 @ 1.10 GHz
106

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
Intel Celeron G1610 Intel Celeron G1610
2C 2T @ 2.60 GHz
1510
MediaTek Helio X25 MediaTek Helio X25
10C 10T @ 2.50 GHz
1507
AMD Athlon II X2 370K AMD Athlon II X2 370K
2C 2T @ 4.20 GHz
1505
Intel Core i3-2120T Intel Core i3-2120T
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
1502
Intel Core i5-4300Y Intel Core i5-4300Y
2C 4T @ 1.60 GHz
1496
Intel Celeron 2970M Intel Celeron 2970M
2C 2T @ 2.20 GHz
1496
Intel Core i3-2100T Intel Core i3-2100T
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
1492

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