Intel Core i3-3120M Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Intel Core i3-3120M is a 2 core processor. It can handle 4 threads simultaneously and was introduced in Q3/2012. The Intel Core i3-3120M is based on the 3. generation of the Intel Core i3 series and requires a mainboard with the socket PGA 988. The Intel Core i3-3120M scores 508 points with one CPU core in the Geekbench 5 benchmark. When using all CPU cores, the result is 1,136 points.
Intel Core i3-3120M

At a glance

Name: Intel Core i3-3120M
Family: Intel Core i3 (205)
CPU group: Intel Core i 3000M (29)
Architecture: Ivy Bridge H
Technology: 22 nm
Segment: Mobile
Generation: 3
Predecessor: --
Successor: --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The 2 CPU cores of the Intel Core i3-3120M clock with 2.50 GHz. The number of CPU cores and the clock frequency of the processor are largely responsible for the overall performance.

CPU Cores / Threads: 2 / 4
Core architecture: normal
Cores: 2x
Hyperthreading / SMT: Yes
Overclocking: No
Frequency: 2.50 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): --
Turbo Frequency (2 Cores): --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

With the Intel HD Graphics 4000, the Intel Core i3-3120M has an build in graphic solution. It has 16 SM processors, which have a total of 128 texture shaders. The iGPU not only enables games, but also significantly accelerates video playback.

GPU name: Intel HD Graphics 4000
GPU frequency: 0.65 GHz
GPU (Turbo): 1.10 GHz
Compute units: 16
Shader: 128
Hardware Raytracing: No
Release date: Q1/2011
Max. displays: 3
Generation: 7
Direct X: 11.0
Technology: 22 nm
Max. GPU Memory: 2 GB
Frame Generation: No

Hardware codec support

Processors that have an integrated graphics can play videos faster and more efficiently. This can have a positive effect on the battery life of notebooks, for example.

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: Decode

Memory & PCIe

The Intel Core i3-3120M supports up to 32 GB memory in up to 2 (Dual Channel) memory channels. This results in a maximum memory bandwidth of 25.6 GB/s.

Memory type: Memory bandwidth:
DDR3-1600
25.6 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

With the TDP, the processor manufacturer specifies the cooling solution required for the processor. The Intel Core i3-3120M has a TDP of 35 W.

TDP (PL1 / PBP): 35 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: 105 °C

Technical details

The Intel Core i3-3120M has a 3.00 MB large cache. The processor is manufactured in 22 nm. Modern production increases the efficiency of the processor.

Technology: 22 nm
Chip design: Monolithic
Socket: PGA 988
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: Q3/2012
Release price: --
Part Number: --
Documents: Technical data sheet

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Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Intel Core i3-3120M 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-4300 AMD FX-4300
4C 4T @ 3.80 GHz
511
MediaTek Kompanio 520 (MT8186) MediaTek Kompanio 520 (MT8186)
8C 8T @ 2.05 GHz
511
Intel Core i3-560 Intel Core i3-560
2C 4T @ 3.33 GHz
510
Intel Core i3-3120M Intel Core i3-3120M
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
508
Intel Pentium G2030T Intel Pentium G2030T
2C 2T @ 2.60 GHz
508
AMD Phenom II X6 1100T AMD Phenom II X6 1100T
6C 6T @ 3.70 GHz
508
Intel Xeon E5-2640 v2 Intel Xeon E5-2640 v2
8C 16T @ 2.50 GHz
508

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 2 Quad Q6600 Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
4C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
1139
Intel Core i7-4550U Intel Core i7-4550U
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
1139
Samsung Exynos 9609 Samsung Exynos 9609
8C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
1139
Intel Core i3-3120M Intel Core i3-3120M
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
1136
Samsung Exynos 8890 Samsung Exynos 8890
8C 8T @ 2.60 GHz
1136
Intel Pentium G3240T Intel Pentium G3240T
2C 2T @ 2.70 GHz
1136
AMD A6-3650 AMD A6-3650
4C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
1134

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 4405U Intel Pentium 4405U
2C 4T @ 2.10 GHz
445
Intel Core i5-3337U Intel Core i5-3337U
2C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
442
Intel Celeron G1620 Intel Celeron G1620
2C 2T @ 2.70 GHz
441
Intel Core i3-3120M Intel Core i3-3120M
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
439
Intel Core i3-4010Y Intel Core i3-4010Y
2C 4T @ 1.30 GHz
439
Intel Pentium Silver J5040 Intel Pentium Silver J5040
4C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
435
Intel Core i5-3317U Intel Core i5-3317U
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
431

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.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
941
Intel Pentium G3250T Intel Pentium G3250T
2C 2T @ 2.80 GHz
929
Intel Pentium G3440T Intel Pentium G3440T
2C 2T @ 2.80 GHz
929
Intel Core i3-3120M Intel Core i3-3120M
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
927
Apple A9 Apple A9
2C 2T @ 1.85 GHz
921
Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 Qualcomm Snapdragon 652
8C 8T @ 1.80 GHz
920
Intel Celeron G1850 Intel Celeron G1850
2C 2T @ 2.90 GHz
920

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 i3-3227U Intel Core i3-3227U
Intel HD Graphics 4000 @ 1.10 GHz
282
Intel Core i5-3210M Intel Core i5-3210M
Intel HD Graphics 4000 @ 1.10 GHz
282
Intel Core i5-3230M Intel Core i5-3230M
Intel HD Graphics 4000 @ 1.10 GHz
282
Intel Core i3-3120M Intel Core i3-3120M
Intel HD Graphics 4000 @ 1.10 GHz
282
AMD A9-9420e AMD A9-9420e
AMD Radeon R5 (Stoney Ridge) @ 0.72 GHz
276
AMD A6-9220C AMD A6-9220C
AMD Radeon R5 (Stoney Ridge) @ 0.72 GHz
276
AMD A6-5357M AMD A6-5357M
AMD Radeon HD 8450G @ 0.72 GHz
276

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 G1830 Intel Celeron G1830
2C 2T @ 2.80 GHz
1694
Intel Celeron G1820 Intel Celeron G1820
2C 2T @ 2.70 GHz
1690
Intel Core i7-2617M Intel Core i7-2617M
2C 4T @ 1.50 GHz
1685
Intel Core i3-3120M Intel Core i3-3120M
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
1682
AMD A4-4300M AMD A4-4300M
2C 2T @ 3.00 GHz
1680
Intel Pentium G2020 Intel Pentium G2020
2C 2T @ 2.90 GHz
1674
AMD Athlon II X3 435 AMD Athlon II X3 435
3C 3T @ 2.90 GHz
1670

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 Pentium N4200 Intel Pentium N4200
4C 4T @ 1.10 GHz
624
Intel Core i5-4200U Intel Core i5-4200U
2C 4T @ 1.60 GHz
617
Intel Celeron G3900 Intel Celeron G3900
2C 2T @ 2.80 GHz
614
Intel Core i3-3120M Intel Core i3-3120M
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
613
Intel Core i5-3337U Intel Core i5-3337U
2C 4T @ 1.80 GHz
612
Intel Celeron N3450 Intel Celeron N3450
4C 4T @ 1.10 GHz
608
Intel Core2 Duo E6750 Intel Core2 Duo E6750
2C 2T @ 2.66 GHz
601

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